June 18th, 2020 By: Ashlee Beasley
There are going to be nights when a deployment feels like an absolute giant in your path.
When the hustle and bustle of the days slows down and there are no more distractions from the ache in your heart that’s been in the back of your mind all day.
When the tension in your shoulders finally releases and you‘re forced to face the loneliness of the night mixed with the overwhelm of the day.
There will be moments when you feel like you have been strong for as long as you can, you have overcome as much as you can and feel like you have no fight left.
I remember night 62 of a deployment and the thought of 200 more nights like that one had me so overwhelmed. My kids were small and my days were exhausting. The hours of 5-8pm had me headed to the bathroom at 4:45 to pep talk myself in the mirror. The days were hard and that particular night, that deployment felt like a huge giant in my path.
I love the scene in Moana where the ocean parts and she simply raises her hand to stop the giant coming at her. As we watched it for the 3,897th time during that deployment, The Lord just reminded me that this is the power of Christ in us. We do not have to be consumed by our circumstance but boldly face the giants in our path.
There will be days when you feel like you cannot do this but that doesn’t mean that you weren’t made for this.
The Lord has placed you in this season and He will not abandon you there. All you have to do is turn to Him and your strength will be found in the one who never grows weak.
So, even though some days will feel like the waters are raging, you can rest in the one who splits the sea for you and gives you the strength to make this a joyful season.
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Isaiah 26:3