Broad Places

I think you can know it has been a good week when you didn’t have time to watch Netflix or stay caught up with the Bachelorette (not that I usually watch that, or anything…)  I didn’t even have time to really write anything so this will be short and sweet, since I would rather post something than nothing.
I’ve pondered and posted a whole lot about waiting, especially in the past year.  And I realized at some point yesterday that I think I am partly done waiting.  There are some aspects of my life I am still waiting for, but where God has brought me this summer has brought some of the waiting to an end.
I’ve been waiting to be involved in something that makes me come alive.  I’ve been waiting to not just know that I have a purpose, but to really live it out.
I’ve longed for the chance to not just learn about my strengths but to put them to good use.
2014 started out really rough.  It has been a challenging time so far but what I am learning is that God is faithful to God’s promises, and He walks with us through those hard places but doesn’t leave us there.  He brings us out onto the other side, to our promised land.
The first day of my internship I read Psalm 18.  There were two verses that stuck out to me and felt like they fit my season perfectly:
“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters…He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.” (Psalm 18:16,19)
Those verses resonated with me deeply; I feel like this summer God brought me out of deep waters and set me on dry land.  A place where I can catch my breath.  And not just any dry land, but on a broad place.  I love that.  A spacious place, where I can explore and be safe.

I am so grateful for where the Lord has me.  Life is challenging and I know this season will not be perfect or without struggle, but I know it is a broad place and one full of JOY.

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I write to process, and sometimes send those thoughts out into the void. Passionate about Jesus and people and bringing those two together. Living in and loving Denver. Working with college students, who are the coolest. Seeking Jesus and JOY in everything.

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