Saturday, July 26, 2014

When Understanding Comes Later

A personal favorite flower- (or weed)
  Queen Anne's Lace
 They grow carefree and in wild abandon
 in the countryside.
Real life is not so free and easy.

A certain daughter has a birthday today.
Been a year of blessings and gifts.
And a number of "closed doors" 
to opportunities that she thought would be good.

This week she spent wound up tight and 
rolled into a ball of jagged nerves.
And the phone call came- again.
Not this job.

And hope seeps out,
and the sky grays a bit.,
edges weather.

And life seems a bit blurry,
not so crisp and defined.

From my favorite devotion book-
"In this life, we have an incomplete view of God's dealings,
 seeing His plan only half finished and underdeveloped. 
Yet once we stand in the magnificent temple of eternity,
 we will have the proper perspective
 and will see everything fitting gracefully together!"
Streams in the Desert- July 25

If God could just give us a word
 or two in the sky-
 just a clue, 
 we could rest a bit easier.

so in waiting we hope-
"By faith we eagerly await through the Spirit
 the righteousness for which we hope." 
Galatians 5:5

this plan we have not seen fully-

"You do not realize now what I am doing, 
but later you will understand."
John 13:7

Grab His hand, dear one.
Rest assured to Follow.
He leads you well.


  1. I know. It would be so nice if God would just give us hints when we want them. But usually that's the time when He wants us to depend on Him more, and wait for the answers. Blessings to you and Happy Birthday to your daughter. :) Michelle

  2. Lovely pictures... I share your love for the country beauty God makes...and I also question Him while looking at the sky!

    Also Queen Anne's lace- my boys and I call those lovely flowers "frog umbrellas!"

  3. Thank you Mom! What comforting words.


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