Reflecting on The Life Poetic and God's sovereignty


It's hard to believe the #write31days challenge is ending. Part of me feels like it whizzed by and part of me is tired of trying to tie my almost-daily posts together in a cohesive fashion (although that part was a lot easier than simply being consistent).

I didn't quite write for 31 days (it turns out I'm not alone in that), and my series definitely turned out differently than I expected. But there turned out to be a lot of  freedom there to really be able to write almost anything and fit it into my wide constraints.

The reason is simple. There really is beauty, poetry, rhythm, and grace everywhere. It's all around us and in us, and the truth is, I don't think I'll ever be done looking for it or writing about it.

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Today, I want to wrap things up with something I've never done on my blog before, something a little special to inspire you as you journey along, looking for the lovely.

Sometimes it's hard to see the beauty, when days are tough and we feel knocked down, attacked, wrung out. But even then, on the worst of days, we can remember that God never wastes our trials, and He is truly sovereign over us, working to bring beauty from the ashes. And that there is some lovely poetry.

This is my very rough version of Sovereign Over Us by Aaron Keyes.

Thank you to Aaron Keyes for giving me permission to share this song. And thanks to all of you for journeying along with me through this series. 

This is Day 31 of 31 Days of the Life PoeticView the other posts in this series here.

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