this could also be titled "so much to do, but i'd rather write a blog post".
i'm completely overwhelmed and feeling defeated in just about every area of my life. i've been expecting this, you know. today i'm flying to dallas for the hope spoken conference. and i know the devil doesn't want me there. he doesn't want me to talk about freedom and joy. he wants me sick and anxious and preoccupied with absolutely anything else but jesus. he's been winning this fight already, but today he's a loser.
i sought the lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. this poor man cried, and the lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. the angel of the lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. oh, taste and see that the lord is good! blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! oh, fear the lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! psalm 34:4-9
those verses are my song for right now. perhaps you'd like to join me in praying? for me to have courage and a clear mind, emptied of myself so i can be filled with christ's life-giving spirit. pray for everyone attending and coordinating hope spoken. pray for jesus to be big. pray for renewed and transformed hearts.
i'm choosing now to lay worry and fear aside, looking to jesus. seeing him encamped around me. trusting him to deliver me and give me grace upon grace upon grace. he is able!
(i sure will miss my fellas. especially my wild and tender elijah!)