It’s Five Minute Friday!

When many of us write freely for five minutes on the same one-word prompt. We gather to share and encourage at Kate’s place, and it’s fun to see what these amazing people have written in five minutes! I invite you to join us… either in the comments below, on your own blog, or on a piece of paper at work or home.


This week’s word:




Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. –Robert H. Schuller

Some of us know what it’s like to wait and be patient for the storm to pass. Quite possibly, you’re in the midst of a storm, and your waiting for the day it passes.

Storms of sickness, depression, discouragement.

Storms in relationships, jobs, in our country.

Storms which have caused devastation, weariness, loneliness.

Storms of death, divorce, division.

Friend, if I may encourage you, hang in there.

The storm will pass.

The storm will pass.

Don’t give up hope. In the meantime, take these words of truth to heart:

When his people pray for help, he listens and rescues them from their troubles.
The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope. Psalm 34:17-18

Our Lord will come to the rescue.

The hope continues in verse 19:

The Lord’s people may suffer a lot, but he will always bring them safely through.

He’s with you, and He’s not going to leave you.

Sometimes I just need a reminder. Maybe you do too.



I’m praying for you today, and asking God to strengthen you and encourage your heart until the storm passes.



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