In the middle of the messiness of life, it is very difficult to see and hold to the vision that Jesus is working out His “good pleasure.” Last year during a particularly difficult transition season, I met with a friend who asked me the question: “What would you counsel someone who was in your position right now?” After commenting on her question-asking laziness, I’m sure I mumbled something smart-mouthy about counseling being stupid and very unhelpful and why would anyone listen to me anyway. Her wise question, however, awakened truth inside of me and helped me start taking steps back to Jesus.

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