I’m thinking about all the students and leaders who were at Woodlands Fall Retreat, here yesterday…
and who are now sitting in a classroom…(or back to reality.)
What a let down right?!?!
The weekend was full of beautiful weather, friends, worship, and time studying God’s word together. It was just awesome!
So I know Monday morning likes to just come along and steal our weekend peace and stomp on our hope doesn’t it?
Well here’s to those of you saying NO WAY NOT TODAY! Monday morning you can’t steal my hope.
Because I know there are little nagging things trying to drag you down…there are unresolved tensions, there are looming projects that seem to have no end, there are people who tick you off, there are people we can’t change or fix…
This morning I was tempted to give up hope as I met a challenge that I’ve been facing for a while now with one of my children. Thankfully, (after a few tears…) I was reminded that our challenges can either make us give up hope and stop praying OR they can actually push us to hope and to pray. Without this challenge this morning…I would be just going along thinking about MY day, MY plans, MY comfort. Instead I was forced to my knees and I was reminded that I can do nothing apart from Jesus. And that is actually the BEST way to start my day.
So friends reading this, let me encourage you to grab on to hope. Get a good grip. Don’t let go!!!!
That test, that person, that problem, that drama, that phone call, that injury, that whatever….let it turn you to Jesus! And students…you face so much…but there is nothing that can take away the hope that you find in Jesus! Whatever you learned or experienced about God’s goodness, his grace, and his plan for you…hold on to it, don’t let Monday or anything else take it away.
Singing His Grace,