You sit inside, looking out the window at the house across the street. Trying to listen to the words being spoken, yet you still can’t believe your ears. You try to block it out yet it’s impossible. You still can’t believe you’re even here. In this season. In this place.

You finally stand up from the chair, and your response is that God knows. He knows what it’s going to take. He has you in His hand. He has your family in His hands. He has given you every tool and weapon and authority to stand. It may be hard, there may be days that are awe-filled, and other days, it’s all you can do to remain steadfast.

I was reminded of this verse by a dear friend from work. Deut. 31:7-8

Be strong and courageous for you shall go with this people into the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them, as an inheritance. The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

In my weakness, in my grief, in my faithfulness, in this season You’ve continued to prove Yourself real. You have made the way. You have brought things to the light, You have been our healer, our sustainer, our comforter. In You alone, I place my trust. My hope. My faith. My life and the lives of my family that you have entrusted. You truly make all things new. How amazing that You go before me, yet You are also with me. You knew before I was even created. And your mercies are new every morning.

Thank you that the realities of this life are at times suttle, and other times not, but I believe You have and will prepare for whatever is ahead b.c You are God.

And I will never be the same.



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2 responses to “

  1. Kristin

    Beautiful post, Kara. He goes before us and is with us – at the same time.

  2. Kara, I have been thinking so much about you lately! I want you to know that you are on my prayer list. Please know that I am here if you need anything at all. Your kiddos are adorable. Haven is SO big now and so so beautiful! Your son I have never met, but he is also quite a handsome fellar. Love to you friend.

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