I’ve been there. The place where deep loneliness hovers over like dark cloud. Its gut-wrenching punch knocks air out of me. I fall, face in trembling hands.
I never invited it there. I want it to vanish, but can’t seem to shake its painful grip. It is in that moment, where life seems hopeless. Scary. Empty. Afraid of my own thoughts, my stomach wrenches. If I could just go crawl under a rock for a few days and hide out from the world. If only.
But life is meant to be lived! Life breathed out in human flesh. Tangible glimpses of His Glory in our frail humanity.
How do I soak up every bit of life? How do I make the most of each day; especially the mundane, dreary ones?
Live. It. For. Eternity
If I’m not living my life from an eternal vantage point, life shatters beneath me, and becomes hopeless. But, when I set my affection on things above, and remember that my life is hid with Christ, my shattered life seems to piece together! Bit by bit, like a once troubled puzzle, round edges meet their destined match. A beautiful picture of God’s grace is now unfolding.
It is about being obedient where I am at this moment. There is no promise of tomorrow.
Living LIFE can be seen in many forms; hugging little babes close on lap, looking deep into their eyes, smiling. It can be seen in the wonderful ways one can be restored to a family member or friend. Loving our neighbor as ourselves. Sincerely praying for others on bended knee.
It is there, where our foundation is firm, that we can have living and breathing power from on High, to do battle in the valleys of life. Deep, dark valleys, like when I faced the imminent possibility of losing our second child.
When we are tempted to question God’s goodness, let us instead, surrender everything into His big arms of sovereign perfection, and say,
“This LIFE is yours, God. I want to maximize You in my little life here on earth!” Remember, true L.I.F.E begins when we Live . It . For . Eternity!
Is it time to move out of your spectator role,
and start living LIFE today?