My words fail me tonight. My thoughts are jumbled. My intentions for this post have blown away.
It seems that this has been a season of things being taken away. And some days I can trust in God and carry on, doing whatever needs to be done next.
Other days, much like today, I collapse into a puddle of tears.
And so, this is what I need to hear today. Perhaps you do, too.
Listen as Shane and Shane sing:
Though you slay me, yet I will praise you
Though you take from me, I will bless your name
Though you ruin me, still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need.
Not only is all your affliction momentary; not only is all your affliction light in comparison to eternity and the glory there. But it is totally meaningful…don’t say it’s meaningless. It’s not. It’s working for you an eternal weight of glory. Therefore. Therefore, do not lose heart. — John Piper
UPDATE: Dear friends, I realized from some of the comments (thank you for commenting, BTW!) that perhaps a little clarification is in order. I am not despairing. When I wrote this, I was tired, discouraged and a bit worn thin, but I shared it all to say, yes, sometimes it does get difficult, but holding onto hope in Christ is the only way through. If you’re worn and barely holding on, I get it, but don’t let go of God. Don’t lose heart. Love to you all,