Sunday, October 4, 2015

of deadly perils and filling the void


Sometimes life gets really tough, and you feel like you're swimming in circles.


No matter which way you turn, the the endless sea of pain and suffering stretches before you.


And you feel very alone.


Then your friends appear out of nowhere (and everywhere)

filling the void with their love and prayers,

offering to swim beside you until the crisis has passed—

and beyond.

That's some kind of miracle.


"We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." 

II Corinthians 1:8-11



4 comments:

Debbie D. said...

The pictures themselves tell the story, but your words, well, they speak such truth... and thank you for that reminder of the verse. Something to certainly hold onto!

S. Etole said...

Rejoicing along side you as we keep swimming!

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

funny you'd be talking 'bout circles. even funnier you'd pop 'round, for i was thinking about you, over something in the kitchen, and there you were. i always think of you when i am busy in the kitchen?
it's that cuppa, innit, and that porch. i'm betting on that. hang in, sista. we're doing all of this for a cuppa. n♥

Loree said...

Dear Leslie, take care and keep swimming! My prayers are with you.