Missing the garden from my YouBible devotions by lysa terkheurst

Sigh. 💛

Feels like nostalgic wistful longing.

Mental shake of myself.  

Ok. This is reality.  Jesus has made a way, and I’m gonna find it.  

We soldier on.

Ok what was the question?  Oh.  What things are not living up to my expectations?

Ummm.  I need you guys here.  The Church.  💛

A shorter list would be What HAS lived up to my expectations.  My relationship with God.  No blowing sunshine here.  

I was once given some good advice: 

Never pin your hope to something that can be taken away.

I really try to follow that.


That might be why I am struggling with my feelings about my parenting stuff!  


I think it’s easy to get confused, because they came out of MY body and hold a piece of MY heart.  So I think I should be able to make THAT work.   But once they hit puberty and start to separate…all bets are off 💔🌻😌

“Hold me Jesus, cause I’m shaking like a leaf.  You have been king of my glory. Won’t you be my Prince of peace? ” Rich Mullins song

Published by strawberry0043

i am married to my best friend. I love Jesus more than life. I have an autoimmune disorder. I have joyfully born five children and been pregnant with seven. I have a disabled child. I have a mentally ill family member who abused my child and lied about it. I have one prodigal child who I may never see again.💚 I enjoy dealing with life as it is, not as it should be.💚 I have been unhappily and happily married to one man since 1995 (thank heaven!) I want to encourage💚 share hope in my world💚 Remind us and equip us to live in this difficult century. 💚June 2020

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