I now interrupt the previously scheduled Friday Find for this important message. I know you are likely visiting my blog (which I’m sooo thankful that you are!) for fun and inspiration so I apologize if this post feels too heavy. I feel the need today to share with you where I am from the bottom of my heart. Part of why I started a blog was to be able to share all of the parts of myself and be vulnerable (which to be quite honest is a lot easier to do behind a computer). I would guess some of you may be feeling the same way I am right now so I hope this can help you in some way.
My heart is heavy. I turned on the TV last night and there has been yet been another attack, the death toll rising as I watched in horror. My heart is broken for the families of all of these senseless murder victims and for the trauma of the people who observed such horror. I don’t understand. I’m angry and scared. I feel helpless. Although I wish I had never turned the TV on, I couldn’t turn it off because I was looking for answers.
The answers didn’t come. I had to stop and talk to myself and talk to God. To remind myself that the answers will not and will never come from the television. They will come from faith and hope. Hope and faith are the only things strong enough to take the air out of fear, but it can be hard to remember that when things look so bleak. Do you ever find that to be true?
If you read my GratiTuesday series you know I find a lot of inspiration from quotes and sayings. Whatever I’m feeling I can usually find a beautiful quote that speaks to me at that exact moment in my life. That is true of this amazing sentiment I found last night from My So Called Crafty Life. I’m going to print this out to have a visual reminder to hope. To find hope and faith. Always. Especially when it seems it isn’t there. I do believe that God never gives us more than we can handle.
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. We’ll be back to fun on Monday. 🙂