grace and the good news.

by Misty Dawn

“If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91

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I really thought before meeting these two that the lessons I had learned personally, as a single mother, were some of the sweetest lessons I’d ever learned. I was wrong.

knowing these two, and having the opportunity to watch as they learn the same lessons, is much sweeter. Having the privilege to open my heart to this young mother’s heart, to let her in, in my past, in my present, to let her all in . . .

that has been the sweetest.

to watch and to KNOW that the Lord has both her and her daughter exactly where His sovereign best keeps her . . .

that’s the sweetest.

i know things this mother is in the midst of learning, and i know at the deepest level what she is still unsure of.

i get to watch God carry her in ways i couldn’t see God carrying me.

i get front row seats to watching how God sustains.

it’s like watching my story duplicate itself.

and the story of relentless love and rescue never gets old.

i get to say to these two with FULL assurance,

YOU ARE LOVED BY THE CREATOR OF LOVE,

AND YOU ARE IN PERFECT HANDS.

MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR DWELLING,

AND LET HIS PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT ALL FEAR.

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I asked this little one’s mommy what God had shown her most through being a mother, and I expected to hear something about patience, or sacrifice, you know, one of those virtues we tend to learn the hard way . . .

but she said she’d learned about God’s grace.

because even on her very worst days, grace is what this little beauty gives her.

grace.

might we all be a little more like this little beauty.

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