When plans don't work out.
When a health scare arises.
When a relationship ends.
When a career path turns into a dead end.
When a dream crashes to the ground.
When money is so tight you can barely pay your bills.
When you're the last to get married in your family or group of friends... and while weddings,
baby showers, and anniversaries are celebrated, you are continually alone.
When you're stuck in a job you hate.
When all your friends are becoming mamas and you're left with empty arms, longing for a baby.
When depression drowns your hope.
When a church you love turns on you and you're hurt and broken.
And soon, when my phone battery died and I threw it in my bag, I spent the rest of the day resting and enjoying the now-sunny beach. And for some reason, an old favorite Bible verse kept ringing through my mind:
So friend, I want to share it with you today, too. Take a minute, stop, sit down - breathe. And take some time to really read these beautiful, comforting words of truth. In the midst of your messy, crazy, beautiful, tough, painful life - this is true no matter what. May you be moved by the truth and beauty of God's creation in the photos I snapped as I share my weekend in spiritual encouragement but also little moments that made me smile.