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this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart

If ever there is a moment where it seems that things may fall apart, this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart. Even in this certainty there is room to grow and to learn deep within your soul, and to be refined in the process of coming forth as gold. The way things are right now? They will be not always be this way. In the same way seasons lead into one another, in time, these things will surely change. You may have to tread through barren winter lands lately, but even here, you are guided. Even here, you are seen, forever being led where you were meant to be. — MHN

on this morning mercies were new, but it did not feel that way to you,

on this morning

mercies were new,

but it did not feel

that way to you,

for you are tired

of giving

while seeing

no fruit,

tired of the weather

and too much

to do:

take heart,

take shelter,

for right now,

this is winter,

and these cold

quiet lands

have done

all they can.

And some things

may not grow

the way

you had planned,

but even here

in your soul

may you soon

understand:

you are free

to believe

in much

better things

and these seeds

will rise

from the ground

in spring.

You have to wait

but you will see:

no matter how long winter lingers,

it lets go,

it leaves.

– Morgan Harper Nichols