Honestly Hannah: Sometimes (Most of the Time)
Plain and simply Hannah.
Sometimes (most of the time) my life doesn't look worthy of Instagram. I mean, I struggled for wayyy too long to even structure my own Instagram (follow Grace in Everything here), let alone make every part of my life look like that!
Sometimes (most of the time) my prayers are scattered and whispered heartbeats because I've lost the ability to make words.
Sometimes (most of the time) I feel too busy to slow down and take life in.
Sometimes (most of the time) I let this busy-ness steal my joy. I let it steal my ability to form useful blog posts. I let it steal my thoughts, breathing, and withness.
Sometimes (most of the time) I compare myself to others. Is she skinnier? Is he smarter? Is she a better blogger?
Sometimes (most of the time) I feel a conflict of what I say and what I do.
Sometimes (most of the time) I feel inadequate.
But guess what? There is hope in these sometimes (most of the time) moments. There is a hope that is stronger than death, larger than life, greater than the forces of this world, and gentle with the strings of my heart. There is a hope that asks to be seen in the sometimes (most of the time) places, in the honest, plain, and simple. In the homework and frustrated drives. In the tears streaming forth because I don't want to grow up. In the tired eyes because I can't quite wake up.
There is hope.
Not a sometimes hope.
Not a most of the time hope.
An all of the time, until the end of time hope.
And this hope is not that I can do it or that it will all work out. This hope has actually nothing to do with me and everything to do with the glory of God, the sure and beautiful glory of God.
So when the sometimes (most of the time) moments drag you down, look up and take hope in the glory of God.
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into the grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know what suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit."
What are some of your sometimes (most of the time) moments? And how has God revealed His hope to you this beginning of the school year?