For crying out loud.

“I just NEEDED this week to be a good week.”. This lament from my friend at 9am on Monday morning.

Good grief.
These precious friends have been entrusted to me. I have loved them and loath to lose them. My prayers are filled with their names. They make me giggle and give me heartache. But, I will not let this mess steal my joy. I won’t wonder if I’m at fault. I won’t question what I could have done better. There is a bigger picture to what’s going on. I can’t see the details, but I can trust the One who knows them all.

I’m going to SMILE and PRAISE HIM.
Bow the knee and proclaim His Name.
Even in the middle of this mess I’ll lift my hands in surrender.

I want to cuss and throw a fit. I want to white knuckle the security of sameness.

Instead, I’ll choose praise and ask Him to fill me with peace. His grace overwhelms so much that I can extend it to others. My heart is heavy even as I lay these burdens at His throne.

“We are more than conquerers through Him who loved us!”

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