There are some days you wake up believing with an ease in His promises and goodness. Some days it just seems to fit. And then there are those days where you wake up fighting for every breath, step, and thought. Your bed carries a tempting beckon to it, trying to lure you into giving up today and trying again tomorrow. A few Thursday ago, that is exactly what happened for my hubby and me. We woke up feeling as though we couldn’t take much more, only for the phone to ring throwing one more thing upon us. It simply felt too much.
In the midst of the storm, we had a decision to make: give up, pack up, crawl back into bed. Or believe for, thank for, remember for some things. The hits felt so close and personal that in response, we decided to cover our wall with post-it-notes of thanks, blessings, and gifts. Some days you need tangible reminders of the goodness that does exist in the midst of all that is swirling around.
Sometimes finding hope in the storm is as simple as remembering that there is far more than meets the eye.
There are certain days we need real reminders that there is more moving under the surface than the eye can see in this moment. It is His promise, no matter how it looks around you today.
It is exactly what Jesus was revealing as He showed up healing, delivering, and freeing people. His words and actions carried an invitation to the realm that was higher than the eye could see for those who would respond. And the incredible thing is this…
Our response compels Him to respond back. It’s the beauty of relationship and promise. For those who respond, He can’t help but move, heal, touch, and encounter.
Click below to listen into Session 2 of our Living Room Tuesday journey through Mark, focused on chapters 2 and 3.
For those who responded to Jesus, they encountered Him.
[Quick note – you’ll find this one a little choppy towards the middle, and probably abrupt at the end. Halfway through teaching, the Holy Spirit moved in our sister’s life, touching and encountering her. And just like Jesus showed, we stopped and loved the one. It is holy ground when the Spirit encounters the one. No need ever rushing or moving past where He is in the moment.]