Hey, dear friends! Last night was another Wednesday, another gathering with our youth.
We managed a little pizza making, a bit of fun, a precious piece of worship, and a life-giving morsel of challenge to persevere in walking upright and in gratitude with the Lord.
And, for myself, I even experienced a slight expansion of tolerance for some of the situations weighing so heavily on me.
It’s not major shifts in my world or circumstances, but, rather, a step by step sort of journey, as I highly suspected it would be. In other words, God is beginning to move as I begin to allow His hand on me in this season of rebirth. A few words of pondering on the process…
The Better Ground
It’s a tough and a tender surrender,
A slow ache in the soul
Of the careful pretender.
Yet, there is a deeper goodness to be
As I learn my Keeper always guides to
The better ground.
Not to say there is a sudden absence
Of pain in the climb
Nor that I don’t weary of
Drumming rain and the dull drag of
But, as He ministers lifebread along
Calling out both rest’s sweet
And the urge to seek the crest
With feet of forebearance,
I am gratefully discovering
I am sustained yet another day….
May we each allow the Lord to keep us and guide us in the climb. And may we seek both the perseverance and the gratitude needed. Blessings and prayers, dear friends! Thanks for reading! ❤