When Life Feels Too Hard for Dreams
We see it all of the internet right now. What are your dreams for 2017? Dream big! What’s your word of the year? Set goals! You can have whatever you put your mind to!
Except you can’t.
With terminal illness on the horizon a person may only be able to dream about making it through the next hour, never mind the year.
The person facing a divorce may not know what dreams look like anymore because their world is shards of glass around them and they’re just trying to figure out how to live without getting sliced open.
Infertility can leave an emptiness that reaches places in the heart making dreams nothing more than a balloon about to burst…over and over again.Sometimes we face hard things that make dreaming feel impossible. It's o.k. to be in that place. You are not… Click To Tweet
While the world is a frenzy with new beginnings and resolutions it’s o.k. to be in a different place. You can rest in knowing that you are not in that place alone, and you never will be.The Original Dreamer is in your hard place with you. Always. Click To Tweet
We can rest easy knowing that He has dreams for us that are so much bigger than our own. We can rest easy knowing that we don’t have to pretend to be cheering for the new year with noisemakers and confetti because God is cheering for us every day.
God doesn’t use a calendar to decide when we need a fresh start. He’s with us in the hardest moments declaring his love and forgiveness and mercy all along the way.
Maybe your year isn’t starting the way you hoped. Maybe it’s been more than a year. Let yourself rest in God’s truth for your life today.
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
Romans 5:6-8, The Message
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About Becky Hastings
I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.