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Monday, November 30, 2009

Through It.


Last week, I went through something that was, well, hard. Very difficult. Totally unexpected. If someone, before this, had said, "What if __________? What would you do? How would you handle it?" I would have said, "I hope I would______________. But really, I have no idea how it'd go down."
Well, rather than waxing hypothetical, I was plunged head-first into reality.
And it was hard. And it was wonderful.
I found myself naturally, passionately, respectfully, able to stand up and stand firm.
I walked away even more certain that Jim and I are united, and he fully believes in me and what I'm called to do, whatever it is, and he's steady, and he's got my back.
I walked away even more certain that there is Someone doing a work in me, and through me. And when I need words to articulate the conviction He's given me, He'll provide.
There are so many times that the very people, or situations, that are poised to tear us down, instead give us strength, clarity, and purpose. And if they didn't have a chance to whack at us, we wouldn't have opportunity to see just what is in us, to see it reveal itself and show us that we are, in fact, made up of so much more than we thought.
If life throws you a hard wall, you may find yourself gloriously suprised to see beauty through it.

7 comments:

Trench Mommy said...

I needed this today. Thanks.

Kiki said...

Beautiful words. Beautiful picture.

Have you considered selling prints on etsy? Seriously, there is something about your photos. They speak to my soul. First the train track and now this one. I aspire to take photos like you.

anne said...

this picture is BEAUTIFUL Megan.
Love you.

Danielle said...

Well said.

And love that picture.

Kim said...

Amen. Sorry for the trail. But you summed it up so well.

Tara. said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful picture. I'm sorry you went through a hard time. {{{hugs}}}

Tammy said...

Sorry you had a hard time last week. So glad you found strength from God and your family. And thank you for the great words of encouragement to remind us how to react to difficult situations.

And by the way, that picture is AMAZING!! I can't tell you how much I would LOVE to be able to hang it in my house!! God has given you an incredible talent for seeing and creating beautiful pictures.