i’ve never been one to enjoy gray areas.  i much prefer to take my time and gather as much information as possible before making decisions.

and risk taking?  not a huge fan of either.

but im learning that it’s only when one takes risks, it’s only when ones armor becomes dented and broken, that we are given the chance to truly experience life.  sometimes we take risks and the rewards are great.  other times, we take risks and the results leave us to ponder how something so simple could go so incredibly wrong.

in both times, and in every time in between, He promises to be with us.

blessing the good, redeeming the bad.

never. leaving. us.

and for tonight, that is what i am thankful for.  that even though i dont always see Him, even though sometimes His hands are hid, i’m thankful that He promised to never leave.