Daily Delight

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One month after I married my husband, real life started happening.
But wait, wasn’t there some sort of honeymoon-nothing-can-touch-us-we’re-lost-in-our-love bubble we were supposed to live in for a while? It’s all supposed to be happily ever after, right?
But what happens when it’s not?
What happens when you get the call that your mom has cancer, that your best friends are moving to other countries, and that your community is falling apart? What happens when life gets hard?

It wasn't our marriage that was hard, life was hard. Everything was falling apart and the weight of my pain was so heavy.
I’d like to say that I pressed into the Lord but I didn’t. I didn't press in, I didn't pray, and I didn’t know how to hope. The truth was that I didn’t have the strength for any of that.

But God didn’t stop being God just because I couldn’t hold up my end of the relationship. He was still moving, even if I couldn't see it. 

A year later, I see that God doesn’t always tell us what’s going on. I see now that it’s more powerful when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and need others in the midst of our storm, because then we come face to face with the living God as He is displayed through His children. In the midst of chaos God creates tangible moments of His love through relationship with one another whether it’s a smile, hug, or someone just telling you they’re praying for you and they mean it. I see now that when things don’t happen the way we plan it’s sometimes the greatest way for God to show up in a way we didn’t allow Him room to be before. For me, He gave me Himself through the arms and love of my husband, friends, and people who loved me through my brokenness. His face, love, and life through relationship with one another has the power to heal if we let it. 

Now, this means that when we come together and are side by side, something wonderful will be released. We can expect to be co-encouraged and co-comforted by each other’s faith. -Romans 1:12 (PAS) 

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About the Author

Katherine Huskey≫ ≫True to form this Nashville native feels most at home roaming the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Katherine enjoys working with her hands, writing, design, travel and endless amounts of Mexican food. Alongside her best friend and husband, Katherine serves as a worship leader in her community and church. Her own story of redemption propels her to seek and reveal the beauty of the unfathomable love of Christ. You can connect and read more about her journey over at thehuskeyhouse.com or on Instagram @thehuskeyhouse.


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