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.

Aha!

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

Hmmm.

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

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