We Have Today

We are not promised tomorrow. We only have today.

Our hearts go out to those affected in the Oregon shooting, to the families who lost loved ones. We say thank you to the heroes of yesterday. Thank you those who helped so many to safety, and especially those who willingly stood up and proclaimed their belief in the one true God.

Although I have lost loved ones in natural circumstances over the last few years, it is truly beyond my comprehension when a man or woman takes the life of another so recklessly and violently. In my humanness, it makes me fill up with fear and want to crawl into a shell refusing to leave the walls of my home until Jesus returns. Yet, I know that to live in fear is to stop living the life God has given me, that He has called me to…to live in fear would give the Enemy what he wants, which is to stop living in the shelter and peace of Christ day to day.

And, I refuse to do that.

I am immensely skeptical of those in politics who promise so many things they cannot deliver. I don’t trust men who seek power claiming they’ll do good, only to turn and use it for evil. I don’t like this world that believes everything run in tabloids or posted online to be truth without doing their own research.

But, I love our country, our America. I love our military; our veterans…those who willingly fight on the front lines for my security.

I love Mom and Pop businesses as well as thriving franchises because they signal the ability for growth and prosperity.

I love our freedom to be who we are called to be, to worship the Lord with arms outstretched.

I appreciate our history because of it’s faithful foundation, and yes, I even appreciate the many harsh lessons history has had to teach us.

I want my children to grow up not living in fear, but having peace that God, and God alone, is in control. He sees us. He knows us. He loves us.

I am a justice-seeker, a Bible-reader, a fact-checker. I desire a country that embraces faith and grace, not just tolerates it. I long for a nation that allows me to safely raise my children in our front yard. I wish for the country of my youth, the one that once believed in a one true God and that love truly could conquer hate.

If you are struggling today, know that you are not alone. It is okay to grieve that which we have lost. It is okay to search for answers to that which we cannot understand. However, never forget that our God is still on the throne. He has not forsaken his children. He loves us and knows our hurts, our wounds, and our pain. Give it to Him to carry. Rest in His arms of love. Let Him cover you in his embrace.

We are not promised tomorrow. We only ever have today.

Live for Him Today.

Lambie Love My Friends,