A Messy World Needs a Magnificent God

"Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3 

I don't know when I prayed the prayer, "God, break my heart for what breaks yours," but let me tell you that you better be darn careful with this one. God really is in the business of answering prayers, folks. And He has been gradually answering this one in my life over the last few years. I had the most overwhelming breakthrough recently (in the shower, of all places). I'm not sure what brought it on, but I became intensely overwhelmed with the hurt, pain, sorrow, injustice, and hate....the mess....in the world, to the point that I was doubled over uncontrollably sobbing. I felt the intensity of all those thoughts swirling in my mind that I physically hurt. I was completely broken in that moment. But the most amazing thing happened in the midst of it all. I began to hear the Holy Spirit speak over all of that mess and here is what He said: God is good. He is love. He is enough. Even though my heart was breaking for this world, I was comforted by God's magnificence. The truth is that He is far bigger than the mess that sin has created in our world and He is enough to bring comfort, healing, joy, justice, and most importantly, LOVE. In the midst of the mess, God remains magnificent.

Jessica is on a mission to love God and His people. She gets plenty of opportunities to do so as she fulfills her roles of wife, mother, friend, first-grade teacher, and foster mom. Jessica is learning to live a grace filled life where that grace extends to her own procrastination and perfection. A dangerous duo. A food enthusiast to the core, she also enjoys a good book, polished nails, and warm chai lattes…with whip of course.