Victorious | Giggles

Smiles

Our playset was blocking my full view.  All I could see was the tops of their heads.   I saw big smiles…..bopping up and down.  And lots of giggles.

I felt proud that my children could play so well – without bickering.  It was a victorious moment.

But when I heard Zaiah squealing about the mud, my suspicions of foul play quickly arose.  And I went to investigate.

I found four clean heads.  But their bodies, especially little Leesy’s, were covered in mud.  They had found a deep puddle.

Leesy and Zaiah in the puddle

             There is nothing like believing you are in victory only to look down                and realize you are covered in mud.

Free

Last year, I had my most severe episode of postpartum depression.  While I have never been an overzealous or joy-infested person, I never struggled with that specific emotional issue outside of the baby blues.

And after a year and some major spiritual revelations, I consider myself victorious – free of this isolated postpartum event.

I have been living in victory, but as I focus on the sudden vulnerability of my God-given reinforcements, I see mud.

And I am tempted.  Tempted to focus on my own weariness, inadequacy, and fears.

But that isn’t going to happen.  Because Christ has given me victory.  Not by my own merit - but in Him, I am not confined to my own emotional limitations.

In Him, I am free.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1 NIV

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One thought on “Victorious | Giggles

  1. Hi
    I am over via internetcafe and see we have more or less the same idea on the wondrous freedom of our Lord. Yes, the freedom He paid so dearly for is a gem we have to protect at all cost and not get yoked again under a slavery of law.
    Much love
    Mia

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