Friday, May 3, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Brave

Taking Lisa Jo Baker's prompt today:

Brave is walking into high school the Monday after the Friday when you made a big mistake that hurt one someone standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Brave is walking beside that son able to smile.  Standing tall to face every possible ramification and reaction. Brave is asking for the spirit of forgiveness to go before. Believing the words of his baptism song are true.  Trusting even this can be redeemed for good. Allowing space for others. Banking on promises that I cannot see. Remembering faithfulness that's proven true. Letting God run interference.

Brave is getting out of bed, apologizing, choosing thoughts, binding shame, prioritizing faith, looking for redemption, waiting for perspective, knowing God is the refiner.
You’ll pray to him and he’ll listen;
    he’ll help you do what you’ve promised.
You’ll decide what you want and it will happen;
    your life will be bathed in light.
To those who feel low you’ll say, ‘Chin up! Be brave!’
    and God will save them.
Yes, even the guilty will escape,
    escape through God’s grace in your life.”  Job 22:28-30


  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Found you via Five Minute Friday.