Discovering Divine Purpose in the Passions

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Mission EDIFY is a grassroots movement fortifying adults affected by abuse, exploitation, and traumatic betrayal. United in charity, let us strive to

Enlighten faith communities to the unspoken needs of the traumatized.
Defend human dignity.
Introduce a compassionate path to forgiveness.
Foster daily conversion.
Yield to mercy--with justice.


Please pardon the disappearance as Hannah and I prepare to head over to Mission EDIFY this January!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:33 PM

Jesus, The Ceiling, and Me

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:33 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:33 PM

I apologize for the long break in blogging. My heart aches over the sudden departure of two loved ones. I do my level best to focus on what I am to accomplish each day as waves of emotion slam against a heart that kicks and screams to understand why.

I lie in bed at night. Stare at the ceiling. I shut my eyes, hoping to lasso the untamed "whys" as they circle my bed in mid-air. And then I remember. The eyes of the Lord do not slumber. 

Some nights this is enough for me. I let my mind go. My body follows. I am asleep. Other nights, I find rest in knowing I am not alone. I am not at the mercy of godless insomnia. I am at the mercy of a promise. A promise to be held when human efforts fail. When the sheer intensity of loss overtakes me, I ask God--who created me to feel so passionately, to take hold of me. He does. 

I can rest in the knowledge that He's alongside me--staring at the ceiling. I can.

Can you?

"In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength" Isaiah 30:15b NKJV).

 

You are not alone,

Wendy

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