|Nicholas is super good at cheering me up!|
It's in these moments that I realize Jesus is the only thing I've got. He's actually the only thing I've really ever got, but the pain-filled moments are when I really know that. And there's this almost strange beauty about the fact that I'm so desperate. There's a glimmer of hope, still totally in the midst of all the pain. My circumstances haven't changed a bit, but Jesus has revealed Himself to me in that moment of hurt. He's never more real to me than in those moments.
It's this painfully pure moment that gives my heart hope. I'm sure not going to ask for more painful moments to come into my life, but these moments make my heartbeat slow down a bit when I want to run from pain. They give me a clearer picture of the reality that this life, all of it, is truly just about Jesus. It's not that my problems are all better, but my heart is encouraged in a deep and real way.
Last week I had a few of these moments. And through them, Jesus gave me hope. Life hasn't fixed itself and things are still a bit hard. But Jesus. I need Him. And guess what? He's made Himself available to me, and to you. I am so grateful.