A Soul Friend

So when things just aren’t the way they seem, and when things just don’t go the way you planned, You gotta know it’s all ok anyway right? That medical diagnosis, just wasn’t what you thought it might be! That bank account that wasn’t topped off like you thought, and come right down it, it left high you and dry with huge demands nipping at your heels. That friend, who, well, turns out, wasn’t a friend after all and rather than supporting you ~ betrayed you, and just made for a terrible, miserable, very bad day! Yeah, so when you’re turned over to the wolves, shoved under the bus, or hung out to dry, life can pretty upsetting and it can rankle the spirits a bit, not to mention the hurt and the broken that comes of it. The hurt and the broken that you’re left to deal with and mend, somehow, someway!

Well, friend, there is a Soul Friend when everyone else go out. There is a Care Giver; a Sustainer, and a Provider when the bank account runs low and the cupboards are bare. There is a soul – saver and a mercy – maker when the underside of the bus is rusty and the ravenous wolves torment!

Oh yes, There is a Protector and One who is faithful, even in the hard places. David inspired by the Spirit of God, writes wisdom into Psalm 138 for all of us to read and learn from and in verse 7 he states, “Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out Your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me. Ahh, then comes the thrilling realization for David, when he continues on to say, even in his hardship, “The LORD will work out His plans for my life–for Your faithful love O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.”

Yeah! Our Lord has this too, whatever it is that has you, and when you’re looking at the gruesome underside of the bus, you can know, even there, even though He maybe didn’t cause it, He allowed it for a purpose and uses it for your good and His glory! Phew that’s a perfect thought for us right now!

So hey, beautiful you, right there where you are, you can know He cares and cares deeply! Abandonment isn’t in His vocabulary. He won’t leave you, just because you messed up! He won’t turn on you or reject you. That’s not what He does. Trust Him in your trouble and hide out in His presence. It’s so safe there!
~k
#safeinhardplaces

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God Has This One

Your situation doesn't

Ok, so whatever it is you’re going through, or whatever it is that you’re about to face, or wherever you’ve been or whatever’s goin’ down, you know He’s still faithful! He always is. He’s always giving over the grace and handing out the mercy and yeah, you know God won’t let you down no matter the situation or the circumstance! Oh it might not be easy street and it might not be simple but He’s got it and He’s got you and He’ll see you through it and strengthen you in it. Just realize today, that your situation and circumstance doesn’t have you, but God has ‘it’ and He’s the Master of all creation and the Master of all of our stuff. So ~ beautiful soul, lean in closer when the going gets tough and gather up the grace that He gives and soak in that sweet, incomprehensible and unconditional love that He’s so faithful at lavishing on us. He’s got it for you today and tomorrow and the week ahead. Trust Him! Just trust!

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16: 33

“Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His loving kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;..
Deuteronomy 7:9

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#SoulNotetoself

Those Good Ole’ Days


Some days we just need a gentle reminder, that life has been good and is good.

So look at the time and how quickly it’s gone by! Oh yeah, you remember when the house was full from top to bottom ~ from one bedroom to the other and there wasn’t an empty space to sit for a minute’s quiet anywhere, because it was ‘kid’ full and it rang with laughter and it sang with giggles and lullabies and story times and those were the days weren’t they? Oh yeah, they were full of crying, and diapers, and two-year old busy – ness, and schools days, and tooth fairies and crayons and homework and spelling bees, but they were still fun days with scattered frustrations weren’t they? They were full of pigtails and braides, ponytails, barrettes and bow ties, little boy blues and little tin soldiers, crickets, toads, pollywogs, and turtles on creek banks. They were the days for sure, when the home was filled to overflowing with good times, now reduced only to cherished memories and warm memories and fun memories and “Oh I’d love to go back for just a minute” memories. But the days are gone and the kids are grown and the empty nest might even be more alone than it once was, ‘cuz you’re living it alone for some reason or another. Maybe death has come knocking and taken a loved one or maybe death has come by way of separation or divorce and it’s ravaged your beautiful soul and your once – cherished home and taken its toll on what you once had. Life is funny isn’t it? Sometimes we don’t even realize the good stuff until it’s not there anymore.

Maybe you’re under the weight of depression because it’s all just so hard to cope with. Oh beautiful you, just as you are, alone and longing for the old times or perhaps longing for your heavenly home, you have life still; see it within you! You have breath now, just look at you and all that you’ve accomplished with it. Take a good long at all the work you’ve done, the career you’ve managed, maybe the children you’ve raised, or the home you’ve kept. Just look at the wisdom gained over your years gone by. See how much of it you’ve gathered over the difficult journey that you’ve just traveled. We’ve all traveled them haven’t we? Encountered those difficulties where we wanted to give up and plead sanctuary and those dreadful moments of “Just get me to a safe place.”

Don’t lose heart! ‘nor hope! Your joy resides in your next breath, so enjoy today for the day that it is and take it and know that God gives life to enjoy and even when the hard times come, we know they’ve made us stronger and more resilient to the enemy’s defeat. Our God is greater than all the powerful, evil forces that come against us in our most down and out times. Our awesome God is victorious and He’s got you covered, right down to your deepest heart-break! He’s able to heal all the raw hurt and bitter heart that life, hardship and loneliness has dealt you. Yeah, the good ole’ days were the days of good times but today is just ‘your’ day with God! So beautiful soul, go to Him! Go with Him and find peace in His divine peace and vast immeasurable love in His rich and unconditional love.
~k

“Those who live in the shelter of the most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He alone is my God and I trust in Him…….He will cover you with His feathers….His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
Psalm 91: 1,2, 4

“When they call on me I will answer; I will be with them trouble. I will rescue and hon our them.
Psalm 91: 15
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Light In The Dark

There’s most likely a whole bunch of us that sometimes think no one else has been where we are, and it’s a lonely wilderness wandering where no one really and truly understands if anyone cares at all. Oh but beautiful one, no matter where it is or where you’ve walked, you can know that others have walked it, been there, done that and cut a path very similar to where you find yourself in these hard days but Oh don’t we long for the dawn in the dark? Don’t we wish the night to end to bring closure to the story?

Our psalmist, David, did too, when he found himself in the wilderness of Judah, Psalm 63! Here he reflects on God’s presence even through the night. He finds when light is absent, his God is his Light, illuminating his mind and his thoughts and in the hushed and stilled moments of his night he has time to ponder just how important life is when shared with his LORD. He’s everything He could ever be to David, and so worthy of praise!

So yeah, even David has been there, in the dark, in the night, running, hiding, thirsty for the refreshment of his God in a parched wilderness! It’s there though, where he gazed on God’s power and glory and caught a view of His realness, and we can too, in our dark, because it’s in the dark where He is our Light, our illuminator, giving insight to the blind spots, and wisdom for the next move.

“Oh God, You are my God. I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water…..Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You…You satisfy more than the richest feast. I will praise You with songs of joy.”

Psalm 63: 1, 3, 5

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