Feb 12, 2014

Bending Not Breaking

Many times in life we all have chosen  to "bend" at one time or another.
Make exceptions.....
Extend grace......
Show mercy.......
Love through gritted teeth.....
Keep the peace.
There are times when our bending seems we are on the verge of breaking.
That we have nothing left to give......
We are scrapping the bottom of our "grace" jar.
Mercy has fled.....
Peace has dried up. 
We are pulled and tugged in many directions.....
Ready to run screaming....ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

This is how my week has been thus far.
From one extreme to another.....
As I start to throw my hands up in complete exasperation.....
Ready to throw in the towel.....
 HE shows up in all his glory reminding me of who I am !!
His child, His daughter.......
A child of the Most High God.

I am  blessed beyond measure to have so many who remind me daily through all my bending I will not break!!
My jar of grace is refilled......
Mercy surrounds me....
Peace covers me like a cloak of honey.....
Love in abundance......
 I see I am stronger for it.
Thank you Jesus!!

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

If you find yourself bending, it's OK.....
You will not break......
If you are ready to run screaming.....
Stop and listen for His voice......
The voice of your daddy God.

You will only grow stronger.

John 15:5
I am the vine;you are the branches. if you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;apart from me you can do nothing.

Bending Not Breaking


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  1. I love your visual on this Stacey! I picture myself as a tree branch bending, bending, bending! Our past week has felt like yours! If we did not listen to our father our future would be in our own hands instead of his! Loved this message! You are stronger than anything that comes your way <3

  2. Thank you Veronica. I appreciate your sweet words and so glad this ministered to you as well. We may bend but we will not break :)
    Prayers for you and many blessings!!

  3. Fabulous post and a magnificient photo to go along with it! I love the list of examples of bending in our daily lives!

    1. Thank you Lisa! I absolutley love how He speaks to me in the midst of my circumstances and puts his words to my emotions :)
      Blessings to you, so glad you stopped in :)

  4. I love the image of the trees bending but not breaking...just like us! Thank you for this reminder!

  5. Your writing goes straight to my heart. Love coming here!

  6. Stacey, thank you for how you always encourage. Another wonderful message. Always blessed by coming here. Thank you for being a part of Three Word Wednesday. {Hugs}


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