Day 27: When there is no Rest

31 Days to See Beauty in Your MessI’m spending each day here in the month of October writing about finding beauty in the everyday mess.  Before you think I’m an expert on this topic, let me confess: I’ve likely already lost my temper, prayed that I could have a solo vacation, and held back frustrated tears this morning.  I’m far from having this mastered.  I’m writing here transparently so that you and I might grow in seeking His daily extravagant beauty.  So pull up a chair and get ready to dive into the mess with me, knowing that somewhere in this mess is a beauty that only God can craft.


Still utterly wrecked by Allume… I promise I’ll try to process a bit more tomorrow and give you my own words.  Today… I only have this.


God is also not accustomed to giving his children pacifiers to keep them quiet so they’ll forget they need Him and then leave Him alone…

I too easily forget that God is the one who quiets my soul.  When my soul is quieted within me, it doesn’t matter how much noise is going on around me.  I too easily forget that God is my peace. When God is my peace, then rockets could be going off around my house, my husband’s health could drastically decline, and I could lack a single moment alone, and still be at peace…

Jesus is our king who liberates captives from the chains of sin and self-governance. God in his grace does not always rescue us from difficult or painful circumstances. God is about his business of redeeming us while we are in the midst of this broken world. He is delivering us from something far more dangerous and grievous to our souls– He’s saving us from our sin.

For God to give his children whom he loves an insufficient, temporary fix would be contrary to his desire to satisfy our souls for all eternity.

Gloria Furman in Glimpses of Grace