Grown Enough

From time to time, I have found myself telling God, “I’m strong enough. I don’t need to grow anymore. Really, I’m content with who I am...” Knowing I have a grin on my face and am half joking but still serious, I imagine He smiles back with a wise, understanding but slightly sarcastic, “Sure you are” to me. This now common sentiment of my heart was originally birthed out of pain and was a cry of desperation due to lack of hopelessness. You see, I’m not the kind of person who loves a challenge where the outcome is out of my control. Actually I don’t naturally enjoy any challenges when there is a risk of failure at all. I like hard work and have confidence in the things I know how to do well

When Faith Feels Hard

I don’t know about you, but on any given day I can run the entire gambit of emotions when it comes to my contentment level. “I do believe, but help me in my my unbelief!” Yesterday was one of those days. Maybe it was post vacation blues because the morning before I had been enjoying my coffee outside by the pool inhaling ocean air. Maybe it was because on vacation I hand’t made the best food choices and my body was detoxing from chips, queso, and even a pop tart. Most likely, even though those things didn’t lend any help to the situation, I figure it was one of those days because I am human and live in a fallen world. Even though I know my faith is strong and deep in my knower, there is n

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