You feel emptied out. Like your life might be over.
When was your ugliest time? When it seemed unfair and scary and you had no idea if you’d get through it? For me, when I was going through a divorce… or when our daughter had seizures… or those financial times where you have no idea where the money is going to come from.
We all have those seasons, and maybe even as a country right now we are in one of those. How do you live in peace when there are violent things that happen in schools and bombs in packages on people’s front porches?
I think about our God… who expressed His love on a cross in the middle of dirt and sweat and ridicule. His glory came in the middle of the mess, and he went through it wearing his love for us like a banner. Our answer to the world right now and to ourselves may be the same thing: Love.
Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As long as we walk willing to get messy, holding onto the love that He showed us first, we have victory.