Monday, February 8

He has done great things for us. Psalm 126. Free printable.

 I finally made some time to be creative and spread out my paper and paint and 
supplies. I started going crazy again with paint and paper.
I feel alive when I paint. 
The hardest part is always getting started.

I made this for us, because it's where I'm at right now.

And it makes me happy. And I need to remember this.

This is where I am right now.
God is answering big, huge, mountain-sized prayers in our family
that I never, ever really believed would or could be answered.
He is showing up and breathing life into our death.
He is making beauty from our ashes.
He is turning our darkness into light.
He is here.  With us.

And it is still a hard and painful journey.
But He is in it, in the muck and the mire, 
and there is joy on the other side of the anger and the pain.
The only way we can get to the joy is through the pain. 

The only way I get life in Christ is through the cross.
There is no resurrection without death.
There is no joy without pain.

I have tried to go around the pain and anger for so many years, 
to avoid it. Now I it's time to walk through it, with Jesus.
Knowing that only He can carry me through it
and lead me out of it.
This is where I'm at today.
I don't know where you are, 
but I hope and pray that as we thank him for the great things 
that He has done and will do in our lives, 
that He will fill us with His joy and His perfect peace today.