Breathe // Five Minute Friday — 28 Comments

  1. As I read your post I was reminded at how often when things get tough I hold things in deeper and tighter. Letting go and just being and breathing is not my second nature. I can relate. God has brought me through so much and so often I stand back amazed at how far I have come, yet there is still so much farther. I am glad He is there to guide us all.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. God is always good. But God is not always easy…it’s important to remember that distinction.

    We are reading a book right now (the lad and I) and God has punished the Israelites for their foul deed of worshipping the golden idol. His action was NOT easy…but it was still good. It was necessary as a cleansing.

    Sometimes we fail to see that.
    BUT keep your faith. He does know what he is doing eh?

    Good post. Real.

  3. Really good thoughts Barbie. I too struggle with fear of losing the good. So much so I often hold onto it too hard and too long. Sometimes letting go ends up being a breath of fresh air.

  4. Oh yes, I have to remind myself to trust and seek the Lord, and put down my concerns in exchange for the cross, daily. Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I’m so glad to have found you today.

  5. Barbie, it can be hard to breathe. The very act of inhaling and exhaling can cause pain. But the beautiful thing is that as we breathe Him in, we find that we exhale all the tension and anxiety to the One who holds us tightly within His grip. Beautiful post!

  6. I’m a worrier too. It is so hard to not worry but you’re right God is with us. God gives us the breathe in our lungs. I’m over in the 6 spot this week.

  7. Oh how I needed this today.

    Breathing easier after reading this post… thank you so much for writing and sharing it.

    May our beautiful Lord bless you for your faithfulness to Him, today and always. 🙂

  8. It’s funny that we need to be reminded to breathe. What do trainers in gym class say? “Keep breathing!” Yoga instructors: “remember your breath!” Lamaze coaches: “Breathe!”

    Of course we are breathing, but it’s so much better when we do more than just maintain a light breath. Breathe!
    Visiting from FMF.

    • I can imagine how you would have those feelings. I ushered my grandmother in her passing. For the most part, it was a beautiful experience, yet there were those very hard moments. Praying for you tonight Andrew!

  9. Peace comes in prayer and fasting for me. It’s hard to find time to do it since I like to fill my free time with stuff. God opened the door and breezed me through to a new lifestyle and a brand new place. It’s changed my perspective on a lot of things. Sometimes we just need to let ourselves be led.

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