For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Soul Whispers--When Pain Proves You are Healing

Dear Soul,

Never ceases to amaze, does it?

The weird things that prick and loose the bit of pain.

I know you wonder when the pain pricks will stop and you wonder if they ever will. I don't know. Some don't. I know that isn't what you want to hear, but I am being honest. Some things...some things are just always tender.

But, Soul, take comfort.

That painful prick was a painful stab not that long ago, and before that it was your heart being ripped from your chest. But today the heart didn't stop, and the breath didn't catch, and you might have winced, but no tears fell.

I know what isn't can be lost in what it is, but it isn't as bad as it used to be.

Soul, breath deep. The pain prick is evidence you are healing.

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