between the Kingdom of God being here, but not yet fully here
of being a sinner and a saint
of going through trials, knowing the day without trials is not yet here
knowing God has power over my trials and could stop them
but that’s not what this life is for anymore
except in those times when He reminds us he has ultimate authority
cancer is healed
the baby lives
marriage is restored
addiction is broken
friend accepts Christ’s offer of love and salvation
God answers prayer
God is good
All the time
Prayers going unanswered
joy and sorrow
mourning and celebration
Ultimate victory, yet momentary battle
God’s process, yet my small mind
of giftedness vs ego
of ambition vs arrogance
of self-care vs selfishness
Being in the middle of scene of a long movie reel that I know the ending to
It’s a bad scene
But a good ending
My desire for a perfect Church. Pushing and striving for this.
Grace for reality.
God, give us grace for reality.
Give us eyes for eternity.
Give us faith to bring eternity here.
Give us joy and peace that we are on the path of true life.
Give us trust to know this is your story.
Give us gratitude that you’ve allowed us into it.
That you’ve saved us through it.
That we don’t have all the answers.
But we know the One who does.
And He’s holding my hand.