It’s been quite a while.
I decided to take a bit of a blogging break for a couple of weeks. I needed time to process things, ask some questions, breathe and organize myself better.
I’ve tried to blog a few times since then, deciding that I’d be officially back, and truthfully nothing came out. I couldn’t think of what to say to y’all.
Truth is one of the hard things about being a blogger is having to ALWAYS have something to talk about/say …and after a year I guess I felt like I ran out.
Thankfully that was just a feeling and NOT an actual truth. But I felt as if disconnecting entirely from blogging in order to reconnect with the Father was exactly what I had to do.
It’s been a tough season.
I’m walking onto unfamiliar grounds and have noticed things changing in matters of seconds (transitions).
I’ve been more uncomfortable than ever and have come unto things in my heart that I don’t like very well.
I’ve had questions, Tons of them. And little answers.
There’s been turmoil
Within me and around me.
But there’s also been an insane amount of peace.
Don’t get me wrong, it has sucked.
I’ve hurt, I’ve cried and have wanted to sink into the cracks of the earth. But even in the midst of the sucky real life moments my thoughts always lead me back to “This is good”.
I have this picture of the Genesis story and God’s approval seems to ring over my life as it did over the earth.
“…And God saw that it was good.”
Genesis 1:18 NIV
I’ve come to understand that this particular moment in my life is foundational, the things God is treating in my heart are vital; this season is giving me tools that I know I will later not only benefit from but stand on, it’s building my character and building my trust.
The trials have come but they soon turn into nothing, compared to the overwhelming sense of goodness within me. A goodness that allows me to look away from the chaos and live out of the peace oozing out of me.
It’s so different when you’re in the midst of tough times but peace reels you in, when You fall apart, but peace points you to the one who hold us all together.
My dear friends,
I want to encourage you this evening. Lean on his peace. It TRULY is one that surpasses ALL understanding. Because even when I can’t make sense of things, peace assures me of His plans, of His works, of promises, of what I’m meant to walk in.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”