By: Gabriela Yareliz
I am on my lunch break, thinking back at something my mom suggested, which is entirely true. As I am facing my newest hurdle in this magical and mysterious thing called life, she reminded me, “This is not like one of your cases that you can just resolve.” What is it about losing control that sort of drives us crazy? I like to be prepared, efficient, and precise. My profession is known for manipulating circumstances and people to get the outcome we want.
Maybe that is my biggest fear of all– not being able to be all of those things in a particular circumstance. However, God wants us to lay down our burdens at His feet and acknowledge His sovereignty and control over all things, trusting in His perfect love. He wants us to enter situations with the knowledge that we are His children, first and foremost.
I hope you find inspiration today. Today, I am going to learn to rest in God. I need to learn it, because this is not a case.
These are some words that have inspired me, lately:
“I hope you go out there and let stories happen to you and that you will water them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Kusha Alagband
“To me, when you can read honesty through beauty, that is sort of an important trait of character. It is what translates to beauty for me.” Charlotte Gainsbourg
“You only fall apart in front of the people you know can piece you back together.” Sarah Dessen, Saint Anything, pg 387
“No genuine book has a first page. Like the rustling of the forest, it is begotten God knows where, and it grows and it rolls, arousing the dense wilds of the first until suddenly… it begins to speak with all the treetops at once.” Boris Pasternak
“A piece of writing is like a piece of magic. You create something out of nothing.” Susanna Clarke
“The only way to fight sin is to choose something bigger.”
J.S. Park from The Christianese Dating Culture
“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.”
“The two most powerful words when we’re in a place of struggle are ‘me too’.” Brene Brown
“Having faith is believing that God does not lie.” Dr. Tony Evans