All week we have to get up and go. Schools days are busy. But Saturdays, we don't do much of anything. Most Saturdays kids don't even get out of their pajamas (and sometimes I don't either, ha ha).
Awana means so much to me. As leaders, we hear the kids recite their verses and wonder if they are getting it. But let me tell you as a kid who grew up going to Awana, it is these verses that I learned as a child that I find myself going back to and the ones I know best.
On these days when I am tried... when I feel like I can't take one more step... when I cry out "I can't do all this". I will "lift my eyes to the mountains" and remember that my help, my strength, it comes from the Lord and when I can not He can.
In the storm, God's promises and grace are put on display just like this picture of the rainbow. But just like you have to look up to see a rainbow you have to look to see God's grace and promises in the storms of life.
When someone hears my story I sometimes get told "you're strong..." or "God won't give you more than you can handle" I've often just smiled but I really don't like being told this. They may see the girl standing in front of them at the moment and she may look strong. But what they don't know is that I am literally biting my tongue because I don't want to cry (again).