Like an animal trapped, I don’t know where to go. My nerves are raw, and I am  desperately looking for an escape. But I see none. And my heart, it feels tight inside my chest. Taking a deep breath is getting tough.

layersOver the last few months, He stripped me of my layers, one by one, so very slowly. And then, when I thought all was gone, He took away my coping mechanisms, one by one, so very slowly. And then I was all empty. Naked. Without resources. No feelings. No hidden stash of nothing.

And all I can hang on to is the Light of His Word.

And as the hours stretch into days of Surrender, He takes me by the hand and shows me that He is enough. That His Word is enough. That His light is all I need.

And as the hours stretch into days of  Surrender, He takes me by the hand and teaches me His voice. And it becomes like honey to my soul. And it is all I need.


And as the hours stretch into days of Surrender, He takes me by the hand and leads me into understanding Him more. He is like water for my thirsty being. And He is all I need.

And I stop running, and I stop looking for more of what might satisfy my senses. For all that’s left is Him. And He is all I need. 

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#994 Knowing that my kids are doing well

#995 The warmth of the fall sun on my sweater

#996 Time to wash my windows!

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