Been thinking a lot about grace lately - mostly because I need it so much. Not just the grace that saves me in the afterlife, but the grace to walk through this life - day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute sometimes.
Grace to just keep on going when it feels like that is all you have done for years and years and years...
Life has given me much to be grateful for and I am indeed grateful.
But, I am also tired and discouraged some days.
On those days, I am glad that I have the everlasting arms to lean back on. Part of my journey has been realizing that that is what those arms are for. I spent a lot of years imagining that they were folded in anger against me.
That realization has been a beautiful fruit of the struggle, I wouldn't trade that knowledge for anything.
But, I am ready, ready to move on past some of the issues that have plagued me for years.
Today, I sigh and keep on walking. Grace for today and bright hope for tomorrow...