Aside from instagram where I document family memories, I've been pretty silent on the blog/social media. I've been focusing on living simply and the important things in life. Over the past month we have seen lots of change, and our lives look quite different than they did the last time I wrote. I won't lie and say it has been easy; it most certainly hasn't, but God sure is teaching me a lot.
Today as I was reading, the Lord spoke to me about how we can have freedom in submission. When circumstances feel overwhelming or out of control, it's not up to me to fix them or spend my time and energy worrying the days away thinking I am alone to carry the weight of my burdens. Burdens are not meant to be held or carried alone - He commands me to lay them at His feet.
Letting go of hurt and pain and worry and control, submitting those things to Him on a daily basis, that is when we really get to experience true freedom and live the lives He has planned for us. It's all-to-easy to listen to the lies of the enemy telling you to hold onto these things, because no one else can understand what you're going through and its safer to keep them to yourself. That's simply not true.
We can have encouragement in knowing we belong to Christ,
comfort from His unrelenting love,
and fellowship and support with other believers who are there to walk alongside us.
I love love love this verse from Revelation 21,
"this is the One we are submitting to friends -
the One who will wipe every tear and make everything new."
Thank you Lord!