Friday, March 2, 2012

The Whole Story

photo source via Pinterest
Sometimes, it’s easy not to tell the whole story.

Last week, I wrote about my marathon and the three mantras that got me through 26.2 miles.  I told my readers that my sweet mother-in-law had called my husband because God had told her specifically to be praying Habakkuk 3: 17-20 for me as I pounded pavement.  She wanted me to be encouraged by these words. 

Sounds awesome, right?  Who wouldn’t want a mother-in-law that prays for her daughter-in-law, who calls specifically to offer words of encouragement?  You’d think that I would have taken these words immediately and recited them over an over again in my mind, elated that God cared about my race and that He was giving me words to get me through it.

Yeah, um, no.

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  1. Hi Jen - isn't that just the way we can be sometimes. We see the worst bit in a verse instead of the victory. And its hard sometimes to accept God's grace and mercy because we know we don't deserve it. But that is exactly the point, its a gift, not an award for good behaviour. We have an awesome Saviour! God bless and have a great weekend

  2. oh Jen! First of all a 9 minute difference from the last race? That is HUGE!!! Wow! I love how husband spoke into your little self when having a melt down to encourage you. I also LOVE this picture of you at the bottom of this post. Love it!


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