Blue skies, soft sun and a few leaves wafting down….
From 66 Love Letters:
I don’t want you to be afraid of failure, or you will live for success. And I don’t want you to be afraid that things in your life will go wrong-they will-or that you will feel empty- you will. If you fear problems or emptiness, you will live for comfort and fulfillment….Even people who serve me (God)well struggle greatly. Every moment of suffering you endure is part of the good story I am telling. ….I never underestimated how thoroughly you would mess up your life or how painfully you would struggle and suffer, and I don’t want you to underestimate your failures or struggles either. They’re part of the story I’m telling. Never…underestimate Me. I have a plan,,,,Because I love you even when you’re messing up badly…I love you in the middle of your pain….I have a good plan, and nothing will stop Me from carrying it to completion.
You must live now in the tension between anguish and hope.
We are loved. We are known. And we are still loved. And so we can walk forward – not focused on fear- but focused on what is before us.
What’s in front of you today?