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๐“’๐“ธ๐“ฌ๐“ด-๐“ช-๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ญ๐“ต๐“ฎ-๐“ญ๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ

Way before the light of morning, we loaded into the car for soccer. Some rooster was going like crazy in the distance trying to wake everybody up to the fact that the day WAS coming. I actually paused to listen to him and wondered how he knew. How did he know that the light was coming? It was still so dark.

Over the course of the next hour, I drove back and forth to the school... twice. Jake had forgotten something. Super fun in the early morning hours. {that was sarcasm in case youโ€™re thinking Iโ€™m a super mom. no maโ€™am.} But that rooster was right. The light came over the course of that hour and everything was different in the world.

Iโ€™ve been struggling with some stuff lately - feeling defeated and just plain tired of fighting the same old battles - and yesterday was especially tough. Some days just are. So I sat on my porch in my rocker and talked to Jesus... and cried. Some days you just need to cry.

I opened my Bible to my go-to book of Psalms. God always uses the Psalms to straighten out my head, so I headed to what I knew I needed to hear.

But my Father knew my heart even more deeply than I did.

You see, I didnโ€™t have on my glasses, and as I read what I thought to be Psalm 43, the Lord spoke fresh words to me from Isaiah 43.

๐“›๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ด. I am about to do something new; even now ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ. Do you not see it?

My very best effort to comfort myself and redirect my heart was met with the perfect grace of Jesus speaking His truth into my moment of heartache.

I was in the wrong place, yet He spoke the right words to my weary soul. He took my fragility and lavished His steadfast strength as a reminder that Heโ€™s got me and my family in His hands. He has a plan beyond what I can see in the dark hours.

Light is coming, daughter.

That rooster was right to keep cock-a-doodle-doing so loudly... he KNEW light was coming in his little created body. And he sang hope to let us all know the dark was ending.

Oh Lord, thank you for reminders that youโ€™ve got us. You are faithful and good. Help us believe in your promise that your light WILL overcome the darkness and increase our faith as we seek you. Amen.

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TIMELESS TRUTH:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. - Romans 12:2

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

- Isaiah 43:18-19


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