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Grounded

Before the foundations of the earth, I knew you…

You are fearfully and wonderfully made…

I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you; to give you a future and a hope…

These are my roots. They anchor me in the muck and mire of this world.

Of this life of striving and growing and storms and rain and sun.

Heaven on earth.

And everything else.

On those days when I don’t understand my place in this world.

When I don’t see You; hear You; feel You.

Those days when all I see is my failures; my filth; my inadequacies.

I come back to those things I know to be True. These indisputable promises from Your mouth to my heart.

Theses Words of Life hold me fast; often times buried far beneath the surface unbeknownst to anyone – even myself at times.

The winds and storms of life blow and buffet. The elements of this world bully and beat and these Roots hold strong. Drawing strength, nutrients, food, water – life – from things seemingly void. I come back to them time and again.

And every now and then they peek out and show themselves to those willing to look and see. And then they know that it is not I, but He who lives in me.

Every week I join up with the crowd with LisaJo Baker for five straight minutes of writing: no editing, no stopping. This week’s prompt is ROOTS.
 

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10 Responses to “Grounded”

  1. Becky Daye says:

    Oh, friend! Beautiful words as always (love being grounded in scripture!) and what a gorgeous picture!!! Much love to you and please keep writing. Your words are so important and valuable- just so you know! 🙂

    • Becky – thank you so much. You are always such great encouragement to me. Your words today mean more than you could know. That pic is in a woods about 20 minutes down the road. 🙂

  2. Barbie says:

    Stopping over from the Five Minute Friday. This was so good for my heart today. Thank you.

  3. Tanya says:

    I loved this. These are the thoughts that have been working their way through my brain today as I startedreading a book to help me get more of a grip on living the life God wants me to live and not trying to do it all and feel like a failure when I can’t. It’s so amazing that I rad it and have been meditating on them and then come here and read it again… Thank you – and it’s so beautifully written. Tx

  4. Fenny says:

    Those two Scripture verses at the start of your post… those are some of my most favorite ones!!! You have a lovely way of playing with words – like a poet. Beautiful expressions. Roots – usually not so visible, but indeed peeking through as the rest of us is build on it. Enjoyed reading your thoughts!

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