I received some news last month. I didn’t see it coming and I didn’t know what to do with it.

S0, I just kept on going.

Isn’t it funny how we do that?

A friend and I were walking in the morning and the news finally spilled from my lips.

She stopped and took me by the shoulders. “What are we doing? We need to pray!”

I loved that I didn’t have to be brave for her. That I didn’t have to put on a good front. It was okay to say that I didn’t see this news coming, and that it was bigger than me.

Later that week I sat on the floor. Sun spilled through the windows. I put my head in my hands and I was honest with God, just as I had been with my friend.

Lord, I don’t have the right words to say.

I don’t feel brave today. Maybe tomorrow I will, but for now I’m coming up empty.

It was okay to allow Him to be strong for me.

To live free: You don’t have to be braver than you feel. 

You don’t have to have all the answers.

God knows what we need before we even ask.

I don’t know about you, but that makes His presence a place I run to, rather than away from when life gets big.

Is your bravery running low today? Climb into that safe place where you don’t need words.



To live free: Get real with God and with others

Scripture: Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace. .Matthew 6:6-10a (The Message)

Today: Maybe you’ve been avoiding God because you think you should have answers, or at least the words to share your need. Sit in His presence. He knows what you need before you even ask.