… a journey in the same direction

I said that phrase last week during an interview. I was talking about the painstaking task of coming up with the tagline Peace in the Pieces for my website. It took me MONTHS to settle on that one phrase!

One phrase.

4 little words.

MONTHS!

I have scraps of paper everywhere with potential taglines scribbled on them. Peace in the Pieces is what I finally landed on as the expression I funnel everything through.

Again, it was not a quick decision… painstaking!

But…

I arrived at my tagline destination because I kept going.

A journey in the same direction.

I just keep thinking about that phrase; a journey in the same direction. It’s a companion thought to another motto I often use: Let it unfold.

It’s my way of tapping into faith. It’s my way of resting in who God is, knowing he goes before me and he goes with me.

Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV) says, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

Finding rest in the midst of difficulties is a gift!

God offers rest for our weary souls. He offers the gift of hope as we take the next step, trusting in him as our fortress, our refuge, our strong tower.

I’m currently reading the book Chasing David by Rene Schlaepfer, and the chapter I read this week, in the midst of pondering ‘journey in the same direction’ … completely confirmed what I have been thinking about. He says it this way:

“You may feel like you’re in a cave. And you keep looking back at the good old days, back at the entrance. Or you sit in the darkness of loss or disaster. But I want to tell you something. It’s not a cave. It’s a tunnel. The Bible promises, it’s a tunnel. So keep moving forward, no matter how many twists and turns there are, no matter how dark it gets. Wake up each morning and take one step at a time into your future. There’s light ahead.” (p 100)

Praying for you as you journey in the same direction (faith) through your tunnel (not a cave).

Also…

I’m including the author’s talk on this chapter from the book in the link below. It’s powerful! It’s a look at how David (from the Bible) battled depression during some dark days of hopelessness.