it was just that much harder to watch my kiddos walk out the door this morning. my flesh wants to keep them home, worry about the what ifs, and parent out of fear. and, to be honest, it would be so easy to give into my flesh... much easier than digging into God's word, finding HIS truths, and trusting him with all my heart. today, i'm linking arms with mommies ALL over the world- mommies who are trying to take even the tiniest step toward faithfulness. it isn't difficult to be faithful on the good days. the true test of our faithfulness takes place on the darkest of days. the days when we are helpless and confused. on those days, more than any, it is crucial that we stand firm against the evils of this world.
today, in our house, we will be
- wearing green and white while praying alongside so many that have lost children, parents, and friends.
- playing music throughout the house that reminds us of the Lord's promises
- pondering these verses as we walk by faith and not by sight:
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. - Psalm 27:14
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. -Isaiah 41:13
we can't remove the evil, but we can be a bright light in a dark world! we may feel helpless, but we are not hopeless. God's word tells us how this story ends and it is a beautiful ending in which the KING rescues His people. my heart is heavy, but my God is strong!