Ok, this week can just go away. I have never been more ready for a Monday than I am right now. I need a restart. On Wednesday evening, we unexpectedly lost Lexi, our sweet family dog of ten years. Then, before I could even collect my thoughts, we found out that our business lost a HUGE contract the very next day.
Talk about a sucker punch.
It’s been an “I need to borrow someone else’s faith because mine is looking pretty thin and wimpy” kind of week. The type of week where you hope and pray the people you love will step in and rattle the sabers of Truth against your doubt-filled meanderings like, “What if this hurt never goes away?” or “How will we ever make up that large chunk of income we just lost?” and “What if my family never recovers from this?”
Thankfully, one such friend reminded me that God left the throne of perfection to navigate roads jam-packed with sweaty people, their stinky animals, and even their animals’ stinkier poop. Yep. I said it. God walked through it ALL for us, and He’s still willing to get all up in our shit for our sake. As gross or silly as that may sound, it helped me remember that God promised us that He would always draw near to us, not away from us.
Jesus walks through the muck of life WITH us.
These are the two verses I have been clinging to as I lead my family through all of this.
“The Lord draws close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” Isaiah 41:10
We all go through things like this from time to time, so let me know if you need to borrow my faith in the future. In the meantime, I’m leaning hard on yours.
We will get through this together.
In His Service and at yours.
In Loving Memory of Lexi Sparkle McCarthy.