Wednesday, May 18, 2011

in these moments

i'm not gonna lie.

it's been a pretty tough last few days.

beginning with a healing weekend (which was both wonderful and tough) in which i was kind of sequestered
and finding out moments after it was over of the death of a friend's twin brother
(he was a Marine and was killed in action in afghanistan)
and all kinds of crazy stuff in between

i haven't been doing a whole lot of writing the last few days
i've been doing a whole lot of listening
to what God has to say over me
to affirmations from those who love me
and who are walking this journey with me

i'm intentionally seeking time with God
letting Him speak over me
to me
through me

and that's been amazing.

sifting all the grime and pain away from the last few days
His little treasures shine all throughout it
and though i don't find this time easy
it is good.

however, writing is so therapeutic for me
so i will be here
in this little corner of the internet
even when i feel i have nothing of value to say.

may this week open your eyes
to those treasures that He has for you
to the people surrounding you that have been purposefully placed there

may you be able to say
with all certainty
into the face of anything that comes your way

"God's got this"



Caution said...

Death hurts terribly. And some are so much worse than others. Sending prayers for you and your friend's family.

HappyascanB said...

So very sorry. I've also been pondering the fragility of life this week. Had a friend miscarry at 29 weeks.

But this I am claiming: Psalm 9:10 ~ Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you."

He's NEVER forsaken those who seek him. NEVER. Not even now.


Casondra said...

I read something a while back that said, "God did not promise to not give you more than YOU can handle...He promised you would not be faced with anything that HE can not handle. And in those times that it is too much for you, HE will carry you through." I found that statement to be so profound and so trusting in HIM.

Praying for your friend.

Vanessa said...

I REALLY needed to read this post. Especially those last three words. I know the will of God will never take me where the grace of God cannot keep me. But, being human, I have doubt, just as many others often do. And I have to remind myself, or in this case BE reminded that things are out of MY control and are in His. Thanks for this post!
((hugs)) to you as well! Thanks for the comment on my post earlier. I need those virtual hugs!