Friday, March 13, 2009

Flowers or Weeds?

Sometimes life is a lot like Dandelions.

Every single one of us goes through trials and times of lengthy hardship. When those little trials end, we think to ourselves and may even say out loud, "I am so glad that is over!" When those little trials turn to big trials that seem to never want to finish, we feel to cry, "When is this going to end?"

Trials remain sometimes with seemingly no signs of letting up and it is tempting to allow the feelings of weariness take over. There is no desire to give in to such temptation but it appears to be just too heavy to carry anymore.

There is strength beyond momentary weakness that begins to whisper to that soul in need of desperate hope. It reminds of a simple truth, "There is a purpose in your strugglings." Knowing that other trials along the path have created the witness and testimony now held dear only brings more hope to which to cling.

We are not alone as we journey through our lives. There is great purpose in all we do, in all we experience. There is One who knows beginning to end and He has great things in store for those who follow Him.

How grateful I am that when I think I have been handed a bunch of weeds, the Lord shows me instead a lovely bunch of flowers.


  1. I found your blog via Stephanie Watson' this Esther York from WHS? I don't know if you remember me...Jessica (Hargrave) Gustafson, I was one grade younger than you in school. Just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful family and I am glad to see you are doing so well!

  2. Hey - is that a picture of your back yard in Afton. I think I recognize the fence and that tree. What a gorgeous place to leave - I mean, live.


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