Hello, sweet dreamer.
It’s your friend, Mel.
And I’m writing to you on one of those days. You know, those days. It’s the kind of day when I wish I could pour two mugs of coffee, add a little extra french vanilla creamer, and sit down for a heart-chat with you in a quiet corner at a cute little table.
Because…well, because we’ve all had those days, and sometimes I think we should talk about them more. Just so we can all be reminded that we’re not alone.
I’m imagining that, even as you read these words, you might be nodding your head. Saying, Yes. Or, maybe even, Days? How about weeks that stretch into months? (Trust me, I’m there with you.)
Because there are those days, no matter who you are or what you’re dreaming, when the dreams feel shrouded in a fog so thick that there’s nothing to be seen.
Maybe the door to a dream has been closed.
Maybe He’s changed your heart and your desires.
Maybe fear has crept in and camped out in a too-big space, crippling your ability to move forward.
Maybe you’re just struggling for breath, hoping to make it to the next moment.
Or, maybe you’re all of them rolled into one.
No matter where you are today, friend, know this. And I say it from a heart that is right there with you, one that is struggling to find her God-Sized dream, waiting for a glimpse of what her Father might want for even the next step.
And He promises it…that wherever we go, He will never leave us. And that includes the moments when we just don’t know and can’t even step forward. (<==== Tweet this!)
Oh, how He loves us! With a love that is so complete and encompassing that on those scary days when the fear wins out, we can fall back into His strong arms, knowing that He’s waiting.
And we’re here for you, too…your tribe. Your fellow dreamers.
It’s so easy to celebrate dreaming when the days are happy, when it seems like things are going so well. We pour the coffee and do happy dances around the living room because the steps are becoming clearer and the dreams are starting to feel closer.
But if you’re there today…in the messy, confusing place of wondering.
And maybe fighting the fear that your dream is over…
Don’t give in…don’t let the fear win, don’t let the enemy even whisper those words, the ones that will crush your hope.
Because there is Hope…always Hope.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 (NIV)
And even as my fingers grip my coffee mug this morning…and I wonder what He has for me, I know this…
Even if I don’t feel it, I know it.
I know that His plans for me are good…and that they are better than what I could ever plan for myself. (<==== Tweet This!)
Are you having one of those days? Weeks? Months? How can I pray for you, my friend?
Shared by: Mel Schroeder