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Five Minute Friday: Again

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Again

Some days I feel as if I am falling, losing my grip, losing sight of the bigger picture.
I get tired, my vision blurred, and I cannot see beyond that which is right in front of me.

I keep searching, reaching, holding on.
Just when I think I will fall, endlessly through time and space, He is there,
reassuring me once again that He will do what He said He would do.

This God, who spoke the world into existence,
He is able to speak words of truth and peace to my heart.

This God, who takes care of the birds in the air,
He is able to provide all that I need. 

This God, who parted the Red Sea,
He is faithful to keep me from harm.

This God, who left the One to find the Ninety-Nine,
He will never leave me nor forsake me.

This God, who raised Jesus from the Dead,
He is capable of taking that which is dead in me and making me alive again.

I’ve seen His hand before.  I know He is for me.  I trust His promises.

This same God who brought me through before, will do it again.

 

Five Minute Friday

66 Comments

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    Debi @ FunkiPlanet.com
    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I love this. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing such wonderful and comforting words.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you for stopping by today Debi! I really appreciate it!

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    Alia Joy
    January 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I feel like each blog I visit tonight has words just for me. Thank you friend.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Me too! Thank you friend! I value your friendship!

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    Wendy
    January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    YES! YES! YES! He is such a faithful God. Faithful in all things. So love your words shared friend. Love & hugs!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      His Name is Faithful. He is always faithful! Thank you my friend.

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    Loni
    January 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful truth! How how He loves us!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Oh where would I be without His love!

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    Brenda
    January 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    All I can think to respond with is AMEN!!!

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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Yes my friend! He is faithful. I left a note over on your blog!

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    Mia
    January 25, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Hi Barbie
    It makes one feel special to know that you are to Him so important that He would leave all the others behind to come and rescue you when you are crying and so frightened!
    Much love XX
    Mia
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      I am learning to believe that if I were the only person on earth, He would have come just for me!

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    Jedidja
    January 25, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Good morning! This is beautiful news … thank you 🙂 He will never leave you and me, nor forsake us.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Amen my friend!

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    denise
    January 25, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Such truth and wisdom here.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you Denise!

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    Laura @ Pruning Princesses
    January 25, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I like the parallelism here. If God did this, then He can do this. You should make this into a pretty printable to be hung up. Because when we need the reminders, we might forget where we saw it.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      I’ve had a few people ask me to make this into a printable! I am going to work on that. He is always proving His love for me, again and again!

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    Shawna Ervin
    January 25, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Thank you for this. It’s beautiful. I needed to hear this.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      You’re welcome Shawna. Praying you have a beautiful weekend!

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    Jamie
    January 25, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Oh, but this is so easy for we feeble, sinful humans to forget, isn’t it? Yes, He can and will do this… again.

    Thank you for sharing, Barbie! This is so encouraging.

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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      I do forget, too often. I long for the day when this realization will stay with me!

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    Missy
    January 25, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Your closing thought, it is mine so often. And I am so grateful. I was encouraged to remember “all that He has done for me” again, this morning. Thank you!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Blessings to you my friend!

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    January 25, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Amen.
    Thank you for your words that encouraged my heart this morning.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      You’re welcome Diana! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    Jennifer peterson
    January 25, 2013 at 6:44 am

    The words I needed to hear…. thank you for sharing and for your friendship!!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Have a lovely weekend Jennifer!

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    Jacquie
    January 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Yup – we so need to remind ourselves of His faithfulness to us in the past and look again at our history with Him to keep us steadfast in the now!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      You are so right. We have a rich history in God and it’s there to remind us of what He’s already done! Have a blessed weekend.

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    Laura Rath
    January 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Barbie, this is so beautiful! As I read it, it feels like you wrote it for me. It perfectly describes the month I’ve been having and the way our faithful and loving God has picked me up, sheltered me, loved on me, and given me time to rest, all while opening new doors in ministry for me. I’m going to print this out and keep it so I can read it again and again.
    Thank you for encouraging me friend!
    In Christ,
    Laura
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      So thankful God spoke to you through the post. I think I am going to make a printable of the part I quoted. I will let you know!

