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There is Healing in Hard Work

Updated: Jan 31, 2019


"We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified."

~Romans 8:28-30

Oh Lord,

How do I relinquish control? How do I strip away the anger, contempt, and general dislike for my lack of power in this world?

Working hard is supposed to be the key; understanding commitment, respect, and compassion for others is supposed to lead us to a good life. It only goes to show, we have no more power over the crosses we bear in life than we do over others’ actions. And what could be worse than knowing that the power to change the world comes from only you? What could be more challenging, more difficult to overcome than knowing that you can only be responsible for you?

I’d hate to think that I’m going through life not making a difference. I’d hate to think that hard work amounts to nothing and never will amount to anything. I’d hate to think that I am placing too much emphasis on what others can do for the the world instead of focusing on the mission God has given me.

My sisters, now we’re getting somewhere: the fortunate life we get to live cannot be reliant on only human relationships; our lives must first be built upon the structure of the Lord’s way. Why? Because the Lord has told us that we can only control what we do, and that that burden can be eased with his help.

There is healing in hard work. There is confidence is continuing to change the world when no one is watching. And there is peace in knowing that God is the one who gives you that power.

Now let’s go out and change the world.

Your Laughing Sister,


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I'm a native Michigander and fierce city gal. Armed with my Bible and favorite pair of jeans, my passion is to help young women and girls connect with God through a courageous and faith-filled life. I also love photography, reading, and archery competitions with

my husband, Thomas.

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