When you can’t see the {beauty} in the mess…

..or even a glimmer of hope in the darkness.

When you can’t imagine how these momentary afflictions are preparing you for a weight of eternal glory any more than you can imagine what you are making for dinner tonight.

When you don’t want to read that one of the primary purposes of being shaken by suffering is to make our faith more unshakeable.

When you can’t understand how this can work for your good.

When trials come wave after wave and you can’t swim, you can barely breathe.

When you are tired of being still and waiting.

When you feel like a ping pong ball bouncing back and forth between anger, guilt, condemnation, self-pity, anger, self-pity.

When you are afraid that you won’t hear His voice.

Be reminded: {and remind me}

God’s writing your story

and He never leaves you alone in your story,

and His perfect love absorbs all your fear

and His perfect grace carries all your burdens,

and your story is a happily ever after

because Christ bought your happily ever after

so you always know how this story ends:

You’re going to be okay.

“Our bad things turn out for good. Our good things can never be lost. And the best things are yet to come.” – Keller


4 thoughts on “When you can’t see the {beauty} in the mess…

  1. Mandy says:

    Taraleigh, thank you for posting this! You have no idea how much this encouraged me today; it’s what I’ve needed to be reminded of ALL WEEK! It was as if the Lord was speaking directly to me when I was reading it! Love and miss you! 🙂

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