This has been an interesting week for me.  The greatest thing about it though is that Good, Bad, and Indifferent, I’ve made it through and I’m ok.   Part of me wants to see all the odd shaped pieces of my life (church, business, relationships, future) all fall into place easily and perfectly.  Without realizing it, I frustrate myself in looking at it all and not being able to easily see how it’s all going to come together.  This overwhelms me until I take a step back and put it into perspective.  One thing is certain in all of it, God is there and he never promised that it would be easy.  It would seem nothing in the bible happened easily or without challenge – but His creation was still declared ‘good’.  In the same way, I’m looking at my own life and trying to make that same declaration.

Our Sunday service really underscored the fact that life is full of highs and lows.  As a faith community we’re in a difficult season, but we’ll come through it together and that much stronger as a result.  I was really blessed to be part of leading worship this Sunday – lifting praise to God even in our difficult season.  Now I’m trying to focus that same energy on my other areas of life.  I have soooo much to learn about business and marketing… so much to learn about photography and design… so much to learn about relationships and myself.  But more and more I’m learning that I don’t have to do all this alone – and that I’m not the only one lost on how to make this all happen.

I just wanted to capture those few thoughts and leave you with this video “Held” by Natalie Grant.  It has encouraged me through bitter-sweet times where life isn’t easy, but God’s promise is still sure and you’re aware of that more than ever.