We have all had our ups and downs in life. We have all had plans and hopes and dreams that didn’t quite turn out the way that we wanted them to. We have all had moments when something or someone hurt us so deeply that we didn’t think that we were going to be able to breathe anymore. From my experience, there are three main ways that we can deal with the hurt and the disappointments. 1. We can wallow in the pain and suffering; 2. We can run from and try (notice I said try) to ignore them…. Let me pause for just a moment and say that I have done both, and both are destructive, each in their own way…. or 3. We can realize that there is a greater purpose for everything that we go through and that there is Someone who not only wants to heal the brokenness and the pain, but who sees how every little broken piece will fit into the big puzzle that makes up the whole of our lives.
BY A THREAD
As a young girl I knew so little
Living each moment without a care
I so easily took for granted
That my loved ones would always be there.
I built up in my heart and mind
Such a list of cherished dreams
But life is such a fickle beastAnd had other plans, so it seems.
The crushing blows so swiftly came
Til my poor heart was laid bare
I was certain with all my being
That I was broken beyond repair.
So many days were filled with bitter tears
My sleepless nights I spent in dread
Afraid of what was soon to come
And my faith was hanging by a thread.
Then like a lifting fog, my vision cleared,
So that I could somehow understand
That the broken weave of my tapestry
Is exactly what You had planned.
Were it not for the trials I’ve been through
If only sunshine shone bright on my face,
I would not have learned to cling tightly to You
That life is empty without Your grace.
Through the good, the bad, and the darkest days
Though I can’t see what the future will hold,
I’ll surrender my hopes; entrust them to You
Watching as Your grand design unfolds. Kristin Tucker August 7, 2015