A friend of mine is battling today.  She’s abiding in 13-hour shifts caring for her mother who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Her tears flow.  And through them she continues to offer words of life to others who are dealing with their own type of distress.  A gentleman who attends our weekly prayer meeting is dealing with rejection.  Countless of interviews, but no solid offers. That hurts.  We all simply want to belong.  Whether if it’s to a social circle, the workplace, or even the simple act of breaking bread with our families.

We are abiding in the unpleasant moments of:

Thank you, but your skills don’t meet our needs at this time…

She’s going to need another round of chemo…

 There seasons of worry and fretting are close to chaotic. I’m told to stand in those moments?

[bctt tweet=”Chaos is a catalyst for change; will you stay the course?”]

And in the busyness of life:  the schlepping, the caring for, the cooking, the creating, the cleaning, the hosting, abiding becomes difficult.

  •  Sometimes I feel as if I’m sinking instead of abiding.
  • Sometimes just to remain is a burden.


Yet rest in these eternal words:

John 15: 4 states, “Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”

Today, will you abide in this difficult season with me? Knowing that it is only temporary.

 Realizing that the Lord will bear us up?  King David asked the Lord to teach him of His paths, “His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land,” Psalm 25: 13.

[bctt tweet=”God sustains our tiring and temporary, will you abide?”]

Steadfast dear Malleable Daughter…steadfast.



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