As a writer, I deeply questioned intentionally misspelling a word in my title. But I realized, after a lot of back and forth, that I absolutely had to.
You may remember my post from two weeks ago, A Weary Spirit. We've been hit with a lot of little things this summer, and the list of things has continued (though I will spare you the list because it seems so whiny to talk about). I have been exhausted and completely overwhelmed. My heart has felt heavy, carrying the weight of a lot of different prayer requests, both spoken and unspoken; prayer requests much more urgent and heart-wrenching than my daily struggles.
I have felt a deep sadness overwhelm me, and honestly, continuing with my Monday Messages sometimes feels impossible.
But I have told you before of the unconventional ways God will show up and speak, and this week was no exception.
Feeling all of this heaviness last night, I was changing the umpteenth diaper of the week, and my 2 year old who typically makes bedtime a chaotic disaster of screams and flailing, and who had happened to miss her nap yesterday, smiled at me and began to sing.
I paused and just looked at her, and listened. We typically listen to this song on a CD of mine during car rides, if we happen to catch that particular song during quick trips. Due to her daddy's bad back, we haven't gone anywhere, and we haven't listened to that CD in weeks. And even through her toddler pronunciations, lyrics that she's never expressed knowing, came through loud and clear.
When you don't move da mountains
I need you to move,
when you don't pawt the waters
I wish I could walk thwough,
when you don't give da answoos
as I cwy out to youuuuu,
I will twust, I will twust, I will twust in youuuu!
When you feel the hopeless darkness creeping in on you, remember that God can speak to you through the thickest of fog and darkest of night. It is not a small thing. It is not a coincidence. It is not random. Don't allow the world to tell you it doesn't mean anything. Don't allow anyone to tell you He's not there.
Twust in Him, with the uninhibited faith of a child.
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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