Can you find the beauty and intrigue in this picture? Because of the wear and tear of the elements and age, the structure is no longer used in it’s initial capacity. Still, it stands. Beautiful in it’s own way, and serving to provide an atmosphere of tranquility as my camera secured the thought.
In the end, we win.
I know some days are hard and there are times you may shake your fists at the heavens , demanding why.
I understand the toll that physical and emotional pain takes on a body, and how anguish rips at the heart.
The daily grind of always being a day late and a dollar short is taxing, to say the least.
You may be plagued with guilt when you feel you are a burden to the ones that have to help you with daily living or feeling overwhelmed when you are the daily living caretaker of one who doesn’t have the mental capacity or awareness to appreciate you anymore.
You may have looked for love in all the right/wrong places, and still walked out alone. You can never seem to measure up, no matter how hard you try.
You may feel you are living a lie.
You have no idea where your kid is in life or where they are headed.
You hold your sick child without a documented medical cure, or you hold your parent knowing the twilight years are dimming. You are tired, so very tied.
How do we encourage each other when we ourselves, are struggling?
How do we inspire, love, or teach when we are hanging on by a thread?
How do we know that what we have been taught as truth, will become our reality?
I do not have any great step by step ” fix all” plan to share, but I can show you my scars and tell you about my healing.
I can hold your hand and lift you up to the King, the only one who has offered an eternal redemption and restoration to my heart and my life.
Even in my own storm, He has reached in and calmed my chaos. He has been faithful.
I heard the whisper of His still small voice this week , the brush of of angels wings, and the warmth of truth as I poured my heart out to God, “No matter what you walk through in this life, in the end- we WIN!”
It took several days before I could share this, my emotions were just too raw. “Baby, no matter what, we Win!”