FRIDAY REFLECTIONS: Tickled…Blue?

April 19, 2012 at 11:51 PM 2 comments

Everyone says tickled pink.

But this week, all I can muster is tickled…blue.

Blue in the sense that several lousy things have happened. Things no one in their right mind would ever be tickled about. The kind of circumstances that stretch your endurance and break your heart. A virtual “pink-free” zone. Yet repeatedly, through it all, God keeps showing up in the darndest places to let me know He’s still at work, even while I myself am feeling pretty blue.

He’s mostly shown up through His Word, and through unsuspecting friends who had no idea what was going on. Friends who have called me, cheered me, prayed for me, and loved me through some very challenging days. Their support and faith have brought unexpected and desperately needed patches of “blue” into my otherwise grey skies, and I am deeply grateful.

Some days, pink is a bit more than we can muster. But a patch of blue sky can give us the strength to hang in there and hope for better days. It can also remind us that the One who calmed the raging Sea of Galilee is able to calm our stormy circumstances too, when the time is right. So while I’m not exactly feeling  “tickled” at the moment, I am feeling encouraged to keeping looking for God’s hand in the midst of the storm.

If you’re feeling a little grey lately, I hope these verses will help you (as they are helping me) to hang on until it’s time for the next “patch of blue.”

“It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” LAMENTATIONS 3:26

“Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ” JOHN 13:7

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  • 1. Kay DeKalb Smith  |  April 20, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    I am praying for “yellow” in your life…..”yellow” of happiness…..”yellow of joy”—amidst your circumstance…indescribable “yellow”…..bright hope for the future, light to proceed to the next place God has for you…”yellow” daisy’s and sunflowers and daffodils….remembering you are LOVED and TREASURED by those of us called to walk beside YOU!!!

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    • 2. Kimosphere  |  April 25, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      Thank you Kay…yellow sounds good to me! 😀

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