I have so much to share, and yet, so little time these days! God has been lovingly guiding me and helping me in a very special way the past few weeks. I’ve endured more heartache, but somehow I’m managing things better! In fact, the trial no longer feels like a “valley”. Instead, it feels like I’m out of the valley, climbing up a mountain! Jagged rocks, steep inclines, snakes, bees, dirt falling in my eyes, sweat dripping, striving for each and every motion as I struggle upward the side of a very steep cliff. And, I’m doing it! I’m making it up despite the turmoil, despite the difficulty. The Lord is cheering me on through His word and pointing to the place where I should move next as I go. He says, “Go to this rock here. Now bring your right foot up there, now steady! hold on! Move your other hand to this branch and grab it.” I follow His directions and through Him, I’m making slow, but certain, progress.

Today, I read the book of Ruth. I thoroughly enjoy love stories, especially true to life ones! Ruth is one of the best ones in the Bible. I jotted down several encouraging verses and thoughts. One of the verses was a familiar one and extremely encouraging:

Ruth 2:12
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

I love that! I love thinking about that! I am under God’s wings! He is protecting me! What a comfort that is! I put my thoughts on this verse to a little poem:

Snuggle me, Father, under your wings,
Calm the dull ache in me.
Show me the wonder of commonplace things,
From fear and stress set me free! 

It’s true – I often worry and fret over things. I hate it, and I know it’s wrong, but it’s also become a habit! The Lord has freed me from these emotions lately, though. He is giving me the victory day by day.

I’d love to share some photos and tell you about my very eventful birthday, but it’s time to run along and begin my day. Thank you for reading! I hope to see you soon!


5 thoughts on “Comfort

  1. Laurie says:

    I was thinking about you yesterday wondering if you were doing alright.

    Glad the Lord is our help and strength.

    Prayers friend!

    Happy Birthday!!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Glad to read this post.
    I love you.


  3. Ava Kinsey says:

    Love this post! I love how the poem and the photo go together.

    Can't wait to see your photos!


  4. Anonymous says:

    I would love to hear about your birthday! Maybe the next post, eh? So sorry to hear of more heartache. 😦 God Bless! ~Cassandra


  5. Sonja says:

    I love your poem! Good to see you posting again! Praying for you.


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