trust. {five minute friday}

saying goodbye is hard.  saying “hello” can seem more so.  walking into a room of new people, with stories i don’t know and opinions i’m not privy to, can seem like the most daunting task i’ve known.


the thing is, each new person, each new relationship brings its own new story.  there’s no guarantee every part of the story will be pretty, and that’s scary.  it’s more scary when things don’t go exactly as we hope, and we wonder why hurt, or difference, or struggle, was allowed.


i’m learning anew that my Papa, in His grace, allows the “hard,” because there is business with me He wants to take care of.  as my “friend” beth moore said (loosely quoted), “sometimes there are things in us God knows can only be removed by a face-to-face battle with the enemy.”  i am learning again (as if for the first time, in some ways), that if it’s been allowed, it’s for Love, and it’s for my good.  i’m learning again, in a new season, to trust the One who made me, and who promises, it is so.




is there something you’re walking through that hurts?  that reveals ugly?  i’m standing beside you, friend, and i’m daring you to dive in to the story fully – your story – of redemption.  look hard and dare to see what there is in you that needs digging out, peeling away, burning off.  i promise – it will be worth it.


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    October 10, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Oh yeah. Today’s post dared me! It took me all day to write and I slid into the FMF just after you. Your self-description at the beginning reminds me of me. It’s hard to be the newbie! Sometimes we’re so hard on ourselves and when we examine ourselves, like you’re daring us to do, we need to examine ourselves with the eyes of God, not our own! 🙂
    Your FMF neighbor.

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      October 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      YES, Carol!!! Agree!!! 🙂

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    October 10, 2015 at 5:24 am

    It’s hard to know that God sometimes allows things into our lives specifically to challenge and change us. I’m thankful that these seasons for me are always tempered by a special outpouring of His love. This reminds me that, despite the difficult climb up the mountain, I can trust Him because I’m never alone!
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      October 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Marie… so true… it seems an extra blessing when He spoils us with the opportunity to see the big picture, right?

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