November 19

You have not seen all there is to see, and that, my friend, is a beautiful thing.
Morgan Harper Nichols

Beautiful things take time as I preach to myself. Our entire backyard looks like a mud pit as we await the renovation plans to continue for our new home addition. In a season of uncertainty, we watched as our decision to build onto our home took effect not knowing when we’d see the end goal.

Digging up old bones is messy. I see physically as our home’s foundation is exposed and pipes and material are sprawled everywhere. Before our house comes back together as a functioning space, we have to go through the process of properly gutting and putting it back together. In order for things to fit back into place there tends to be a season of disarray. Perhaps this can mirror our lives at times. The beautiful can take time

Living in the mess isn’t always fun, and waiting day by day for the finished result can be trying. 

But you’re trying.

I’d like to simply encourage you, that today keep trying. Keep digging through, pulling through in order to see the light.

The end result will come, perhaps you’re just in the middle of things. Or perhaps you can’t see the full picture because it’s still being painted. 

You’re doing things, and that’s what matters.

We do what we can during a world pandemic, we do what we can within the space limitations we have. Let’s keep seeing things through, because the only way out is through. And you’re going to get through this.

I will lead the blind on unfamiliar roads. I will lead them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light in front of them. I will make rough places smooth. These are the things I will do for them, and I will never abandon them.
Isaiah 42:16 GW

Further Reading:

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.”
-James 1:2-7 MSG

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