“GOD proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from GOD. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.” Lamentations 3:25-27 MSG
Hello, God’s Child,
I dreamed I was playing a piano in my grandmother’s kitchen and she was at the sink with her hair high and fixed, washing off a stack of cantaloupes. Random.
My grandmother, ‘Mom Coon’ was a pistol.
P. I. S. T. O. L.
She carried one, too, after our Pop passed away. She went on a first date with a man and he wanted her nearly 80 little self to slide over and ride next to him in his truck. She kept her purse between them with the pistol handy. My brothers and our young SO love our Mom Coon stories!
Mommas are strange and wonderful creatures.
I learned from the best. They teach us of the ferocity of God’s love. They will take just about anything and supernatural resilience keeps them reined in … right up to the point that their children are attacked. Then, when the line gets crossed, all bets are off.
God knows. His line got crossed, too…they nailed his Son to a wooden cross.
From that heart-crushing event, hope came. Unexplainable hope came from the most horrific tragedy.
No matter what life trials are being delivered to you, your walk and your mind is your private sanctuary; when your heart has been delivered into the hands of the Most High, do not allow the brutality of others to occupy it. Your skin is your barrier; as a child of The Most High, others can not get under it, unless you give them permission, right?! Take control of your boundaries and what you allow yourself to absorb.
Most people don’t know what you’ve been asked to do, or why. Just as you don’t have all the facts about their business. You don’t need to. We are simply called to just move forward in truth with the hand you are dealt. There’s no need to sacrifice who The Creator made you to be because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out. As the child of the God of the Universe, no one else has the power to make you feel small unless you give over that power.
You are also the one who can choose your Father’s peace to settle into the dark places. And, there’s no peace that can compare to that.
The choice is yours.
Wake up. Feel peace press in. Absorb Him. Go.