Hope Keeps Rising

I’m in such a season of undeniable and explainable breakthrough. Like a prisoner of war I feel God has set me free. Everything that the devil seemed to have taken from me. God has given it all back and more. I really believe I’m living my best life now and even better days are to come.

Without so much drowning medication my mind is coming back to life. I can see so clearly God’s vision for my life, marriage, family and ministry. I finally feel back in the game instead of watching from the bench. I may not be who I used to be. But, in so many ways that is a really good thing. God has used the pain to humble me, grow me, and give me a whole new perspective of life. Even when my body feels exhausted I feel so hopeful with every step forward.

I’m thankful for every quality moment. Tears flood my face every time I think of countless days of seeming hopelessness. Then, God reached down and changed everything. No, it’s not been overnight. However, as I keep doing all I can He keeps doing all I can’t. There’s so much I’m looking forward to in the days ahead.

I’ve got a lot of date nights to look forward to with my beautiful wife. I’m going to spend as many quality moments I can with my boys. I will spend more time with family and friends who mean so much to me. I will joyfully lead out the mission of Refuge Church. I know God is going to touch thousands of lives as I keep following His clear vision.

I have so much that I’m thankful for today. I’m so excited to say I’ve made it 20 days straight eating totally clean and healthy. I’ve literally not cheated even once by the grace of God. Although I’m sure there will be challenging moments to come.

God is literally breathing new life into me. He is slowing me down and marinating my soul in His love. I feel more alive and hopeful than I’ve ever felt in my life. I can’t fully explain how I got here. All I know is God is good and greatly to be praised.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1-4