Growing Midst the Concrete

I first have to apologize for my absence here. I’ve been going through a difficult season since my husband had to have surgery seven months ago and have just begun to claw my way to the surface again. Been there? We all have been, but if I had to tell you one thing to survive pain, loss, or season of confusion, it would be, “Don’t lose your wingman”.

Sorry, my husband served close to 27 years in the Air Force so the use of flight monikers runs rampant in my language sometimes. Want to brush up? Watch Top Gun. Shhh….don’t tell anyone it’s one of my faves! :0)

So, back to “wingman”. I hope you all understood Who I was speaking of. Webster’s definition of a Wingman is “a pilot who flies behind and outside the leader of a flying formation” and my wingman is definitely the Lord, Father, God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. The Three In ONE! Time and Time again, He has been there even when I didn’t know it.

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Thoughts of going through difficult seasons or times in my life without Him put a sense of dread in me, so I do not dwell there! And yet, so many individuals choose to go through this life solo. I believe it’s because they have not “felt” the necessity of His assistance or their surrender without even realizing He’s been there in the shadows of their life just waiting for their cry for help.

Christians do not base their belief on physical feelings, but on the spiritual beginning that was had when we first understood and spiritually felt His presence in our lives and answered it with a resounding “Yes, I will take that, Thank you very much!” What an awesome and freely given gift to anyone who wants to get on board!

Oh, and when we give Him our lives, He starts the remodeling process and shows us how He had already begun to design and help us in the very beginning before we were even in our mother’s wombs. Yes, He does help so much. Throwing out things we thought were needed, but unnecessary, things we wanted but realized they were terrible for us.

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He helps with anything big or small, seen or unseen. He is the God of possibilities! Luke 1:37 states, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Nothing is impossible for You, Lord! You have the capability to see things differently than we do and to bring to fruition everything according to your will. Things we don’t understand, but with His help and enlightenment coupled with our perseverance, we will.

The picture of a single flower defiantly growing in the middle of a patch of concrete has always been special to me. It speaks to me of the tenacity and endurance needed to live a glorious and victorious witness in this world that can be so spiritually dark at times. We can never forget that we have an adversary that’s wanting to knock us out of this wonderful gig we have going on with Christ as our wonderful mediator.

This always reminds me of when I do trip and fall flat on my face several times and do things my maker might not want me to do. He is so gracious to welcome me back into His presence and acts like it never happened after I repent.

Just read, Psalm 103:1, “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger abounding in love, he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” What’s more, is that He doesn’t choose to remember them or bring them up to us over and over again as we do often to people who let us down.

Father, my prayer for these wonderful readers and myself is to have your help in our understanding and the development of our spiritual eyes to see Your ways, Your presence, and Your great love for us. IJN

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I love the spring when we can easily see everything reawakening after a long winter, but don’t forget the beauty in the structure of one single snowflake! Yes, there is a possibility in every season we go through, as long as we are holding the hand of our Father, God. He will lead us, and guide us to the light at the end of the tunnel.

By slang3360

Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, and lover of the Lord.

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