Springtime in the Rockies is so thrilling: yesterday it was snowing and today, the grass is greener and the sky is bursting in blue. The winter chill has been replaced by a glorious morning: His compassion's are new every morning.
I was reminded this week of how God's strength can do the same in our lives. I had one of those crushing blows that took me to my knees and to my bed where I didn't want to come out...until spring. My tear stained pillow is evidence of my broken heart and disappointment. As much as I wanted to wallow in my pathetic dirt-kicking-state (why do we chose that for ourselves sometimes?) a verse kept coming to mind. That "in this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I've overcome the world." I argued back by telling God that there's none of my heart left to even take!
Feelings are real and sometimes sitting with the hard stuff is what helps us realize where our strength really lies.
I managed to peel myself out of bed, take a shower and get into God's word. It was there I found the strength to face another day. Just the like my local landscape, after the cold of the storm, I had found refreshment from God.
It's our practice on the mat and the community of loving believers around that deepens our understanding of gaining strength. Being a Christian can be hard work and being strong in our yoga help us face even the toughest of life's situations.
See you on your mat, without your covers, this week: Moday 8am, Wednesday noon and Thursday 7pm. 2710 28th Street, Boulder. (inside Jade Martial Arts)