Weariness and Hope, Smooshed Together


By Emily Robbins

Some days are smooshed together.

Incredible moments with the mundane. Hospital waiting rooms. A great night of sleep. Not sleeping well for weeks. Adventures. Laughter. Tears. Lingering over coffee but really only for 30 minutes. Life lost. New life. The beautiful mystery of our faith.

I have been meeting with many people over coffee lately and I am struck with how many of us are hurting. And hopeful. In the same moments.

We live in such a broken world. But we get to help show that there is a light that shines in the darkness. We get to. In small ways and in large ways.

Every single day.

I hope you know how valuable you are. Right now.

Thank you to every single one of you who are trying to find your own way. To listen. To find hope and light in the cracks and crevices in our own lives. To survive.

While at the same time inviting others to do the same.

Maybe today you are well.

Maybe you are holding great hurt.

You are not alone.

I honestly am blown away by the fact that I am a part of a huge tribe of individuals all over the world that have said YES. To serving alongside teenagers, parents, church systems, World Vision and more. What an incredible tribe it is.

I am adventurously expectant of what comes next for each of us. Knowing that it will be incredible and hard all at the same time.

“God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’” – Romans 8:14-15