The only thing that won’t wear out

The beauty of God’s love is inexhaustible. On our best days, we seek him and find rest in him because we are so sure of his love for us. On our worst days, we need to know that the beauty of God’s love is bigger and brighter than the darkest trouble we face. His love ought to surprise us. When I’m most aware of who I really am, I’m shocked and grieved to see how unlovable I am. I can’t think of a single reason that God should love me.  Yet still he loves me.  I am the epitome of …

Courage, dear heart

In one of The Chronicles of Narnia (I think it’s in Prince Caspian), the allegorical God-figure Aslan tells Lucy, “Courage, dear heart.” His words pierce her soul and introduce some sense of bravery to sturdy her fearful heart. Those words have been ringing in my heart too. For the past few weeks, my question to God has been (a less eloquent version of), “How?” How can I follow God’s calling for me without being ruled by fear? When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a doctor, based solely on how much fun it was to play “doctor” …