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iamRefuge: Patrick

iamRefuge: Patrick

As a teenager, I was consumed with finding joy in fleeting pleasures; whether it was athletic achievements, the thrill of a new romance, or the satisfaction of attaining the latest trinket, no matter how much I chased, or captured these pursuits, the excitement would eventually fade.

He gives us stories /// advent of a dream

He gives us stories /// advent of a dream

I didn’t want to admit to anyone that I was struggling with being single so I put on a face and pretended that I was fine but with every engagement, wedding, birth, family event or social event where it was nearly all couples, my heart ached and I cried silent tears. 

He gives us stories /// of great comfort

He gives us stories /// of great comfort

As I was reading through chapter 12 of Isaiah, it really struck me—it celebrates the transformation from the righteous wrath of God, to the consolation His people find in Him as His anger turns away and brings comfort!