I don’t’ know about you but I am truly enjoying our current series, Living a Better Story, at Keystone. It has challenged me to think about my story and how I’ve traveled to where I am today. I think about the roads I could have taken, roads I should have taken and the road I decided to take. My path has had its moments of twists and turns, struggling to go up hill one moment and flying down the hill the next.


In the busyness going on this fall, I haven’t really stopped to reflect on life and the people around me. In the talk this week, Brady read from the Bible that in our times of struggle, trials and pain, we should try and choose joy. God has used this talk to help me see that there is so much brokenness in the world today. I mean, I knew that there was brokenness, but God really opened my heart to that this week. Some lyrics from the popular Christian song “Hosanna” came to mind this week as I was pondering what God had laid on my heart.


The song goes, “Heal my heart and make it clean. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like You have loved me. Break my heart for what breaks Yours, everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause. As I walk from earth into eternity.” 


The Lord helped me see brokenness around me, but has given me hope as well. The devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young has brought me encouragement this week. It writes, “ I am the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, dwelling in unapproachable light. I am taking care of you! I am not only committed to caring for you, but I am also absolutely capable of doing so. Rest in Me, my weary one, for this is a form of worship.” (pg 288)


Even though our world is broken, we serve a God who knows each and every situation of our lives. He is taking care of us and is ever capable of doing so.


Hold onto His promise that He is in control, will always take care of us and rest peacefully in His presence.


Caitlyn Ouwinga 

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