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Mrs. Made-New

by Jani Lippert Promnitz Joyous Living FB

When we feel like we can't hold it all together, we begin to start thinking on the right track. Because we can't and never will. But, we can rest in the promise that he can and always will.

I recently had a birthday. Did I hear a happy birthday? Awe, thanks guys! Don't worry if you wondered if I celebrated; believe me, I did and still am. Anyway, my mom wrote me a sweet birthday card as moms do. In the card was a list of all the past year's highlights: coaching volleyball, teaching a year of 5th grade, delivering Joy to the world, resigning from teaching and coaching, becoming a full-time wife and mom, celebrating Jon and my one-year anniversary, and finally moving to a new town, church, and home. These were all good things, but that list makes my head hurt just thinking about it.

Probably the toughest part of the year for me besides delivering a baby was our move. I hate moving. I hate leaving things. I wouldn't have ever left my parent's house if I wasn't kicked out. I usually love where I am, and I'm perfectly comfortable staying there. 

But, thankfully God doesn't let me. He has bigger plans for me than I can see for myself.

So, what does God do? He moves me. Sometimes he has to break me down before he can get me to move out of my comfort zone. And that is just what he did again to me this summer. But, I am so thankful that he did because now I can see part of the bigger picture he was painting for me. I have never felt safer, happier, or more at home.

And I think that is the point. God will shake us up and break us down so that he can rescue us out of the darkness we are hiding in; the mess we are sitting in; the crutches we are leaning on; and bring us into his glorious light; his safe refuge; his life that brings freedom.

Are you feeling broken? Are you worn down? Are you scared? Are you tired? Are you losing control?

Jesus says in Matthew 11:28:

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

I will repeat that:

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

And again:

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Last time, now listen:

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Thank you, Jesus. 

A Little Change
Star of Wonder
 

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