When you need to take a breath and find God’s grace (again)

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After you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace who has called you [to His everlasting presence] through Jesus the Anointed will restore you, support you, strengthen you, and ground you. 1 Peter 5:10 (VOICE)

Some things in life feel like they will never end. 

And then one day they do. 

We’ve been renovating our house for four months. Since we moved in two weeks ago there must have been about 80 different people coming through knocking this into a wall, or fixing this cabinet here. 

It’s been exhausting and my husband and I keep looking at each other and saying, “When will we have the house to ourselves?”

When Xylon had treatment for cancer it felt like that too. Each checkup would make us think surely this is the end and then we’d be told about another round of chemo or radiation or medication that he needed. 

But it did end. 

And there have been a lot of mixed reactions to it. 

I’m not used to having to field that many comments on this site or facebook or twitter. It’s been tiring and I’ve been forgetting to breathe, forgetting that it will pass and that Jesus will restore, strengthen and ground me. 

I think we often forget that nothing lasts forever. 

No matter what kind of mess you've made of your life there is always hope.

The hard things will pass, and Jesus will will restore you, support you, strengthen you, and ground you.

Take a deep breath: restoration, support and strength through Jesus, are on the way. (tweet this)

Ponder: What is happening in your life right now that feels like it will never end?

Prayer: Jesus, thank you that you’ve promised to restore me, support me, strengthen and ground me once this over. Give me the strength and courage I need now to make it through. 

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