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Grace and Gratitude

Jake
Jake
Feb 12 · 1 min read

I baffle even myself with the degree to which I can be ungrateful. How in just two months time I can grow to take for granted the precise thing that brought me to my knees in prayer to begin with.

The hypocrisy is not lost on me. It’s just too easy to become consumed by the the shortcomings of today’s circumstances; too difficult to remain focused on the consistent good favor I have been granted.

What does that say about who I am and the kind of faith I have?

A question truthfully I would rather leave unanswered.

I wish I could tell you and say to myself I stand on a firm foundation, that my faith in a favorable future cannot be shaken. I would love nothing more than to be a light on a hilltop. Most days, and for that matter most hours, those ideals are beyond me.

And my belief is that is where grace comes in — bridges the gap between where I am in my journey and where I ought to be.

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half truths

Meditations and observations at the crossroads of faith, life lessons, love, creativity and encouragement for when life gets rough. A journal from Jake Lira.

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I want to write the words I wish were written for me. For those dark moments I kept to myself and insisted on standing alone — even though I never really was.

half truths

Meditations and observations at the crossroads of faith, life lessons, love, creativity and encouragement for when life gets rough. A journal from Jake Lira.

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