this picture is pretty true of my life right now.
but, for the first time since a little over a month ago i can honestly rejoice in this season of what has felt like suffering (emotionally, financially, and spiritually). this morning at church MATT talked about how rejoicing in suffering is not being happy, but choosing God in the midst of darker times of life. he said that being happy when there is pain and weeping is simply being fake. what freedom to hear that, and he of all people has lived in this place for awhile now. check out the village church podcast to hear the whole sermon. it was beautiful.