Beauty In The Pain

Walking past the blossoming flowers, the scent of lavender fills my nose. A beautiful aroma, cascading my senses and reminding me of Your Grace.

I need this reminder.


Because some days are just plain rough.

You hear some bad news, and instantly you feel a gut-punch to your stomach – and a hay-maker to your mind.

Someone you care about gets a bad report. “How is that fair, God?” I ask.

It’s okay to be real. My God doesn’t fear hard questions…


I answer the phone, and the things I hear on the other end play on my mind. A voice, small but brave, searching for love. Searching for safety. Searching for truth.

My mind is flooded with thoughts…but I am unable to intervene.

I feel…


Question: Why do I even think about it?

No matter how many walls I put up, I can’t keep everything out.

I am not hollow.

I have feelings.


These flowers are beautiful. How old is this tree? The branches reach high above my head, covered in pink flowers.

How beautiful is Your creation.

But then I remember Your Word.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Deut 31:8

I am not alone.

I AM, not alone.

I am not alone.

So instead of letting the problems dwell on my mind, I am going to give it to you Lord, and let You bear my burdens.

I remember when you said: “I am your Healer, your Provider and your Lawyer.”

These flowers are beautiful.


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