I ran into Debbie at our Paneras on Saturday after the service. We call it “our Paneras” because no one seems to go there for a late bite on the weekends, which suits my introverted man just fine.
This week, Debbie and her hubby beat us there. As I approached the line, she turned in my direction and radiated warmth.
She’s so beautiful, I thought. Sure, she’s tall, fair-skinned and blond, but her resolute spirit glitters with grace.
Gritty grace is so attractive.
Debbie is walking a hard road with her man, but her countenance exuded a quiet confidence in God’s care.
God is bigger than her circumstances.
God is stronger than her fears.
She reminded me that gritty grace keeps calm and prays on.
Let’s press in and pray all the harder.
Lord, help me to continue steadfast in prayer.
Let’s Talk: Who inspires you to persevere in prayer? How do you stay encouraged on your knees?
This year, my desire is to lift up holy hands and “Pray Big.” Want to join me? I’ve created a private “Pray Big” Facebook group for like-minded sisters to share their stories and surrender each one to our mountain-moving God in prayer. Let’s cry out to God together.