Friday, August 8, 2014

In Need of Fill

This life
for me
for my sweet hubby 
for our entire family
has had it's curves
it's sharp corners
it's steep precipices
it's detours

Yes, the storms have come
there has been leukemia
broken relationships
a devastating accident

Even now
the winds are picking up 
blowing in a rare kidney disease
for a sweet granddaughter
and kidney cancer
for both of her parents
one, our precious daughter
still recovering from surgery

And the storms and the detours
are found all around the world
plastered all over the news
and even in our neighborhoods
with those we love
many more devastating than ours

And we wonder
how this can be

But could it be
that without the precipices
there would be no rescues

Without the storms
we would not look up to the Son

Without being lost
we would have no need of a Shepherd

Without being in need
we would not look to Him

Without being emptied
we would not be filled

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The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is His faithfulness;
His mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:22-23

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Linking up with:

Linking with other bloggers writing on the word "fill" - for a weekly challenge "Five Minute Friday".  This is my first time to take the challenge.  Five minutes is such a short time to put thoughts into words ... and I confess, my stopwatch showed 9 minutes when I completed the writing.  Maybe I'll be able to speed it up the next time ... maybe.

Click the link below for more posts on this topic:
HELD SECURE: His Love in Times of Trial


  1. "Without being emptied, we would not be filled"
    So beautiful!

    1. Thanks for your visit, Cherise - and so thankful for His love that fills us when we are empty ... every day, and especially in times of difficulty.

  2. "without being in need, we would not look to Him"

    well said. prayers for you and yours during much grief.

    1. So fun to "meet" you here online, Martha ... another blogger in their 60's!

  3. Wow, so lovely. I love the images and the opposites you used in your language:
    But could it be
    that without the precipices
    there would be no rescues

    Thank you for your lovely poetry on FMF!

    1. Thanks for your visit and your comment, Sara - I so enjoyed reading your post on "fill", as well.

  4. Sorry, just realized on last comment that it did not link to my current blog. This is Sara at Poets and Saints

  5. "Without the storms we would not look up to the Son." Beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Barbie - it is true, isn't it? In the storms, we are so desperately in need of the Son.