I will almost-readily admit that there have been times where I felt like I was being “punished” by God. And beating myself up for being so foolish over this thing or that thing. Like to the nth degree.
But as I have grown & matured in my relationship with Him that has changed quite a bit. Now when I do something out of character any repercussions that come I look at as more of a cause & effect kind of thing. Not so much a punishment. And I’m easier on myself. Not 100% but it’s better.
We really ought give more grace to each other & to ourselves.
And then sometimes things blow through our little part of the world out of nowhere & we are left standing in the dust of it all. Wondering why.
If things aren’t going the way you had hoped this morning – if something took a turn you were not necessarily expecting – I feel your pain. Boy, do I.
I know the pain of repercussions. I know the pain of stepping in my own stuff. And I know the pain of wanting something so much yet you cannot have it. For whatever reason. Some obvious, some not so much.
I know the pain of unmet expectations. And the pain of hope being stacked to the sky & watching it all crumble. Again & again in the life of someone I love more than anyone. Yet still, I have hope – & I am building on it again – though I am weary.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice. – Psalm 55:17
Take it all to Jesus Grit & Grace family. You’re not being punished – you are walking, stumbling & sometimes crawling through life.
And I am your sister.
We are so, so loved. And SEEN.
Yes, even you.
Praying for every soul that reads this today –
Much love y’all,