Daily Delight

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Even on rainy nights, the sun still sets. Even when you can't see it, it's there. There is never a moment when the sun is not exactly where it is meant to be. In fact, the sun is always existing! Duh, right? Where I stand does not determine where it is, what it is doing, or why it is or is not visible to me.

Our God is not always working in ways that we can see. Oh but friend, I promise, just like the sunset happens whether we can see it or not, our God is consistent in character whether our view tells us that or not.

He will finish what He started. He will mend what is broken. He will steady what is off-balance. He is good. He is holy. He is love.

I am convinced and I pray this over YOU with expectancy as I sit looking out my dorm room at the setting sky: what God has begun, He will finish.

He gives more grace. More and more. And mercy! And love. And kindness. And His kindness leads us to repentance, which leads us to intimacy. Sin keeps us from Him. Repentance draws us close.

So! Today. You can be broken and busted before the Lord. He isn't looking for a well-worded prayer. He doesn't need fine penmanship or even a well curated feed. He'd rather you show up as you are, incapable and not very useful but totally loved by Him. He gets more glory when we're more dependant. Isn't that beautiful? Do you know any other god who gets glory from brokenness? Our God does.

Show up. Stop pretending. You can't fool Him anyway. Grace grace grace. Walk into it. It's like the sun, don't you know? Always there and never ever ever gone. 

{photo: @byhannahrose}

About the Author

Nadine Schroeder≫ ≫Nadine is a noticer of the many small beauties in the everyday and seeks to be a relentless cheerleader of others. She believes strongly that the Gospel is applicable everyday and that the good life is now. She can be found with a black coffee in hand, eyes watching the ever changing colour of the sky, with a new idea about to be shared on Instagram (@nadinewouldsay) or on her blog http://nadinewoudlsay.com . She lives on the west coast of Canada but while hanging out with us she’ll be moving cross country to Montreal.


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