Since Sheena mentioned it earlier this week, I signed up to receive the devotionals from Girlfriends in God. If you are interested, you can sign up by clicking here. There are other types of devotionals available, too.
But those devotionals have been speaking to me. About peace. About letting go.
God is impressing things on my life. One of those things is that it's my responsibility to obey and do what I can. More importantly, God is reminding me that we all have obligations to one another--even if we feel we've done nothing wrong. There is responsibility in relationship. Responding to an action through the same type of action doesn't breed peace, kindness or unity.
My time in grad school has been nothing if not useful. It's reminded me that I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but that I know what's right. I know what's helpful. But, more importantly, I know a Jesus who hasn't given up on me (or anyone else for that matter). So my prayer to Him is for usefulness...in all circumstances. And my hope is that my prayer is still possible.