On Fridays, I join The Gypsy Mama for 5 minute Friday.  

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

This week’s word is ACHE…not sure I want to participate.


It comes in different ways.  Ways that at times seem so foreign.  My heart aches as I watch my son navigate his way through life. 

As I watch my parents age.

As I watch my family suffer death and loss.  And cancer.  And drugs.  And ugliness.

And He is faithful.  Faithful to pull us/me out of the agony and the ache and the pain.

To put our feet on solid ground.  To say “I am in control, child.  Please let it go.  Give it to me to carry.  You see, my heart and my hands are big enough to handle the weight of it all.  You will buckle.  I will stand firm.  So, please child…hand it over.  Release it.  Let it go.  Abide in me.  Rest in me.”

And I do.

And He does.

And I am amazed…at the wonders of it all.  How He can take ugliness and ache and make it something beautiful.

The ache disappears and the peace that comes is so…lovely.

Thank you, Lord.  What an amazing gift you have given me.


picture & links added after the 5 minutes

And you?  How has he eased your ache?


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