Sep 29, 2014

praise break

lake of the Ozarks, summer 2014
I've had a rough go of it the past month & a half. God has wrecked my heart & my plans for what I thought my future would look like. I'd like to think of myself as a generally happy person but I've strug-gled since this change came about. I've wrestled with God about my future; I'm a bit of a control freak & planner. I was in Target Sautrday literally giving myself a pep talk. I have the most amazing support system around me, seriously these people are my biggest encouragers. But sometimes you have to look in the mirror & say "girl, you are amazing, & strong, & powerful, & a WILL accomplish what God has put on your heart." I'm a deep thinker & analyze things to death, therefore I have to remind myself to let God & let go.
"...but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perserverance; perserverance, character; & character, hope." -Romans 5:3-4
Those two verses sum everything up...even when attacks are being flung my way...I'm still blessed & I'm still safe & God still has me in the palm of his mighty hands.
If you're struggling I just want to enocurage you to keep fighting, spiritual warfare is a very real thing. God will never bring you to it without bringing you through it. It's uncomfortable & it hurts...but girlfriend it's so worth it.
Chose joy even in the midst of the storm & peace will follow.


  1. This is so encouraging-- thanks for sharing it! I've learned in recent seasons as well that our futures are rarely if ever under our control! Love your faith and trust in God:)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

  2. Hello Beautiful -

    This is an encouraging post and I love and believe in "Encouraging Yourself!" And, you did just that when you said "Girl, you are amazing, & strong, & powerful, & a WILL accomplish what God has put on your heart."

    YES! You did that Butterfly and I LOVE IT.

    I had been struggling with, "When God, When?" and had to stop myself and begin to confess the Word and I have chosen joy even in the midst of the storm knowing that peace will follow.


    1. hey pretty girl! thank God be the glory! :-)

  3. so beautiful! thank you for sharing - nelle @

  4. i needed this today more than you could ever know. thanks for posting this. this verse and this encouragement is so good.

    1. you are more than welcome! I'm so glad it offered you comfort & encouragement! :-)


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