Daily Delight

Saturday, March 5, 2016

                

May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless the people with peace! -Psalm 29:11

Overwhelmed; defeated; exhausted. Emotionally, I was withering away and spiritually, my heart was sinking in oceans of grief. So, I asked God to meet me where I was.

That day, I prayed my hardest and deepest prayer. It did not make sense. It didn't even ring true to where I thought I was spiritually, But I was vulnerable and crippled with fear.
So again, I asked God to meet me where I was.

Pleaded. Petitioned. Beseeched and prayerful.
And there, I felt embarrassment - embarrassment because I had let myself get that far; because I had let my pride overcome the trust that I had placed in a God greater than myself. I had faded into the least faithful version of myself.

I asked God to meet me where I was. 

And that was the day I first felt peace; real peace. Peace that passes all understanding; peace with which I would begin to put back together the shattered pieces of loss and heartache. Piece by piece, gently and tenderly, I built healing on faithfulness, and goodness, strength and sweet love.

I am not whole. But I know who is wholly good. I'm not the same, but I am the most faithful version of myself I have ever been. And I am not afraid, because I know that I serve a God so big that He will meet me where I am, in even the deepest of seasons. 

{photo: @elissagram}

                     About the Author

Brandi Olmos≫ ≫ Brandi, 23, is a nomadic military wife and mama to two little boys, currently residing in Dayton, Ohio. She can normally be found in the middle of a good book, behind the lens of her camera, or in front of a large bowl of spaghetti. With a degree in history, she awakened her love of writing through researching the past. Above all, she believes in passionate pursuits, vulnerable faith, agape love, and the power of grace and forgiveness through her Heavenly Father. You can follow her thoughts and adventures at brandiolmos.com.

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