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April showers

As Mason and I are laying in bed tonight, taking turns taking deep breaths and expressing all of our worries and concerns for this season of our life; I took another deep breath and huffed, “April showers bring May flowers.”

Fast forward to me giving it my best shot to lay those worries in the hands of God during our quiet time together, the timing of His message seemed to suit the season.

Psalm 30:5 -
“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

The crucifixion of Jesus brought anxiety, humility, pain, and blood.

But that blood brought salvation.

April weather seems uncertain and scary – especially when it brings a tornado every Wednesday – and occasionally brings one so large it rips through a town and demolishes everything in sight.

But the result of that tragedy was historical unity and more prayer in the media than our country has seen in years.

People showed up from hundreds of miles away to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

In this very moment, I could make an endless list of things that are painful or uncertain that bring about something so beautiful and worth it.

Andy is a man of few words after listening to me spiral for an hour over the phone – but the other night he let me empty it out & his ONE SENTENCE reply to my very long list of inconveniences was, “It’s just growing pains, baby”, and I felt so validated.

Yes, it hurts – but it’s learning, building, and preparing me for something so big.

Uncertainty is inevitable.

Storms are too.

Your response to those things is where you make it count.

Stand firm and allow God to water those beautiful gardens He’s preparing for you.

Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your faith. You’ll make an even bigger mess of an already messy season.

Embrace the showers too; they’re watering your garden.

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