(photo edited with Kim Klassen's flow texture, hard light, 30% opacity)
I love the lyrics of the song Beautiful Things by Gungor.
I believe there is great power in speaking truthful, hopeful words or, in this case, singing them.
It's all too easy to lose hope and give into despair and think that we'll never change
or that another person or a situation that we are praying about will never change.
Looking back, I see so many things, situations, and people that looked so hopeless,
but that God turned into something good, something beautiful.
It's good to remember God's faithfulness in the past, when we face hopelessness in the present.
It's really, really good, to fill our lungs with air, and sing words of hope,
right into the midst of our messes.
God makes beautiful things, even out of our messes and even if the mess is us.