Real talk: sometimes I regret building my life this way. I crave normal. I resent the hard. I grieve the loss. I long for ease.
It will all hit at once, and I’ll spend a day in tears and pity, wishing & weeping & wanting.
But then I remember. The God who’s brought me here, who’s carried me before and carries me still, who despite it all and by it all has blessed me deeply. And I get up & stand again on the promises I own in Him. I re-place my trust, refocus on the mission, rejoice in all I have. And I rediscover, again, the great joy of this life I get to live.
(Informed & inspired by one of my favorite ever quotes by John Piper: “Occasionally weep deeply over the life you thought would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.”)