Mini Blog 1: The Struggle with Patience

What I’m Doing These Days

The weeks have been crazy, as you may know if you’ve been keeping up with the blog, which in fact makes it harder for me to keep up with the blog. I don’t want to post content that isn’t quality, and I don’t want to post nothing at all, so bear with me, my dear readers, as I explain my solution: mini blogs.

If you’ve read any of my work here at We Are the Lovely Ones, you know that I am a fan of long, deep, honest posts, usually in the 1000-1200 word range. With this hectic life God has me living right now (some of which I am sure I brought upon myself, if I’m being honest), I’ve decided that keeping it short and sweet might be a better way to go. In the next few weeks of finals and festivities, you can expect to see me posting shorter, more frequent little tidbits of what God is doing in my heart and in my world. I may occasionally find the time to write a long post and debrief some scripture or explore a spiritual practice (there should be a post about keeping a Jesus Journal soon!), but mostly you’ll get to read about my daily struggles as an imperfect being.

See also: The Human Condition

There will always be links to my longer blog posts in case you’re feeling like going more in depth with the word or with your faith, but for now, I admit that this is the best I can do with what I’ve got. And I am trusting that God will still do amazing things. I would love to know what you think, and if you have ideas for topics I can write about in these mini blogs I would love to hear them!

Hope you find some loveliness in the musings of my weary heart.


Patience is hard. It's messy, it's long, and it's exhausting. But our good, good God is doing amazing things through every season of hardship and waiting.

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Mini Blog 1: The Struggle with Patience

I am struggling with patience right now. I’ll be honest. I’ve been sick, in pain, frustrated, and so, so tired these last couple of weeks.

And I’ve been questioning. I’ve been questioning God about why he would make life so hard for me right now.

But my mom reminded me this week that part of why I’m struggling is that I’m struggling with patience.

Patience is hard. Patience is messy. Patience is long, and it can be exhausting.

I want answers. I just want to not feel sick or in pain anymore. I want to feel better. But patience: that’s what I am left with instead.

I’m learning that there is no other choice.

The struggles He has given me to deal with forced me back into the arms of the good, good God that I know and love.

Perhaps that was His purpose.

To let me struggle, to let me wrestle with patience, so that the rugged cross could save me once again.

And God will do his best, and His timing, in accordance with His plan, that has my best in mind. My job is to do my best, right here, right now, with everything I’ve already got, even if I don’t feel like it’s very much. It’s time again to hold fast to this good, good God.

 

Dear lovely ones, I hope you find peace in your struggles today. I hope you find God in your grief. I hope you find peace in your waiting.

Yours,

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Author: Susannah Judd

Hello, my lovelies! I am the author and owner of wearethelovelyones.com. I am so excited to share in this journey through life and faith with you! One of my favorite things we are called to as believers is sharing life together. I also love cookies of any kind, my darling husband Caleb, and of course, Jesus himself. Check out my “About Me” page for more. 😉

4 thoughts on “Mini Blog 1: The Struggle with Patience”

    1. Thank you! I just know I won’t be able to sit down and write as much as I’d like to the next few weeks, but I still want to produce quality writing on my blog. Shorter to write, shorter to read, everyone wins! 😉

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