Have you ever allowed yourself to mentally descend to the lowest place possible? Have you ever given in to despairing thoughts and let all of the hope that usually wraps up your every day just go right down the toilet? The past twenty-four hours have been that for me. I don't even understand quite how it happens and so yesterday afternoon, when I found myself alone for a few hours, I gave myself a good talking to and reminded my heart that God WILL do what He said He would do. Regardless of how circumstances appear, He hasn't brought me to this place in my life to leave me and forsake me or the dreams that He has promised would come to pass. If you are struggling with hopelessness or despair, I pray that you would find courage and hope in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and hope." I send this encouragement out to you, not from a high and lofty place of having it all together, but rather from the dusty road of pain and doubt and learning to live in the moment. I am really glad that I am not all alone on this journey....love you, my bloggy friends!