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Evan Headrick  Kingsport, TN. 📍 the one Jesus loves. trying to be a light in a dark place.

definitely gonna be missin’ my girl sarah this semester 😭 i love you!!! #tbt #pjday #chickennugget

‪listen, you’re going to be okay, & i am too. it may not feel like it right now, or hasn’t for the past couple of months, or maybe even years. & if that’s where you’re at, from the bottom of my heart, i am sorry. i resonate with you. i really do. i know that sometimes we wonder. the darkness is so dark, the pain is so painful, & the brokenness is so broken. but some day, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4). you should note that the “former things have passed away.” it’s a hint about time. in the eyes of God, the former things have already passed away & because of Jesus, the best is yet to come.‬

a breakthrough is coming...

can’t really sleep, so i’m just up reading & writing & thinking about a lot of things that have happened in 2018. a lot of really cool things happened. & a lot of really hard, & painful things happened as well. & if i’m honest, i’ve been focusing more so on the negative things that have happened. it’s an area i’m weak at in my life. but i’m striving to become more aware of God’s faithfulness & His goodness. but the last couple of weeks? i’ve lost sight of it. why? did God change? nahhh. did God break His promises? nope. my eyes weren’t fixated on Him. & that’s hard for me to admit. i don’t like it. i don’t like focusing on what has happened. i don’t like the pain it causes me to feel. i don’t like the questions it causes me to ask. but that’s the thing... i think we, (myself included) ask the wrong questions in the midst of pain & aren’t focusing on the right thing(s). stay with me. God is in control of space, matter, and time. all at once. correct? God literally spoke the world into existence. how? i have no idea. He’s just that big & that powerful. so how do you expect to understand what He’s doing in the midst of our pain? His thoughts are not like our thoughts & His ways are not like our ways. our first initial response when we’re in the midst of pain is typically “why God?” or “how could you let this happen to me God? i thought you loved me?” at least that’s mine... instead of asking God ‘how’ or ‘why’ - what if we started asking WHO? who has promised to never leave us? Jesus. who has promised to redeem everything we’re feeling? Jesus. who has promised to be near to the broken hearted? Jesus. who has promised to intercede for us on our behalf when we don’t know what to pray? Jesus. speak that truth over your pain. over yourself. i don’t know if this if making sense for any of you, but my prayer for myself & for you is that we would fixate our eyes on Jesus, & who He is, & what He has promised over our lives, instead of fixating our eyes on our pain, & what’s going on around us. if we can get to that point, i think we will start entering into a place of thanksgiving because we know He is good, & He hears us & He’s working on our behalf, & He’s holding us.

“In the original language, ‘Fear The Lord’ doesn’t mean be afraid. It means sustaining a joyful, astonished awe, and wonder before Him...” - Tim Keller

the past couple of months have been hell for me. so many things have happened that have caused me to doubt the goodness of God, if i’m going to be completely honest with y’all. i’ve asked myself does God even care that i’ve been hurting for so long? i’ve asked myself does God even hear me when i’ve been praying for so long? the answer to both of those questions is yes. yes He does care that i have been hurting. & yes He does hear me when i pray. God has used De’Maria in my life to remind me of the goodness of God, & the friend of Jesus. so many people have came and gone in and out of my life, but Jesus is here to stay. forever. He is near to the broken hearted and crushed in spirit. & i see that in the way De’Maria encourages me and has been a friend to me. i could not be more thankful for God’s grace through friendships. love you, D!

thanks @fugecamps for friendships that will last a lifetime. so glad i got to see everyone this past weekend! my heart needed it. love y’all.

ek & the boys. such a sweet time getting to reconnect with some of the best people i’ve ever met. & also, what a beautiful reminder that God desires us, the church, to live life together no matter where we’re from.

i get to see some of my favorite people ever this weekend so here’s a selfie i found on my phone. idk. go listen to justin bieber or something. hope you had a great day!

today was rough. my mind was filled with so many frustrations, doubts, fears, and questions. i’d usually just try and deal with my emotions on my own because that’s what i have done my entire life & i hate trusting people... if i’m honest, i sometimes don’t like trusting God. but He has me in a season of total dependence on who He is, and what He has promised over me. it hurts like hell. i’m not used to this. but you know what? His promises aren’t contingent upon whether or not i trust who He says He is & what He’s going to do in my life. His promises are contingent upon who HE is, and that’s a perfect, loving, and faithful father who keeps His promises. all that’s left for me to do? lean back into the loving arms of a beautiful father. breathe deep & know that He’s good because He’s a love like no other. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light...

i really don’t know what’s on your shoulders right now. i really don’t know what you’re walking around with trying to handle. but stop trying to hold on. for real. stop trying to carry a weight that was never meant for you to carry. lay it at the feet of jesus & collapse into His arms of grace. stop holding on & know that He’s holding onto you as tight as ever & He won’t let go. He won’t even think about letting go. people may have given up on you, or have let go of you, but God won’t. in fact, i really don’t think He can. it’s not who He is. it’s not what He does. things may not be okay for you right now. but take heart. Jesus still sees you. Jesus still loves you. Jesus is still for you. Jesus is still at work. Jesus is still who He says He is. & Jesus is still in complete control. be still & trust...

i didn’t ask for the season i’m in. i don’t have to cheer for the season i’m in. but i will thank him through the season i’m in, because he is using it to make me more like him. & i can assure you one thing: because of who jesus is, and the promises he has spoken over my life, it is well with my soul.

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