#37 – Well, here we go into year three of our little project (I’m hanging my head in embarrassment), however I think it is almost a hidden blessing that it is taking me (much) longer than I planned to complete this project…because with every passing day, I get a new glimpse, a new peek at the little person you are becoming, and you are, after all, the inspiration for what is written in these pages–the thoughts I find most worthwhile and hopefully worthy of sharing with you. So with that, my original idea for this post was something else altogether, but just this week I listened to a talk by another fellow mama and it was one of those rare times when you hear something that shifts your perspective and touches you at your core, something to keep in your toolbox for the time in life when you will need it. She spoke about having the courage to be broken. And not just to be broken, but to allow God into that brokenness with us–He will cry with us, He will comfort us, He will hold us, and He will teach us and bring us through it. Whether it is something we might think is too small for Him or something that we might think is unimaginable to go through, He can bring us through it. So often, we feel like we have to hold things together, be strong, move on, or do whatever else we think is required of us in the situation, when what we really need to do is just let ourselves be broken. It takes courage to be weak. It is in our weakness that He is made perfect. When you are feeling hurt, let Him in. When you are feeling scared, let Him in. When you are feeling angry, let Him in. In fact, it is in those dark places where He does His best work IF you let Him in.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.