Here's the thing. I don't really discuss it that much around here, but over the past year or so I have been struggling. In ways I wasn't really aware that I could. I struggled to see God's hand in my life, struggled to understand what He was up really up to, and struggled to get back on track.
Enter Good Morning Girls, and my sweet friend Branson. Just about the time I felt like I couldn't get any lower, Branson emailed me and asked me to be apart of this wonderful online Bible study of the book of Colossians.
"Okay God, I hear ya, I hear ya."
So I agreed. I joined in this community, and in just a weeks time I can feel the change in my soul. The renewed strength, the reassurance. The "oh yes, this is what it feels like to be walking with Him" feelings. I've missed them. I've needed them. This wife, momma, and nurse needed to be reminded that I cannot do anything on my own accord, but He gives me the strength to endure.
I just wanted to share the verse this week that has really struck a chord with this weary soul of mine.
The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope.
Colossians 1:5 The Message
I love the visual image this version gives me. This line, this anchor of mine, holding me tight to my future in heaven. My inheritance stored in the heavens, that I cannot be cut off from. I like that even when I may not feel it, my line does not grow weak. It doesn't grow slack. It is always tightly tied to Him. I picture me on one end, and God on the other, just holding on for dear life to that line, not letting go of me. And I love those last four words, "kept taut by Hope." Hope. What a beautiful, amazing thing. Hope keeps me.
Hope is strength to walk along
and music to my song
I’ll be redeemed
Light a fire in the cold
buy me back where I am sold
I’ll be redeemed
All the waves of time are crashing
and our innocence is gone
Hope, I’ll be waiting, I’ll be holding on to…
I am never knowing, so I’ll be holding on to
-Alli Rogers "Hope"
Loving this Bible study so far, loving what I'm learning and the truth it is re-instilling in me! He is so good.