Do it Anyway

Posted on 11/13/2014

TBT such a strange photo. Smile for the camera they say. The confusion on my face says it all as my mind grapples. I just buried my mom a few hours ago. Do I smile in the face of pain, cry?
Shout? Run? What’s the right Christian response? Do I have to be strong – Keep it together I think. Why? Make them proud. Who and for what? I’m confused. It’s a confusing moment. I’m at a loss for words, my tear box is empty, my throat is hoarse and all I feel is confusion. And you know what? It’s okay. It is okay to be in your garden of despair like Jesus was and say “Hey! Can this whole thing go to someone else?” It’s okay to be like the disciples and say, “Lord, help our faith”. It is not a disappointment to God to need Him, to be frail, to reach out when your arms can’t reach up. This is why He says so often Fear Not for He knew we would have times of fear.
Today.

If you are a little unsure what to do, how to do it and why even bother. If you want to hide and run because it seems too hard. Walk through ANYWAY. With your overwhelmed heart and confused mind move forward ANYWAY.

Faith is not the abandonment of feelings it’s the advancements we choose to make in spite of them.

So yeah. My face says I’m confused but my actions say in the face of it I’m taking this pic to remind myself, that though I felt alone the truth was and still is I’m never alone in my despair. God always has support to help us hold on and go through. We just have to be willing to receive it. One foot in front of the other. Whether long strides or baby steps. On a cane or or crutches. Walk forward today, shaking and trembling but my dear whatever you do – walk forward. #pastorsara #confusedbutcourageous

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9 Replies to "Do it Anyway"

  • Donna
    11/13/2014 (12:44 pm)
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    Pastor Sara,

    WOW! Pastor Sara, God is so good and always on time. You couldn’t have say any better on how I’m currently feeling with this paragraph: If you are a little unsure what to do, how to do it and why even bother. If you want to hide and run because it seems too hard. Walk through ANYWAY. With your overwhelmed heart and confused mind move forward ANYWAY.

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to move forward ANYWAY, I was having a weak moment of self pity and God sends me this powerful word that has was truly ministered to my heart.

  • Cleta
    11/13/2014 (1:29 pm)
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    God bless you Pastor Sara! You’re such a gift and beautiful person inside and outside. Thank you for being transparent about your pain and letting God use it to help heal others. It’s always a blessing.

  • Rachael
    11/13/2014 (1:34 pm)
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    Needed this word today. Thanks Sara

  • Tareva
    11/13/2014 (2:19 pm)
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    Thank you for that amazing word. I just lost my Mom 2 weeks ago and you described exactly how I feel right now. You are truly a blessing.

    • saraconner
      11/15/2014 (11:13 pm)
      Reply

      so sorry to hear :( prayers are with you

      • Livia
        07/26/2016 (10:57 pm)
        Reply

        Your articles are for when it abeolutsly, positively, needs to be understood overnight.

  • Samia
    11/13/2014 (9:31 pm)
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    This was soooo (((POWERFUL))). Thanks you Pastor Sara for being so transparent for the sake of our growth. This truly blessed me. Thank you

  • Loiwaskai
    11/14/2014 (7:09 am)
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    Thank you Pastor Sarah! You are such a precious jewel and I really needed to hear this! Amazing! Yes do it anyway, because God is there! I really need to open my mouth to the Lord and just ask Him for help!

    • Latoya
      07/27/2016 (12:39 am)
      Reply

      Thanks for writing such an eantsto-usder-yand article on this topic.


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