Many a dark morning I awake for my walk, bringing to God a giant burden of needs and requests. Today was one of those days.
I know it’s odd, but I love walking under the cloak of darkness, in the mystery and danger of the unseen, and feel that relenting certainty of God’s unpeeling of the black to revel His light.
It always happens, it never fails.
And it tells me, no matter how ridiculous my financial asks for the causes and needs and dreams in my life – whether it’s for ministry or my non-profit or upcoming book launch or family or missions, He will do it.
Today, He took my breath away.
There’s still so many unmet needs but today, someone bought our calligraphy originals, someone contributed a love gift to the non-profit.
There’s still so much of believing and faith to exercise, but until the sun stops rising, I will keep praying and hoping.
“Hoping does not mean doing nothing. It is not fatalistic resignation. It means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions… And hoping is not dreaming… It means a confident alert expectation that God will do what He said He will do. It is imagination put in the harness of faith.”
– A Long Obedience by Eugene Peterson