I have no idea what I’m going to write about with this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt. Let’s hope something comes to me soon!
But yes, here we are once again… that time of the week many of us gather to let our creativity (or lack of for me tonight) flow through our fingers as we free-write on a one-word prompt. We gather and encourage at Kate Motaung’s place. I invite you to try it on your own, and visit Kate’s to read all the posts!
Here we go…
This week’s word:
haven :: any place of shelter and safety; refuge
I said to my husband on our way home tonight, “There seems to be so much bad stuff going on right now.”
And there is.
A cousin was killed in an accident last week.
A former co-worker died last week.
An acquaintance about my age is in the hospital in a medically-induced coma after experiencing a cardiac arrest days ago. Her kids are my kids’ ages.
Today a couple we know is dealing with the death of their 20-week old unborn child.
Friends of ours are battling all kinds of cancers, diseases, and sicknesses, and one has just months to live.
We all have tough stuff we’re walking through, or helping another through, don’t we?? I know I’m not the only one. (I don’t write these out to gain sympathy. I write them to share that I might understand if you’re experiencing something similar.)
It all has nearly overwhelmed me this week. My stomach gets worked up in knots, and my head and heart pound louder than normal.
And all I can do is pray.
The best thing I can do is pray.
And when I do, I’m reminded Who’s in control. I remember God is faithful. The knots untie, and the pounding stops.
It’s then when become calm. As I hand concerns over to the One Who can handle them, and I lift those I care for to my God.
It’s then when I feel safe once again.
It’s then when trust and faith take over.
It’s then when I return to my haven.
Prayer and reading God’s Word is what keeps me focused on God and the good. I’m praying for you, too, tonight, my friend.
Where is your haven??
Words always don’t come easy, but it’s still okay when they don’t.
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