Friday, March 8, 2013

lent :: ponder

..."you don't love us more when we have a dancing heart.  you don't love us less when we have a doubting heart.  Delightful circumstances don't'mean that we've done something right and hard struggles don't mean we have done something wrong. Indeed, with kindness you draw us and with everlasting unwavering love, you hold us.  No matter what. "     (Scotty Smith)

a dear friend sent this to me yesterday morning.
i cried most of the morning because of it. {and because my kids had a 2 hour delay. and one kid was throwing up. and another wouldNOT stop asking questions. :-)}
this is a hard season. but the beauty of others loving you through a hard season is *almost* worth it ;)

3 comments:

Michelle H said...

I love, love, love this! Your quotes always inspire me. I'm so glad your friend sent this to you. The ripple continues. I, too, am touched by these words. This morning, I was listening to music, like I always do. I heard a song that I'd heard plenty of times before and I started crying when I heard these words. (It felt like he was singing to only me!) Thanks for reminding me of that moment in the middle of a crazy day. Here are the lyrics that got to me: "I have a dream for you, it's better than where you've been; it's bigger than your imagination; You're gonna find real love and you're gonna hold your kids; You'll change the course of generations."

Alden and Dorian said...

True, true, true.

Tobi Wright said...

Courtney,
Thank you for reminding me that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. We are experiencing several challenges currently. The kind where you have to surrender and remind yourself to trust God several times a day. I'm praying for you. Thank you for sharing words that have encouraged you so that we can be blessed also!