Friday, September 12, 2014

Five-Minute Friday: Ready

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for cool nights and hot drinks; pumpkin pie and warm sweaters!  Summer has been lovely, but I'm ready for the change of seasons and snuggling up, safe and warm. 

And then there's those other changes.  The one's we're not so ready for.

Saying goodbye.
Letting go.
Sending our babies out into the world.
Growing up and aging.

We all face that one thing at some point in our lives.  You know.  The one we dread.  It rudely interrupts our blissful season without so much as asking if we are ready or not.  It just barges in, too soon.  Your one thing is probably different then mine, but we have this in common: a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).   
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. - Isaiah 43:18-19
And there are a hundred more promises.  Verses we know well.  They are for you, you know.  It's so much easier to quote them and believe them for someone else. I'm telling you and I'm telling me - let's believe them for ourselves in the changes we may be facing ahead.  We are never alone and we are always loved.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6

I'm linking up with other lovely ladies over here.


  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I especially liked what you had to say about, "I'm telling you and I'm telling me." Very thought provoking for the reader!

  2. Hello! Popped in from FMF. What a wonderful reminder of God's faithfulness in those not-quite-ready seasons. I'm in one now….my mother is declining rapidly…multi-infarct dementia has taken her from us in just a few months. I wasn't ready for that, but God has been so faithful. Thanks for the reminder. Blessings to you.

  3. Prayers for you and your family, Leah. I'm so grateful for God's faithfulness! Thanks for popping in.


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