Monday, March 22, 2010


I was sitting outside the other day looking up at the trees in my back yard.  They are tall trees, with trunks no wider say 32 inches around (give or take) and they are starting to bud so leaves are on their way.  It was windy and these trees were just a swaying.  Back and forth, back and forth.  I was wondering if they would break under the pressure of the wind.  No doubt that happens sometimes.

They didn't break though.  In fact, they (the trees) looked content to let the breeze rock them to and fro.

It got me thinking about the shear brilliance that it took in making those trees.  Roots so strong, that even the skinniest of trees can withstand some pretty heavy duty winds.  A foundation so secure, that despite their heights, every little creature that calls that tree home, is safe and sound amongst it's branches.

God did that...


that's something.

That same day, I started reading the book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible.  And I was reminded what confidence comes in knowing our God has a purpose for us and that He wants the best for us.  I was reassured that despite the strong winds that will come, the storms even, we may find strength in our Lord as He is our safe haven.  

Sometimes things don't always appear as they should.
To our feeble human eyes.

But Jesus sees something different.

So I encourage you to see things not as you normally would.  Look a little deeper.  And know that it's not what you see that counts, but what God has already written into your days instead.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight.
~Proverbs 3:5-6

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
 Breath in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart,
O Holy Spirit,
that I only love what is holy.

Strengthen me,
O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.

Guard me, then,
O Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

~ Augustine of Hippo


1 comment:

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I love this post! I am at a place in my life where I am waiting for something to happen. I so needed to be reminded to be confident that God has a purpose for me.

Thanks for linking up!