Frayed Edges

The LORD will accomplish that which concerns you.
Psalm 138:8a

Like the frayed edges of a flower after a storm, I stood helplessly staring out the window.  Life was uncertain, confusing and empty. Where was God in all of this?  What was his plan? How could He make sense of this?

We all have experienced these feelings at some point in our life, and we have experienced it for different reasons.  We  want to know – what’s going to happen, how it’s going to happen, and when it’s going to happen!  I would love to say  that if you just have enough faith, or if you just walk closely with God, or if you just pray hard enough …. You will know.  The truth is that sometimes, God is just silent – silent in how He’s answers us, but not silent in how He comforts us.  As we wait, He has given us “great and precious promises” to cling to. The question becomes whether or not we are clinging to them.

As the rain storm stops, the frayed edges of the flower are left with many droplets of water to nourish and feed the flower. The droplets of truth and comfort from God’s Word are the truths we need to cling to in order to nourish  our weary souls.  God is still there, working in your life; although, He may not have answered yet.  Go and find the comfort in His Word that He has for you today!



  1. Linda said,

    May 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I think “wait” is the hardest answer to accept.

  2. Alida said,

    May 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Love this! The rose is so beautiful and I love the verse you chose.

  3. Betty Jo Pollock said,

    May 26, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Your description of some of life’s experiences are well written.
    You are so right – comfort from the Lord is the refreshment needed to make it through our testings.


  4. May 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    What a fantastic word picture. He is truly amazing!
    Thank you so much!

  5. Marlena said,

    May 28, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Really appreciate the encouragement from this devotional.

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