Turn {Five Minute Friday}

Finding words this week has been more like an archeological dig, tedious and laborious (I’ve started this 5 minute post over 5 different times). But that is ok. We serve an infinitely good God who leaves no broken part left undone.

I walked away from the table and meandered home. Shortly after snapping at my children and dreading dinner preparations I realized that a wound from so, so, so many moons ago had surfaced. I felt exposed and I ached. Oh how I ached.

But I couldn’t express it. I had no words to define it (and still don’t). I only have the messiness of a vulnerable heart.

Perhaps you’ve had those moments too, the ones you simply can’t explain. Hurts that just can’t be put between punctuation and grammar. Or maybe it’s a new challenge – something unexpected that doesn’t line up with what you thought should be happening. New or Re-surfaced, disappointment or devastation, they are all accompanied by vulnerability. Disorienting, unnerving, unexplained vulnerability.

Stop striving. It’s like kicking and squirming in quick-sand. (I am taking my own advice tonight). Instead, just turn.

Lord, I turn to You.

My God, I trust in You.

Do not let me be disgraced;

do not let my enemies gloat over me.

No one who waits for You

will be disgraced;

those who act treacherously without cause

will be disgraced.

Make Your ways known to me, Lord;

teach me Your paths.

Guide me in Your truth and teach me,

for You are the God of my salvation;

I wait for You all day long.

~Psalm 25:1-5 HCSB

Love is as old as the Mountains by LK

We are gathering again with a beautifully brave group of writers over at Kate Motaung’s table. One word, Five Minutes (ish) and an outpouring of creativity, love, and grace. I have grown to love Fridays for this reason right here. No matter the word, it always seems to be the perfect punctuation for the week. Come join us, won’t you?!

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4 Comments on “Turn {Five Minute Friday}

  1. Great encouragement. I’ve experienced those sudden surfacing wounds too-the ones you thought you packed away, but that pop up and bring pain fresh as the day they first happened. You are so right…He binds those wounds when we turn to Him. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Oh how I love your post. Wow! There are some things right now that are holding me back from all that God created me to be. Yes it is time to turn. It’s time for me to put my messy mess down and turn to God. When I turn to God, He always returns Himself to me. When I turn to Him, He returns healing and deliverance. Thanks for writing for God and posting.

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