Saturday, October 18

Chapter Six

Sometimes it's hard to think of life in a "big picture" sense. You just see what's directly in front of you and you know that there has to be a solution to the problem but it's just way too big to see around. Sometimes it's homework piling up and you can't see how you could possibly finish all of it, let alone keep going and graduate. Sometimes it's a relationship that's in the rocks and you don't know how it will ever get better. Sometimes it's a bad hair day or you have a new ugly pimple on your face. In the midst of it you just feel like your world is falling apart. You feel like you can't keep going and waking up every day. You feel like doing nothing. 
But it gets better. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Everything has to come to an end, right? One day I'm going to wake up and be happy and excited. Maybe that day will be tomorrow, maybe the end of the semester, and maybe in five years. Either way, in the big picture, it's only a couple blinks away. So I'm trying to rest in what I know to be true, in the big picture and the now picture. God's unfailing love for me. 

Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today or worries about tomorrow- not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.                                    Romans 8:37-38