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Friday, June 27, 2014

Be Brave.

Before I share with you my thoughts
I want to tell you that I had already written
out several words for today's post..
After hearing about a friend's 
current struggle
my thoughts switched
to a matter much closer to my heart.
And my words changed.
Being Brave.
It is easier to explain
if I just share with you the message I sent her.
I feel like I am more myself
and genuinely expressive when
I am talking directly to someone.
So here it is.
I constantly ask the same question to God,
 I know there is
 all the trials
and valleys...
and it hurts...
but I do believe
there is beauty in everything,
even loss...
But that does not mean we should not be hurt or angry, 
it is so human and God understands our frustration.
I was once told,
 'it is hard to know what light is
 if you have never seen the dark'...
I know we have both experienced the dark,
but it is what makes
the light in us shine that much brighter!
 I know it shines in you.
I can see it!..
.it is His promise to us
that there is always a rainbow
after every storm.
I believe it.
It is what fuels my hope.
So I will continue to pray for you.
God is so good, always.
I also want her to know
Stay brave, my friend.
I know you are
and full of hope.
I know that not knowing, anticipating,
is scary.
I fear the unknown.
But God gives us bravery.
He allows us to go through pain,
knowing it will create
It would be hard to grow without the proper watering.
Storms give flowers the rain, right?
I also know you and I rely on God ultimately.
As we all should in these difficult times.
He is so faithful.
We must continue to encourage one another
and remind everyone
of our God
and how much He loves us.
He is crazy about us!
He also needs us to depend on Him.
I know I need Him.
Each and every day.
I won't let go and I surely know
He never will.
My sweet friend..
Keep on hoping,
keep on trusting,
keep on inspiring others
with your words.
Let us make this world a better place.
And as my friend, Casey, shared,
"My word for this year isn't's brave."
 You are so brave, friend!
If you are wondering the picture above is from my Grandma's going home
It seemed fitting.
Because through the loss of her sweet soul
I have found a beautiful bravery.
Because I have seen God is there,
That definitely makes me want to be brave.
I love you and we are all praying for you,
Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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