Friday, May 31, 2013

What's Behind the Colorful Fabric

I have had some very specific requests lately and they are obviously not "according to His will" because nothing is happening.  Sometimes I just get so stinkin' weary with this here thing called life.

I can totally relate to the Psalmist who says, " soul has had enough."  (Psalm 88:3)

Why can't everything just "work out".  I would like to order the comfortable life, please.  

I suspect the comfortable life has no need for God.  I feel sure I wouldn't run to Him if everything was all "peachy king".

I have had conversations with my girls this week that I wouldn't trade for the world...or even for the comfortable life.  

I have felt the sweetness of communion with Him.

Though my troubles feel BIG and my "soul has had enough"...

I have not suffered to the point of shedding blood.  

These trials are producing in me a steadfastness that only He can bring.

And so I will take this here life...

however He sends it.  

So thankful to truly know the hope, and faith, and rest, and trust that comes with a life lived in Him.  I don't really want to do life any other way.

The River's gonna Keep on Rollin'  (A. Grant)


  1. I was ready to see the finished project;-) I was so happy to see you today, if only for few minutes. Thankful for your sweet words today, to remind me to rest in Him through this hard life.

    1. Thank you friend. You teach me so much about steadfastness. I am so grateful for the gift of you.