life throws curve balls.Â i’ve always known this to be a fact but now i’m experiencing it as reality.Â and it’s now, in the midst of being a recipient of a curve ball that i find myself curled up, grappling to gather the bits of my heart that are strewn about, and piece everything back together.
but back together doesn’t look how i thought it would.Â my heart, once back together, will tell the tales of mend and repair; dreams that are never to be; the fragility of the human being.
i know all the answers and i know that someday i’ll look back on this as just a small event in the grand scheme of life — i’ve heard it all before and please, i don’t need a refresher right now.Â as i lay and wonder what’s happening and why this and why that, all that’s coming to me is an email that i once wrote:
…I’m weak.Â I need my daily bread.Â I thought of the Israelites when they would try to gather enough mana for a few days.Â Sometimes I try to gather enough at every “high” to get me through to the next.Â But that’s not the way it works.Â I need fresh mana, the Word for today.Â Yesterday’s mana isn’t going to get me through today.Â It was for yesterday.Â I need the unique Freshness for today.
i had the grace i needed a few days ago.Â i had it yesterday.Â but today?Â i’m grasping for an ounce of it.Â i can remind myself of what i felt yesterday till i’m blue in the face, but at some point i need to experience the grace for today, for this moment.
He’s the Giver of Good Things and He gives abundantly.Â and it’s with that grace that He gives everyday — just the right amount that i’ll need for that particular moment — i’ll start to pick up shattered dreams and hopes and feelings and a heart that’s raw and piece everything back together.
and someday i’ll look back and have a testimony to show of a mended world and the journey of finding Today’s Mana.Â and i’ll be able to know that i faced this curve ball, managed to hit it, and kept on running.