Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Truth Is...

It's all the rage with kids these days (man I'm old!)... "like my status/picture/whatever for truth is." Then they say something clever like "truth is...sally is really awesome and super fun even though I don't really know her but we should hang out! lol"

Here is my far less clever truth is...

1) Truth is I love my husband and child with all my heart. I don't know what I would do without these two! They're cut from the same cloth - one of encouragement, occasional messiness, kindness, gentleness, grace, and love. I'm oh so grateful

2) Truth is life has been a roller coaster that I'm still stuck on.

3) Truth is cancer sucks, the wars America gets into are stupid and I'm over death. There I said it. Hate me, agree with me. I don't care. I'm done with young men and women dying over silly things like deadly diseases that eat away the body and take a star football player who loves Jesus away from his friends and family, or a wife, daughter & sister who is brave and courageous away from those who love her so dearly. I'm done with wars killing innocent people. I'm done with death if we're going to be honest.

4) Truth is I'm not sure how I have tears left.

5) Truth is I'm not sure this lump in my throat isn't a permanent thing at this point. I'm constantly on the verge of losing it.

6) Truth is I wish I were an ostrich that could bury her head in the sand and ignore the reality around her.

7) Truth is I am grateful for a God who is far greater and merciful than I can comprehend. Grateful that He is good when I can't see His goodness. That He is kind when I can't see His kindness. That He has not forgotten us, when it seems we've been abandoned.

8) Truth is I wouldn't be able to live without this God that I don't understand but love as much as I can. He sustains me. He keeps me from falling. He upholds me with His mighty right hand; He shelters me in His wing. He intercedes on my behalf.

Habbakuk 3:17-19

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
    and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
    and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
    and the cattle barns are empty,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
    I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
    He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
    able to tread upon the heights.


jeanne said...

I love you Rachel!

Emily Walsh said...

Hi Rachel! I was just checking a few of your posts and had a quick question about your blog. I'm involved in the cancer community and was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance -emilywalsh688 (at) gmail.com- Thanks : )