I breathe her in and start with just a little taste. She seems familiar, but it’s been so long since I’ve tasted her goodness. I thought I didn’t want her hanging around, but then I slowly started letting her come back to play. Once I started boldly and consistently confessing trust, there she was. She showed up with her bright sun rays and dancing laughter. She wanted me to come dream with her.
Now, with trust, I’m un-digging my heels and stopping my tantrum to learn even more about trusting fully, but hope? That just seems a bit…risky.
Except the funny thing about hope is that she sneaks up on you. You start trusting God with those heart desires and next thing you know hope has blossomed. Deserts into Eden. A beauty in the waiting with hope and anticipation. A face set on His best no matter what it looks like. So, I breathe her in deep even though it’s not what I intended. A deep breath of resting and enjoying…the Gardener who is making my deserts oh so beautiful.
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What are you breathing deeply lately? What are you hopeful for?