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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

my desert

I am so tired. This school year has worn me out.

I know what David means when he says that he's "travelled across dry and weary deserts." This year, I have experienced some of my most lonely times and my most devastating emotions. I have lost "friends" that I thought I had, I have had nightmares like never before, and I have had my eyes open to a part of sin that I wish I had never ever seen.

But, as awful as it may sound, it has been the greatest year of my life.

I have had the chance this year to learn about my God. I am amazed. He is this water that cleanses, redeems, and refreshes me. Through all of my lonliness and pain and confusion, He is constant. He has taught me to love like I never have before. His love may be heavy, but it is amazing. He overwhelms me with His grace and His desire for me. I really have been in the desert. But my thirst and emptiness only makes God that much more real to me. Through my walk alongside Him this year, I have realized my desires, and His desires for my life. And I have had the chance to bring Him glory, which I have found to be the most fulfilling achievement I ever could make.

It's like this... By becoming desolate and desperate, I have found all I ever could need.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah! This is amazing. God does such amazing things in our lives so often, but we often overlook it when things are "peachy keen" :) But when we're at the bottom, or closer to it than ever before, he opens our lives to the reality that we are STILL blessed! That His love is never-ending and will never change or fall away. His perfection is constant in love and mercy and grace. And it is such a blessing to see that a God who is awesome like that has really and truly been showing Himself to you and giving you the grace to show that reality to others!


Your words make my heart smile.