Life upon a rock

 The past 6 months have been hard. I won’t say the hardest because Mitch and I both have lost a parent + had a miscarriage and those were definitely harder. But this past 6 months hasn’t been our easiest season. 

We sent our babies back to school and have worked through lots of “firsts” in parenting. New challenges we didn’t anticipate. We have battled the flu, kidney stones + COVID (in which I got pretty sick). We have had our fair share of accidents- I stepped on a nail and was burned with boiling water at a local resturant. Recently, Collins had stitches twice in one week. We have had sick family members + other things that are just too private to share. It’s hasn’t been easy. 

But God. I cannot fathom how anyone can survive the storms of life without God. He’s been our  anchor in the storm. When the winds tried to knock us off kilter we were able to withstand the storm. It may not have been graceful but we are standing and proclaiming the goodness of God. I’ve walked with God long enough to know that His promises remain true. On the hilltop and in the valley. He is good in both.

If you don’t know Jesus, I invite you to ask Him into your heart. He loves you, He promises protection in the storm. He’s our safeguard + rock to stand upon. 

We are created for great and mighty things. We aren't created to merely survive this life but to flourish. To live “exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or think” type of lives! 

So friends, unclench your jaw. Take 10 deep breaths. Stay in the present moment - don’t go to the past or worry about the future. Sit down and pray, ask God for everything you need. Write out anything hard. Cultivate gratitude in your heart and write down 10 things you are grateful for. Crack open your Bible and start filling up on His word. If you don’t know where to start check out Proverbs or Psalms. Then do something that fills your cup. For me, it’s being around people who are life giving and speaking. For you, it could be to write a song, call a friend, sit alone in your bathrobe with a tea and watch a tv show, go for a run, get into nature, read a book. Find something that you enjoy and take a little bit of time to do it. 

This song says it perfectly: “I will build my life upon your love, It is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone. I will not be shaken.” 

I love you, you can do it, we can do it. Not just get by but sowing positive things for our harvest to come. Jesus loves you. Come to The Father today. 

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