Lifelines in the Storm

It’s Friday and time for another link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday.  Friday is supposed to be a time when “we write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.”  This week’s post kind of took on a life of its own and I broke the rules. You can join in the fun HERE.

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Prompt: View

I wonder how much we’ve gotten wrong.  When our faith becomes sight, I wonder how our view will change. When all the why questions are erased and we understand fully the purpose behind the pain in this world, I wonder what our eyes will see.

I cling to that, you know. I cling to the fact that one day I will stand next to Him and view the life I’ve lived with eyes and heart wide open. It will all make sense. I wont shake my fist full of whys…but rather bow down low on knees of gratitude.

I will understand why my mom got cancer and left this earth so early. I will understand why I had a miscarriage and wasn’t able to have more than one child. I will understand why my dad can’t walk. I will understand the seemingly senseless pain and devastation that touches our lives, our loved ones, and our world.

The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I appreciate catching rays of God’s beauty in the midst of pain and unanswered questions. When clouds get dark, when the waves get rough, and when the winds begin to blow uncontrollably, I look for that beauty.  It’s a lifeline God seems to throw out to me in the middle of the storm. I’ve learned to hold on tightly.

The other day on Facebook I made this statement after reading about the devastation and pain the tornado in Oklahoma had caused:

“Read about daycare saving 15 sweet kids by hunkering down in bathroom & singing You Are My Sunshine through storm… Beauty amidst tragedy.”

There it is, Lord, a lifeline in the storm.

15 thoughts on “Lifelines in the Storm

  1. Cheri

    “The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I appreciate catching rays of God’s beauty in the midst of pain and unanswered questions.” Beautiful words and very well put. I feel like my senses definitely are heightened when I’m journeying through pain. Thanks for the reminder to see the beauty that is there.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks, Cheri. I attempted to leave a comment on your post. I loved it. And yes…it certainly is an adventure!!

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  2. Linda Stoll

    ah yes, someday … to be in His presence, so overwhelmed and awed and struck by the magnificent glory of who He truly is. all else fades to memory …

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  3. Amy P Boyd

    Oh to be blessed to see the beauty in the midst of the tragedy. He has taught me to always be looking for that small glimmer in the darkness. Thank you for being today’s glimmer.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      It is is a blessing when we see beyond the pain of circumstance…when He gives us a glimpse of something better.

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  4. Laura Robb

    “The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I appreciate catching rays of God’s beauty in the midst of pain and unanswered questions.”

    Love this line! A beautiful post and reminder to look for His beauty when we are surrounded by the unknown.

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