beauty in the aftermath

Tomorrow marks nine months. It truly feels like a lifetime. It’s so easy to quickly forget just how far God has carried our family. My prayer is that I continually treasure the sweet beauty in the ashes and the imminence of God in the struggle this past year. He works all things for our good. Even a terrible car accident. Even a traumatic brain injury. Even what we believe to be shattered dreams. Even hopelessness. Even broken hearts.

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Even when we have lost our way, when everything seems to be crashing down, and we fight to stand up, He is there.

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

“Not only is all your afflictions momentary, not only is all your affliction light in comparison to eternity & the glory there; but all of it is totally meaningful. Every millisecond of your pain from the fallen nature or fallen man, every millisecond of your misery in the path of obedience is producing a peculiar glory you will get because of that.” – John Piper

I am in the midst of a new season that God has brought about, and it is so dear. Life may have changed, yet I will praise Him.

restoration&healing

compassion&grace

gratitude&refinement

fullness&splendor

clear eyes&full heart

God has shown abundant mercy in so many small&big ways. He is frequently reminding me of His boundless love and care for us, His beloved people. His light always shines through, despite our circumstances. Although our sights and pathways get blurred, we are led back to His promises and wonder.  He is ever-so- faithful.

But we do have to choose how we respond, we can move forward in hope&love or choose otherwise. He will take our messes, shortcomings, inadequacies, and wrecked pieces and yield His lovely glory. All the while, satisfying all the void places in our hearts and overflowing us with His ample grace&love.

So press on today, sweet friend, Joy will arise in the morning. His word stands true. He heals. He rebuilds. Always. Momentary trouble in exchange for an eternal glory. He proves all things are possible.

“The only love that won’t disappoint you is one that can’t change, that can’t be lost, that is not based on the ups and downs of life or of how well you live. It is something that not even death can take away from you. God’s love is the only thing like that.” (Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, pg. 304) 

to my mama, you are fierce fighter & my wonderwoman. You inspire me every day, with your strength&boldness. You are the definition of tangible grace& second chances. You are the beauty in the aftermath. I love you, and stand in awe at your relentless determination to make progress & commitment to never give up. Thanking God for you each day, my miracle mama.

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LOVE & LIGHT,

K

 

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