We have all gone through times in our lives when it seems like we are carrying so many burdens that we can't take one more thing going wrong. What I have learned is that during those most difficult times is when I feel the presence of God in such a real way. It's funny how when things are going well for us, it is so easy to forget how dependent we need to be on Him. I have also learned that no matter how hard life is and no matter how many storms are brewing around me, God is always faithful and merciful to me. And with Him, no matter how hopeless life seems, there is a hope greater that far outweighs the troubles. Eternal hope.
I feel somehow connected
To the changing Autumn leaves
My heart feels like it’s dying
With such weariness it grieves.
Nothing stays the same forever
Soon the trees will all be bare;
My heart just might be frozen
By the bitter winter air.
Where’s the hope, I have to wonder
In the midst of so much death?
Yet unseen changes are occurring
Til spring blows life-giving breath.
From my limited perspective
It’s not possible to see
The work of hidden little miracles
In what appears as a dead tree.
Though it’s difficult to comprehend
True beauty only comes through pain
When one thing dies, God brings new life,
And with it His promise that hope remains.
Kristin Tucker September 28, 2013