Freedom friday:⠀⠀wow, some weeks are hard. and heavy. i feel like spiritual warfare swirled around myself and our family so much this week. you too?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
remember james 1:2-4 today. it says,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“don’t run from tests and hardships, brothers and sisters. as difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them; if you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. and true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line—mature, complete, and wanting nothing.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
with that verse in mind, i say to you...find joy through the struggles, through the weariness.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: take joy. grab it with both hands and don’t let go, for the lord has promised us great things if we come to him (and yes, i am so looking in the mirror as i say this).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and i will give you rest. take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for i am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(matthew 11:28-30 . niv)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
** what verses, quotes, or advice to you read over and over again when chaos and hardship come knocking??