*I write my journal as a letter to Father (God). I write and he responds.
I think what I experience in life is so common. It would be my hope that my journal entries would encourage others.
Just a little background to this entry: I have spent the week mulling over old pain and loss and disappointments. God has been faithful to bring encouragement...and some discipline.
People talk about perspective like it helps you see the good. I think it helps you see the truth but not necessarily the good.
Like, I'm sitting on the top deck overlooking the backyard and I can see more clearly the mess and the disrepair. It's ugly and chaotic. It would need so much work to make it beautiful.
"You only feel hopeless because you're powerless to change it. Otherwise you would look from that perspective and feel better advised on what needs to be done. As you progressed through the list of repairs you would feel encouraged by looking out from a higher perspective."
"I have not called you to climb the mountain and look out over your life and to evaluate things. Come down from there! You are powerless to change what you see. I restore, rebuild, work things for good. I have the power to change it.
"Go down from here. I have made a place for you to rest. You rest, I will work."