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    Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings
    January 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Great reminders today, Barbie!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Nancy!

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    Jen
    January 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Your writing reminds me so much of King David! Sharing the reality of life, the hardships of circumstances…but then twisting it all to point to the greatness of our God & King & how to live and who we are through Him! Never come away disappointed when I stop by to read! Words of courageousness lifting all of our weary souls! Thank you! And Bless you, my friend!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      I am humbled by your comment. It’s hard to share the realities of my life at times, yet I know that it encourages others and I pray it brings Him glory! Thank you for your kind words. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    Amy Tilson
    January 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Love the reassurance in all these phrases. Need to be reminded of all the available blessings!

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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Amy!

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    Traci Michele
    January 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    amen friend! So good!

    Visiting from FMF!
    Love, Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks for visiting Traci!

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    Shanae Branham
    January 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    God bless you for your testimony of His love! Amen! He will do it again! Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Shanae!

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    Jennifer Dawn McLucas
    January 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I actually read this first last night. Your thoughts are exactly what I needed to hear, so I’ve read it again, twice, today already. Thanks so much for your encouraging perspective.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      I think I am going to make a printable of the parts I quoted. I need the reminder too!

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    ~Karrilee~
    January 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Amen, sweet Barbie! He is able and willing!
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you Karrilee!

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    Dolly@Soulstops
    January 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    What an awesome five minutes, Barbie…so much truth and your trust…stunning, my friend 🙂 Praying He continues to encourage you 🙂
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you my friend!

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    Tereasa
    January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Oh Barbie, this is so beautiful! I just might print it off and post it on my fridge! (Too bad my printer’s not working.) Hmm… some pretty paper and handwriting, perhaps! 🙂
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      I am seriously thinking of making a printable out of it. A few people have asked about it! I will let you know!

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    Mel
    January 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I love these reminders…definitely what I needed today! Beautiful words…thank you for sharing your heart! Blessings on your weekend. 🙂
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Mel!

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    Andrea from Raising Peanut
    January 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Barbie,

    I “met” you on Edie’s blog about a year (ok two?) ago, and followed you here today. I think God has a peculiar way of working with us. I love your post today… and I can tell you that everything you wrote is so very true. I am the living example of that which He restores. I will have to read your blog to catch up on your life. When we “spoke” last on Edie’s blog, I mentioned that my home was going to be lost in our bankruptcy. Just recently I was able to save it. I know you lost yours… I’ll read your blog to see how you are doing a year (or two) later.

    x o x o
    andrea
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Hi Andrea! I do remember. I am so happy to hear you were able to save your home. I am praying you are feeling better. I left a note for you on your blog!

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    Fiona
    January 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    There are good words, and lovely words and inspiring words…..and then there is TRUTH. And there’s no denying you write words of truth. Thank you so much for the gift of truth, that can only come from relationship with Him.
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Fiona! Have a lovely weekend.

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    Jacqui
    January 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Yes, He will! Blessings, dear friend. So glad we have a great and awesome God who so cares for us! <3
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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      I am always amazed by Him! Have a lovely weekend!

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    Michele-Lyn
    January 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    This is beautiful… and I found myself saying, Yes and Amen! His love is amazing. Your faith through this trying time is evidence of your heart being wholly His. Love you, friend.

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      Barbie
      January 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you my friend! I appreciate you!

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    Beth @ My Destiny
    January 26, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Amen Barbie! He is faithful to do it again and again.

    Bless you!
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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      So thankful for HIs faithfulness!

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    Dawn St Amand Paoletta
    January 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Wow, this feels exciting…like His very heart beat! AGain! Again!
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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      AMEN!

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    afridaysgirl
    January 28, 2013 at 5:32 am

    This post has once again reminded me that HE never gives up. Thank you. Rosanne
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      Barbie
      January 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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