There are a few people that see the brokenness in this world, yet still choose to believe in the goodness of God. They know that a bad day, week or year, does not make for a bad God.
•They choose good even when they know there is risk.
•They choose good when it hurts.
•They choose good when they know their love is not enough.
•They choose good when they know it will break their hearts.
•They choose good when they know it will be difficult.
They choose good over staying in their comfort zone because they know a life without risk is not a life of abundance (John 10:10).
They choose good over our brokenness because they know the strength of God’ love is greater than their tender hearts (Romans 8:37-39).
They choose good because they know of the God of comfort, peace, love and Grace (2 Corinthians 1:3).
Following Jesus is one of the biggest adventures we can take here on earth, filled with the biggest blessings, unexpected miracles, beautiful healing and answered prayers. But it is also a risk. We risk our comfort, our love, our hearts and even our lives.
We risk it all for the belief that if we can show one person the love of Jesus Christ then it is worth it, even if it means a broken heart.
We risk pain knowing that we serve a God of mercy and He does not let one thing go to waste.
We take the risk even if we don’t have the perfect answer or solution, knowing God will use it for His good (Romans 8:28).
So, what if choosing good and difficult were the same thing?
What if taking a risk is simply living out our belief in radical faith?
What if our broken hearts are just a gentle reminder of our desperate need for Jesus in this life?
What if our unending tears are a precursor to never ending joy?
What if? Would you still take the risk? I hope so. We need more good in this world.
“Even if darkness overtakes them, sunrise-brilliance will come bursting through because they are gracious to others, so tender and true. Life is good for the one who is generous and charitable, conducting affairs with honesty and truth. Their circumstances will never shake them and others will never forget their example.They will not live in fear or dread of what may come, for their hearts are firm, ever secure in their faith. ” Psalm 112:4-7 (TPT)
**This post was dedicated to my sister and her husband. Their story is below in her own words. Thank you Beth and Kevin for showing true faith and taking the risk in a world of comfort.**
Feb 2, 2018 is a day that will be imprinted on our hearts forever. Day 693 with our sweet Special K, we packed up his little clothes into boxes with tears streaming down our face. We placed his favorite toys in boxes knowing how much joy they brought him in our home. We listened to his sound machine of the ocean waves we couldn’t bear to turn off when he woke up that Friday morning hoping it would fill the void in our hearts of his absence. We tucked his favorite blankets and elephant stuffy into his diaper bag hoping it would bring him comfort in his new home like it did ours. 12:30 pm we watched our son of nearly two years drive away leaving us in complete brokenness on our living room floor.
It was the saddest day of our lives this past Friday as Special K left our home and the loss of my gramps but we are clinging to our good God and knowing that He has and will continue to hold our shattered hearts in His hands. Through this we have been so unbelievably humbled and grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, support, and encouragement our family has been given. Though we are experiencing a sadness and pain I didn’t know one could feel, we praise Jesus for a family restored. We thank God for grace, mercy, and hope. We praise Him for strengthened relationships only He could orchestrate. We wait in anticipation for all He has and will continue to do in Special K’s life. We wouldn’t trade one day we were given to love you sweet boy. Every day we had with you, is so worth the pain we feel, but we have confidence God has even more in store for you than we could ever imagine precious child! We love you forever and always. It was such an honor to be your mom and dad.
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