Dive deep into the wonder of grace

May you bravely pursue

the opportunity

in this present moment

to take a deep breath

and dive deep

into the wonder of grace:

Grace when things do not make sense.

Grace when you are not sure

how you can handle any more of this.

Grace when nothing seems

to come together the right way.

Grace when you are not sure

who will leave or who will stay.

Grace upon grace upon grace

on the best and worst of days.

Grace to know no matter what,

in the end, you will be okay.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

beneath

beneath

the thoughts and feelings

you have worn

on your shoulders

for so long,

there is the real you

who is worthy of the freedom

from what darkness said

you would be.

you are more than what you feel

you are more than what you think,

yes, this things matter,

but they do not mean everything.

there is still

open space

deep within

the present moment

to let these old things go

and just be

for sometime,

knowing that you are so much more

than what is heavy on your mind.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

when your thoughts have torn at the lining of your strength

When your thoughts

have torn

at the lining of your strength,

take heart,

hold on:

there is grace

for this.

No matter how this ends,

you are not the sum

of what happened.

You have grown.

You have changed.

You are still in the direction

of who you are meant to be.

You are stronger.

You are wiser.

Even when it’s hard to believe,

allow yourself to show up

allow yourself to breathe

in all of the chaos and imperfection

allow yourself to be

in this moment:

today, right here,

for no matter what happens

this is still not last year.

Step into the clearing.

Draw near to the grace.

No matter how this goes,

you will never be the same.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

when your bones can no longer bear the weight of your own restlessness,

If ever it seems your bones

can no longer bear

the weight

of your own restlessness,

and you are up at night fighting

a sea of endless questions,

even in these midnight depths,

take each moment breath by breath

for no matter what has happened,

you are from from finished yet.

For when waves and winds are heavy,

your soul is whole and steady.

Even here,

there will be Light

bringing mercy

in the morning.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

in overwhelming anxiety, there is overwhelming grace.

High over the hills of her worries,

she will soar on wings like eagles,

she will laugh about the days to come,

without fear of where she would end up.

Because she knows no matter what,

she will be where she needs to be:

soaking everything in joy,

she will have all that she needs.

And when she flies and she when falls

and on her best and worst of days,

in overwhelming anxiety

there will be overwhelming grace.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

For this life is still worth living

May peace be the river

in the desert of your heart

reminding you in anxiousness

your soul has not been torn apart.

Through the wild of a barren land

and all you could not understand,

it did not void your invitation

for you to embrace the day at hand.

For this life is still worth living

despite all you do not know

there is peace to be found out here.

there is room for you to grow.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

fully trusting, fully knowing

Take heart

breathe deep,

there is no reason to fear.

It is okay if there are things

that do not make sense here.

You are free

to keep going

fully trusting

fully knowing

there will always

be things

that are uncertain and unplanned

confusing and difficult

and hard to understand

but as long as you are living

you will grow in all these things

for you are still being guided

right where you need to be.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

okay

Even in the deep pit of the chaos

that has stormed her mind today,

she knows she will be okay,

for when the weight of it all is too heavy,

her soul is still steadied and she is carried,

and no amount of darkness can pull her away.

For since the days of her youth,

she has fought through so many things,

and though at times she has felt

she was nothing

more than a severed thread,

by grace she was reminded

even in the storm

there were brighter days ahead.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols

you are free to be okay. not perfect, but okay.

Whatever these

next few hours

look like for you,

may you cling all the more

to this beautiful truth:

you are still wrapped within

this endless, boundless, grace.

And not only to make it through tests,

but to make it through this life.

To make it over mountains and valleys

that seem to have no end,

you are free to travel light

no matter what changes or happens,

you are free to be okay.

Not perfect, but okay,

and those things

you’ve dreamed so deeply of,

are still worth the wait.

You are working so hard.

You are giving so much.

You will see the harvest soon,

if you do not give up.

Take heart, breathe deep,

and realize

in the end,

you will always

land where

you need

to be.

–– Morgan Harper Nichols