write this down

I found this photo from June 23 three years ago while scrolling through iPhoto and writing my new book outline this morning.

I connected some dots, revealing quite an intricate web, and while I can’t yet write about it, I feel it in my bones and in my heart: God is working. Behind the scenes. And I can’t wait to see what He reveals.


write this down.

There are many times in Scripture when the Lord tells someone to “write this down.” {He does so with Moses in Exodus 17:14 + with John in Revelation 21:5.}⠀⠀

There is power in remembering what God has said or revealed to us and the ways in which we have seen Him work in our lives.⠀⠀

Oh, but how easily we forget!

Write things down, take photos, and remember your story. I have found so much encouragement by looking to my past, by connecting dots, by seeing in hindsight all that God was actually doing, though I couldn’t see it at the time.


past evidence for present hope

In many ways I’ve felt like an archaeologist digging up evidence from my past in writing my book outline. It’s been so eye-opening to piece together the parts of my life that once felt so broken and scattered and so out-of-control and unknown.

Specifically in regards to relationships, it was such a struggle to trust God through years of singleness, through the crazy unknowns of dating, and then even when I was certain Clay was “the one,” there was the struggle of trusting God while I waited for him to actually propose!

For what are you waiting? In what ways do you feel hungry to feel His presence? With what are you struggling to trust Him? Maybe it has to do with a relationship. Maybe it’s in regard to a job, a child, or a loss.

Go back and reflect on that which you have written down in the past—in journals, through photos, in prayers—and be encouraged by that which you see God has pieced together in your life thus far. And may it fill you with great hope in your waiting and your unknowns today.

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” – Habakkuk 2:1-20

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