When we make our thankfulness physical, we are expressing our hope that God and God’s work is not yet done on this earth. Making hope physical is not the same as hoping in physical things but proclaiming the goodness and glory of God this very moment in word and deed.
We will all encounter trials at some point, and when we do, we can look to the Lord for the strength to persevere.
Creativity forces us to pay attention to details. Watercolor painting brought much joy, enabling me to express feelings with my paintbrush.
I was torn about what to do. I begged God to take away this desire and he didn’t. So, I cried out to him to meet me amid this unfulfilled longing.
When life gets squirrelly, it’s easy to see the first or flashiest source of hope as our safeguard, but just as a human is no home for a baby squirrel, there is no replacement for Jesus in our lives.