The God who give me life gives life to you too, sister.
Let us wake up every single morning with joy for another day to breathe in the life of God.
I praise you, Lord, for we are wonderfully and fearfully made by you! We are given the tools to serve you well and I pray that you fill our lungs with life.
Darkness surrounds us, Lord, and that sure makes it hard to keep our heads above the water, but you, oh Lord, are able to wipe away our every tear, lead us to the foot of the cross, and help us lay down our baggage and surrender it to you.
My friend, please lay down your hurt and pick up your baggage. It is time to take it to the cross and lay it at the feet of Jesus. It is time to no longer hold on to the grip of sin and death and run freely in the God who gives you life.
I encourage you to not only bring your baggage and lay it at the cross, but leave it there.
I struggle with this so much! I live with this constant desire to be perfect (as we all do I am sure). I am a perfectionist and I am extremely hard on myself. There is no freedom in this! There is no wiggle room for grace! It is a process and God is constantly teaching my heart to be content with who He created me to be.
God says that I am enough and I am washed clean by the precious blood of Jesus. God says that He will fearlessly fight for me and that His mercy and grace is new every single morning. He will strengthen my feet to run freely on the heights and give me rest for my weary soul. He will comfort me all the days of my life and will deliver me in times of trouble. He will awake my soul and give me the joy that is only found in His web of grace.
God has overcome the world already even when darkness surrounds us. His steadfast love will guide us to our knees in surrender and though that process is so painful, it leads us to paths of abundance and harvest. Keep hanging on, sister!
I will run with the God who gives me life and I pray that you will, too.
For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.
Thank you, Lord, for breathing life into our weary souls.