He Is More

I am numb and completely devastated. I roar because my heart’s in turmoil. Psalm 38:8

I’ve seen and known God to be so many things in my life. Counselor, Friend, Savior, and more… I thought I knew Him. Then my mother died decades before it was time.

I was so angry with God. Like a child who has sobbed and thrown a massive tantrum I finally slumped next to Him in an exhausted heap of hurt and confusion. And there I’ve sat for weeks. And as I’ve leaned on Him in new ways He has proven Himself to be everything I need. He’s answered prayers before I thought to pray them. He is bigger than I knew. How did I forget that? He’s more. He’s so much more than I remembered or ever knew.

I wish you joy. I wish you MORE.

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It is Well

I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears. -Psalm 6:6

My mom died. This is not a journey I wanted to take. It’s awful and messy and heartbreaking and devastating. And through it all, He sits with me. Through the worst time of my life, I feel and see Him so clearly. I feel held, cherished, protected, and so loved.

Through the storm I am held.

Daddy God assures me all is well. Mom is safe, healthy, happy. I will see her again.

It is Well” is currently on my playlist. I wish you joy in the midst of your struggle and heartache.

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A Less Toxic Life

There’s no shortage of information about the dangers of toxins. Everywhere I look I see articles on green cleaning, detoxifying, clean eating, and more. New products appear on shelves and websites daily. And I’m all about it.

Recently, I started thinking of other “toxic” things. Toxic means harmful, poisonous. And these behaviors are every bit as dangerous to me as the toxins found in food and various products.

    Unforgiveness
    Resentment
    Immorality
    Worry

I know I could list many others, but you get the idea. This year I’ve asked the Lord to prune the branches in my life that aren’t bearing fruit. I want a life free of toxic behaviors and full of God’s grace and joy.

I wish you MUCH joy today and always!

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