What can we do with the everyday aches, disappointments, and pains? We could either run, or we can stay.
It may seem counter-intuitive to just stay with our aches and disappointments. We crave comfort, so our default response is to withdraw, avoid, numb, and neurotically try to fix everything. What if Jesus is pulling up a chair and whispering to us, Stay?
Anjuli Paschall, (in)courage writer and founder of The Moms We Love Club, invites you to stop running from your pain and find that the deep end of your story is the way to intimacy with Christ. She offers a daring invitation to stay with your everyday aches, your guilt, your loneliness, your anger, your anxiety, your longings, and even your apathy. True power and transformation can be found in the very places we most often resist.
It's here, in the staying, where we go from merely knowing in our heads that God loves us to believing it in our hearts.
Stay is an invitation to sit with God at the table of your soul, and be free.