I am sitting here at my desk. Which is finally cleared off. Thank you, Lord!
The dogs are scratching at the back door. Correction…Mercy is scratching at the back door. Her favorite place to be is by me, or on my lap, or chewing on me. Grace, on the other hand, is loving the nicer weather today. She likes to find a patch of sunshine and lay down in it…
My heart is full today. Full of life. Full of heartache. Full of God. Full of peace. In the midst (and I do mean the midst) of hard times, He is right there. Which makes everything okay. It seems like it should be a contradiction, but it is not. He is showing me how Matthew 5:3-12 looks like in real life.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Any of descriptions following “blessed are…” are difficult. Humbling myself. Repenting. Honoring others. Patience. Refining fire. Testing. More patience. Sacrifice. Weary-ing (I don’t think that’s a word, but you know what I mean). Yet in the midst of it, we are blessed. Comforted. Filled. Shown mercy. Access to the throne. Access to Him. Access to the shelter of His mighty wings…
Ahhh, I am content, in the midst of it all. Because I am sheltered by the Almighty. I am blessed.


Author: Nichole

There are so many things about life that I want to share with my children, and this is simply my way to collect everything in one place.

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