I have to confess. I am struggling. My intentions to be disciplined and dedicated are failing. Though I'm failing, for now, to meet my own expectations of what I believe God is calling me to do, I am encouraged every day when I continue in His presence.
I am reminded in today's reading that "the world is in a fallen condition," **and "things always seem to be unraveling around the edges." ** But He doesn't leave me in despair. It continues, "At the same time, trust that My way is perfect, even in the midst of such messy imperfection."**
As long as I stay connected to My Heavenly Father, I can remain hopeful. I can expect to fail. I can expect the world to disappoint - and even break my heart. Though I can count on sometimes being too worn out to keep fighting, and too worn out from the same battles I've been fighting, as long as I can still turn my eyes upon Jesus, I will find strength and joy, and His Peace.
Psalm 18:30 | Isaiah 41:13
** Jesus Calling , June 1 pg 160
Melinda started her fifth year of her devotions reading Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest. In 2015 she has made the commitment to share what this year's journey. Taking a detour, she began living Every Day With Jesus