Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Breath Before the Kiss

I was inspired this week by another excerpt from Captivating. Lately I have been feeling guilty for my day to day actions, and I was feeling lost and abandoned from Christ's grace. My faith was lacking because I was confused as to why God would let me stray from my day to day relationship with him.

God does not always rescue us out of a painful season. You know that he does not always give us what we so desperately want when we want it. He is after something much more valuable than our happiness. Much more substantive than our health. He is restoring and growing us an eternal weight of glory. And hurts. But the experience of sorrow in no way diminishes the joy of living. Rather, it enhances it.
-Pg 144

"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful! I have heard so much about that book... now I am really inspired to read it. Can't wait to catch up with you over Thanksgiving! Love you, Liz!