Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: Nevertheless

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


This morning ushers in a day I don't think I could dread more. And the things that typically bring so much color to my morning have suddenly take on the hues of gray, and black, and dim whites.

However, a sunrise in black and white is, nevertheless, a sunrise. And with each sunrise, more grace is lavished upon me, in abundant proportions. With each sunrise, I am given another day to see His beauty in the most unlikely places. With each sunrise, He wakes me with a joyful, "Get up, Darling. It's morning! And I've been waiting for you, longing for you to jump into this day, because I've made sure it's full of opportunities."

Today does bring opportunities. It just depends on what opportunities I see.
The opportunity to mope about things that don't go my way? Or the opportunity to be joyful in all circumstances?
The opportunity to groan about having to answer endless questions about meaningless things? Or the opportunity to smile and love the siblings, and happily help them grow?
The opportunity to question God on all His odd ways of teaching me? Or the opportunity to trust Him, His perfect timing, and His beautiful plan?

"Yet this I call to mind
     and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
    for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for Him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him,
    to the one who seeks Him;
it is good to wait quietly..."
-Lamentations 3:21-26

Maybe one day I'll finally get to the point where I can say, "Lord, I trust You." But this morning, all I can say is "Lord, I will trust You. You are good. You are faithful. You are perfect," over and over and over.

A sunrise without color still ushers in a new morning. And this morning, like every morning, brings a wholesome new serving of His compassion. 

I hope your Wednesday is full of the grace you need to embrace the opportunities God has given you, in the way He wants you to.


  1. Darling, have I told you how profoundly full of knowledge you are? You are such an encouraging figure in my life. I am most blessedly happy to know you:))

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