Monday, June 29, 2015

Planted...Not Buried

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place,
you think you’ve been buried, but
you’ve actually been planted.” 
~Christine Caine

The good and bad news is that nothing
stays the same for very long.
We move from season to season and 
the older we get, the more we move.
Some of those moves are life changers.

I've recently had a one of those,
with furniture so dramatically rearranged  
that I hardly recognized my own life.
It not only felt dark; it felt long.

At some point, though, I began seeing
that darkness was not my enemy.
Everything that had been happening during
this challenging time could never have taken
place in the comfort zone of last season.
God was using darkness to birth life.
"The Lord Himself will plant them..." Is 61:3
Although there were times I felt buried, 
my confession is now, "I have been planted."
Some things may never be the same again,
but endings are never the final word.
New beginnings are His great specialty,

His plans are always to prosper us, 
to give us a future stamped with hope.
You freed me when I was hemmed in
and enlarged me when I was in distress.
Psalm 4:1

He is good...all the time.

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