I have grown the most when I’m most uncomfortable . Do you have a time in life where you changed so rapidly it kind of hurt? Who knew slowing down, staying put, and looking up would create such a change in my heart. I have talked to many people this week about God’s grace in timing, how he created a painful event for them, because he saw the future. The painful event was God’s kindness or protection , of course only seen now in hindsight. Walking through it though… It just kind of feels messy and anxious. I guess I’m here to keep saying: there is purpose, always purpose in pain. You don’t need to ascribe meaning to it while in it, your job right now might be to get through the next minute or day and know that— as my mom wrote on a post it note in college and mailed it to me with a $40 check for groceries (I called her crying the days before)— “God is with you today.” Is there a greater comfort to know you’re accompanied by the one who loves you most and will work your this season for good?