Thursday, January 16, 2014
Five minute Friday - encouragement
Encouragement is what I so desperately need and what has always been missing. As I've given it to my children, they have turned around and given it back to me. We will ask Jesus and we will keep trying. We fail. But even in the last few days, he's started turning it around, the child that struggles with control, his progress is encouraging me. We're not a lost cause; kindness can appear like a rainbow in the sky when we didn't expect it. I've always had the urge to encourage others, I can feel the crumbs of their hope, and long with them that they could grow into more. But right now, I don't know what to do with my own crumbs, they don't make sense to me anymore - old dreams, current reality, the habit of disappointment combine to make my life muddy. A mustard seed. That's all I need. That's what he said. So I rest on that.