The past several months have been hard for everyone. Everywhere. Fear of the virus, financial shifts, social distancing and isolation, political and societal unrest, has given rise to more fear and uncertainty in our nation than perhaps ever before outside of actual wartime.
“You will hear of wars nearby and revolutions on every side, with more rumors of wars to come. Don’t panic or give in to your fears, for the breaking apart of the world’s systems is destined to happen. But it won’t yet be the end; it will still be unfolding. – Matthew 24:6 (TPT)
In seasons of such unrest, people of faith are often faced with the distinct, and sometimes challenging opportunity, to really press in and gauge what they actually believe. And why.
Is God enough? Will He provide? Is He all we need? How will this all land in the end?
“What is the value of your soul to God? Could your worth be defined by an amount of money? God doesn’t abandon or forget even the small sparrow he has made. How then could he forget or abandon you? What about the seemingly minor issues of your life? Do they matter to God? Of course they do! So you never need to worry, for you are more valuable to God than anything else in this world. – Luke 12:6-7 (TPT)
Years ago I found myself struggling with truth. I just couldn’t wrap my heart around it. While I could clearly articulate for you what I knew I believed in, my soul felt uneasy and the world whirling around me seemed so unstable it felt nearly impossible to gain a sense of balance. Every day was a struggle to get my bearings, and I felt as though my entire life could come crashing down at any moment. How could a loving God ask me to walk in such chaos?
My brother suggested a book for me – The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel. Reading about the universe, how succinctly every element is positioned, I began to find my center again. If I truly believed that God designed everything, I had to start with His creation. Recognizing the magnitude of all that entailed, I began to sift through my fears and acknowledge that in the shadow of my limited understanding, my struggles were but leaves in a breeze.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 (NLT)
When we align our life to the timetable of eternity, we can gain a proper perspective. Sometimes we simply must go back to the beginning – to our roots. If we chose faith because we experienced His love, we start with the revelation that a loving God will not abandon us. If perhaps we chose to follow God’s Word because our parents forced us to or led us in that direction, then we go back to the bible and reframe our life and experiences through a biblical perspective. The most beautiful element of faith is that we don’t have to have it all figured out, nor must we power through with our limited resources, but rather we come back to the reality that just like the old song says, ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’. And he’s got you, too.
I am a Mom. Wife. Coach. Author. Editor. Lover of Jesus and all things lovely. I am a Washington native and love the beauty and grit of the PNW. Professionally, I have worked in myriad setting over the years, but spent the majority of the past 22 years raising my precious babies. With two now out of the house and two still at home, time is more precious than ever, and I find myself more and more passionate about helping others pursue purposeful living.
To me, the greatest joy in life is to evoke and nurture the greatness in one another. Walking with my clients and readers in discovering their purpose and unique gifts, guiding them in making the decision to live with intentionality in relationships, workplace, and in parenting; these are the things that make life so very rich.
My husband Chris, and I have been married for 18 years, and together have 6 children. In my personal time, I love serving on the worship, prayer and ministry teams at my church, books, coffee, the beach, a glass of wine and of course, rich conversations with good friends.
I look so very forward to walking this journey with you all!
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