Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{Blowout | Day 23 of 31}

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My trusty dictionary gave me inspiration for this prompt. The definition explains a blowout as the "sudden rupture or malfunction of a part...due to pressure." Maybe your mind's eye sees an automobile spin out of control after a tire blowout. Or, if you're a parent, you may be remembering a time the diaper failed and a blowout ruined your dinner along with your favorite shirt. Gross. But, spiritually speaking, have you ever been in a spot where you felt like you might blowout? You know, where your heart feels overwhelmed and can't bear the weight of one more struggle.  When you feel exhausted, but life keeps pressing in. Yeah, me too.

In those moments, though, you find sweet grace. In those moments, you learn something about being pressed but not crushed (2 Corinthians 4:8). I love how the psalmist put it. "When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; He brought me into a spacious place." Yes! A spacious place where I can breathe in His grace and rest in His unfailing love. With my heart in His very capable hands, it's safe.