only believe.

only believe.

No one gets through life unscathed.

It’s a fact.

Some face greater sorrows than others – deeper pain.

Mental, emotional, physical – or all 3 at once.

Accepting is half the battle. This isn’t a fatalist mentality. It’s an acknowledgement of living in a broken world. And at the same time, a very beautiful world.

Do you know there is a way to live above the fray?  It’s true!

It comes from dwelling daily in God’s presence. That means you believe. Not in a concept or theory, but in a living God who has delighted in communing with humanity.

He says to call upon him in your day of trouble and he will hear you.

What? God didn’t hear me when I felt so much heartache because he didn’t stop it. But remember- the Savior of the world felt the ultimate sorrow on the cross. Anguish of body, soul, and spirit.

He gets it.

And because of this, he is able to come to our aid in ways we are not even aware of, rescuing us from going too far away from him in our grief.

I’ve had to learn to slow myself down. The part of me that just wants to rush ahead and figure it out … work it out … needed to trust.

I now know the sweetness of peace and contentment even in the midst of heartache.

It can be for you, too, if you only believe.

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only believe.

only believe.

Every year, I am amazed at the transformation that takes place from winter to spring. Ice and snow seem ripped away, exposing scarred lawns of dead grass.  Lifeless trees look ghostly against the sky.  And mud is everywhere, making everything look dirty.

But then, it happens.

The prelude begins with fresh, green shoots poking out from beneath dead leaves. Delicate buds form on the tree limbs. The mud disappears. And the gentle rain washes everything new.

Life is like that.

There are seasons of waiting, wondering, and yes, even weeping. Times of feeling like everything has been stripped away, leaving you exposed.

It won’t last forever.

God figured hope in the equation. And just like the hope of spring is a certainty, whatever you are going through will change – for certain.

Tomorrow is a new day. A new season awaits you.

Only believe.



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