Dear One

Posted on: March 13, 2013 Written by
Dear One
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Dear One in the sky and in my heart,

What is Your plan?

I would really like to know.

The thing is, it is hard work trusting You right now.

Why that is, I am not sure.

Probably because I am a tiny speck and I never really understand what is going on.

It is not like You have EVER failed us.

Faith.

It is a funny thing, believing in what you do not see,

And yet seeing it all around AT THE SAME TIME.

You know about our curve ball,

The one that has us LEANING IN for comfort.

It is not a Major-League curve ball, more like Little-League…

But it changes some things.

I hate change and YET

When I look back, my FULLEST moments

Have been TRUSTING YOU

Through CHANGE.

The births of them, the births of dreams…all the births and firsts that come from saying “YES.”

Saying YES.

It is so hard sometimes.

I am going to cry the whole way through this YES, even though it feels so true.

So right.

So YOU.

For the record,

I stand here in AWE of what YOU have done for us.

Tiny people. Blessed people.

When I look back on life,

My only regret so far is not saying YES more OFTEN.

And BTW,

“Thank You” is just not ever going to be enough.

Love,

Me

P.S. Sorry for all the whining I do along the way.

 

© 2013 Thrive.

 

Questions to Consider: How do you lean into Him in the midst of change? What are some practical ways you cling to faith in the midst of “curve balls?”



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“I’m an image maker, a story teller, a wife, a mother, an expat and a dreamer. I aspire to be brave, and usually fail. My son thinks I’m a princess and I want him to go on thinking that way until I’m 85. Authentic connections with people are one of the things I value most in life. I love raising my boys in strange lands and nurturing a spirit of adventure in them. I believe the adventure lies in the journey. So let’s get started!” (from Kristy's blog http://www.longmilescoffeeproject.com).

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  • Beth

    Thank you for your beautiful poem! It really speaks to my heart as I too am struggling with changes in our future…and fears of what is to come….and begging the Lord to strengthen my faith to believe not only in my head but also in my heart that He will carry us through this change and provide for us.
    Thanks!