I have a vision board in my hallway. Years ago, when life was at its darkest point, I was invited to join a group of women to create these boards. Mine has pictures of horses, relaxing interior photos, a woman relaxing in a suds-filled tub, beautiful flowers and tranquil scenery.
At that point in my life, I was hurt, broken, wounded, in pain, and exhausted. My vision board featured phrases like:
...a passion for fire...
...love your power...
but my all time favorite, a phrase I held on to for dear life was this: "When all of life looks like it is falling apart, it may just be falling into place."
How many times have we been in the midst of a difficult time, and needed the reminder that all will be well...? I love the verse God led me to this morning:
So we're not giving up. How could we? Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. II Cor 4:16
Even while we walk through horrible times, God is with us - working in us to create new life!
Be encouraged today, dear one. God has promised that not a minute will go by today that does not contain some measure of grace for you. I will be praying this verse as a prayer for me... for you...
"We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well."
(1 Corinthians 10:24b MSG)