Feb 26, 2015

This Old Brush

This is the brush my grandmother would use to brush my daughters hair over 20 years ago.
Spending time with her great grandmother she loved, having her hair brushed she did not.
My grandmother would tell her "We need to get your hair out of your face."
Brushing her hair wasn't pleasant for her. The knots and tangles in her long hair were not easily removed. It took time and sitting still, which for a three year old was a task in its self.

However after it was all said and done, hair all smooth and shiny, within minutes her hair would be back in her face blowing wildly, tangled and messy.
She was happy.....
My grandmother was not.

How many times in life has our daddy God instructed us to be still while he "brushed" the hair out of our faces?
To be patient as he removed the knots and tangles only for us to murmur and complain about the process......
And once it is all shiny and smooth, we return to the wild, tangled, knotted mess from before?
What my daughter failed to realize at her young tender age, had she kept the pony tail holder in, the hair clips and bows, there would have not been a need to brush out a tangled mess. She would not have had so many knots to painful comb through.

 As adults we too need to realize when our daddy God brushes the hair from our eyes, he is making way for our eyes to be focused on him and not the circumstances of life. 
He is giving us a visual path to see the steps we are to take.
It is when we allow the knots of life to take hold of us, and the tangled mess to blind us we miss the beauty of our daddy Gods work in our lives. 
We lose our peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding.

I have had my share of tangled, knotted messes in my life. 
In the past I ran from my daddy God and his brush.
I did not want the pain and discomfort of having  them brushed out.
However I have learned to have peace, His peace, I must sit and be still as he removes each tangle and knot.
With every stroke of my daddy Gods brush, I feel his love....
I feel his peace.
A peace that surpasses all understanding. 
The last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle for me. 
But through the tangles and knotted mess He reminds me as he brushes my hair from my eyes....
"Look to me , set your eyes upon me and not the circumstances." 
His word tells me ( and you)

1 John 4:4
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 

Such great encouragement knowing that He, my daddy God, is bigger, greater,  and stronger than than anything that is of this world!!!
 I want to encourage you, no matter how tangled, knotted or messy your situation may be, allow Him to brush the hair from your eyes. 
Set your eyes upon Jesus and receive His peace. 
Receive His grace
 And His love.
Just as my grandmother wanted  my daughter to be able to see and not stumble in her play time, our daddy God does not want us, his children, to become blinded by life's tangled mess.

This Old Brush........



John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 

1 comment:

  1. So many times if I would've been still and let the process of untangling the knots happen I would have saved myself so much pain. It's so easy to get caught up in the cycle isn't it? Thank you for the encouragement!!


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