up ahead..just around the bend..freedom awaits

Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, or powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.

— Crazy Love by Francis Chan

I am re-posting a post today.  We are busy installing a pool in the 100 degree heat.  I will catch you up very soon:)  Until then....

Five days wandering down an old dirt road...sweat beads...my shirt is full soaked....words have tumbled round inside but they can't seem to find a way out....as I walk...

the human spirit can withstand more than it ever thinks it could.  One more day.  One more step brings me closer.  I'm afraid to even lift my eyes .. that they won't see anything ahead but heat that takes the breath away while wind keeps my hair over my eyes .. obscuring the view.  I sigh heavy..the deep kind..where I end and He begins and I travel back in memories as the faint sound of a bee lulls me there...

this boy..my first grandchild.  I will never forget looking into his eyes for the first time and seeing him way deep.  He is sensitive and sweet.  Last night he said, " grandma, look at the stars!"  My grandson is becoming quite the beauty hunter.  I said, "yes Reed, they are beautiful - Who made those stars?"  he said Jesus - He made them green! I smiled and said yes He sure did! we smiled... looking into each others eyes.   And

I absentmindly swat at the sound that is that is imposing into my "place" beckoning me to pay attention to where I'm going.   Songs stir my memory reminding me.   Up ahead ... just around the bend...even though I can't see it or feel it...freedom awaits.  created just for us. I will wait.  Today I can wait and trust.

and I go on to the next thing.  He is big enough.  I look up and see the stars as night covers me like a blanket that seems to cocoon me on my journey.  With night comes coolness.  the closing of the eyes.  sinking down deep into His will and His words send me off to sleep...my eyes look to the hills..where does my help come from?...I'll let you finish the rest

**this is July 18, 2011 post.  I was re reading it and it encouraged me in that I can see that I really have moved forward in

so many ways.  If YOU are having trouble seeing up ahead just stop and look to the hills today...He is where our real help comes from.

HE knows your heart and your pain..because up ahead..and around the bend..there really is freedom.  KEEP GOING..

never NEVER never give up.....NEVER....xoxo