A Weeping Christian: When Faith and Grief Collide

A blog by Kimberly Crumby

A day in the life…


Our group of God-sized dreamers was asked to think about what an ordinary day looks like for us right now.

I find myself asking the question above quite often. In fact, when I think about an average, run of the mill day right now, this question is never very far from the front of my mind. We have recently endured heartbreak…again. We are really striving to be open and obedient to walk the path God has for us. There have been some interesting conversations the last few weeks. And I find myself asking, ok God…what am I supposed to do?

Through these ordinary days that seem anything but, I am learning more about the heart of God. I am learning that I don’t need to approach life from the “how can I not mess this up” point of view; rather, I need to take more joy in the freedom that following Christ provides.


As the book Top 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe points out, we often live as though our lives are a blueprint. As you know, if one measurement is flawed when you are building from a blueprint, the entire thing can be ruined. Some, like me, just wait for the moment when we make one decision that is outside of the will of God and the walls start crumbling.


In contrast, perhaps our lives are more like roadmaps. God knows where he ultimately wants us to end up while we are here on earth, but maybe there is more than one way to get there. Maybe there are some choices we can make where, either way, our decisions will be right.

I don’t know about you, but that is very freeing to me and my tired, reason-everything-out mind. Sometimes, whichever road we take will be right for that season, and we can ultimately still wind up exactly where God wants us.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21


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