Monday, November 21, 2011

Finding Peace in the Middle

I had two days off from subbing last week. On Tuesday, I found myself grateful for the break. I met up with a friend at Atlanta Bread Company and enjoyed fellowship with a fellow writer. I finished the bracelet I'd been working on the night before, relishing the opportunity to create something beautiful. I cleaned the bathrooms, inhaling the scent of Lysol as it replaced the stench three boys leave behind. And as I did several other things, I listened to our local Christian radio station. A few songs in, I realized that in the stillness of my home, God was ministering to my heart through songs of praise.

Everything may not be perfect right now, but there is a perfect peace that comes from knowing God is on my side. He has my back. And my front.  

And even if I don't know where I'm going next, He does. And it's the perfect plan, because it's His.

Then, I received Mary DeMuth's newsletter. I had to scroll to the bottom of the page to find it, but she posted an amazing scripture. Every once in awhile one will jump off the page at me and find it's way deep into my spirit, lifting me up when I'm feeling down. As I read this one, it reminded me that despite my current circumstances, my heart will still praise the Lord, because I am grateful for all He is to me and all He has done in my life - regardless of whether or not the sun shines tomorrow...

Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls -
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer's feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
~ Habakkuk 3:17-19


  1. Oh, girl, you're speaking my language today! We've been in a "fig tree may not blossom" season for years with my 8 year old and her mood disorder. It's been so long in the middle... and He really has continued to be my strength, His joy is truly my help (salvation) every day. Thanks for posting this!

  2. What a beautiful post. It is always such a comfort for God to remind us that He is there and always will be even if He needs to carry us at times. God is so good. Thank you for sharing and I love the picture.

    Glenda Parker


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