Monday, February 3, 2014

open rebuke

Some things that should be heart and life-shattering are happening/have happened to me in the last few weeks and days. But thanks be to God, I don't feel shattered. I feel shocked, bewildered... I know that the things are truly sad and unfair. But mostly I just feel like "Wow. God is clearly doing things." It's exciting to get answers from God, even if they aren't the way I would have ever wanted and still don't want them the way they turned out... but I feel a huge sense of "Wow. God must have big reasons for all of this." It is exciting to go through each day, knowing God is doing a lot in my life right now. A LOT of change. Exciting, crazy, ... and leaving me bewildered but stoked to see what happens.

How is there so much hope through all of this? Peace fills me, even though nightmares have happened.


But crazy goodness of God.
I know He knows what He's doing!

And He keeps giving me really good scripture to chew on and apply during all of this.

Here's an example from tonight, but there's been a lot more that I don't feel I need to share but just need to apply and think about myself.




"Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
 Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy."
-Proverbs 27:5-6
... Something to think about tonight, amongst many other things...
Thanks God for all this craziness.
It weirdly excites me.


"In Genesis, we read about Joseph, whose brothers sold him to a passing caravan. He became a slave and was carried off to Egypt, thinking he would never see his family again. I don’t think that was where he wanted to go. But, many years later, when he was finally reunited with his brothers, Joseph said, 'It was not you who sent me here, but God' (Genesis 45:8) and 'Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good' (Genesis 50:20)."

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