By on October 3, 2015

So there used to be two footprints in the sand.  Then one day, HE came, picked me up and carried me.

Ahhh, the refuge.  I’m safe as I lean in close and let Him comfort me…the perfect Father, covering me with an everlasting love.  I can almost hear His heartbeat.  I’m safe here.  I want to say “thank you, thank you, thank you for not only carrying me, but my burdens as well.”  Shhhhh…Be still…Enter my rest…Receive my strength.  I close my eyes and choose to trust Him.

The day He picked me up turned into weeks and then months.  When I begin to feel anxious that I have not done enough for Him, He reminds me it’s not about what I do for Him, but about what He wants to do through me.  I will finish what I started in you.

All the time, life’s waves continue to crash, threatening to overwhelm me.  Life’s losses hurt.  Loved ones sometimes wound.  Grief descends.  I watch the storms swirl, safe in his arms, his strength coursing through my spiritual veins.

Today…TODAY, gently and lovingly he set me down.  As I stand, I feel the warm sand in my toes.  I hear the waves crashing, but look beyond to see the peaceful heavens.  He walks ahead of me this time.  I follow lightheartedly, carefully…in His steps.

I Peter 2:21 NASB
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps.


October 3, 2015

October 3, 2015

  1. Dolly@Soulstops

    October 29, 2014

    Hi Rosie,
    Glad I linked up behind you at Holley’s blog…your words encourage me today…Thank you 🙂

  2. Kathy

    October 14, 2015

    Your words are a soothing balm to me today…thank you, dear friend!

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Rosie J Williams

Hello! I'm Rosie. I'm an author, a blogger and I live in Topeka, KS. A few things I love: My Nam Vet husband Steve. We like to travel and go pickin’ for stuff for my antique booth and the old barn Steve is restoring. I love my 5 grandchildren more than words can express! I love the Word of God and the personal relationship found there.

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