JOY in the Fractured Days

I had many goals this week and plans to reach them ~ until they were demolished.

We’ve had a fractured week, with conked out computer, busted car, blown up to-do list, and battered bodies. And we’re rejoicing. Why?

GLEN EYRIE - Garden steps


Because God has us. He’s got it all covered. Not one of these nuisances surprised Him.



He says to us:  “I am leading you, step by step, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting me guide you through this day.


KARL plus crew in Sierras


Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy—even precarious. That is how it should be.”

Hallelujah! We’re right on target.  He continues:


Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is … doubting My promises to care for you … I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that and … Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.” [Jesus Calling, Sarah Young. emphasis mine.]

GATE - stone walled garden crop

6 thoughts on “JOY in the Fractured Days

  1. My sister gifted me a beautiful copy of Jesus Calling for Christmas…I’ve been enjoying it. Your beautiful blog entry has enhanced it! So nice to connect with you once again! Hope you are doing well and that today brings many blessings! He will get you through!

    • Linda, joy to see you! How are you? We can float right past each other in cyberspace sometimes. So glad to connect with you again. Must thank Paula. :-)

      Happy to be sharing daily Jesus Calling with you. I find it so powerful, and it gently hits right where I need it. What a dear sister to give that as a gift.

      I just love that God says life should feel precarious for a sheep. That’s why He gave us a Shepherd. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little visit. Much joy, sister.

  2. Hi mk! This blog was so amazing! It put me right back.where the Lord wantdd me! Love your blog tho how do I get it automatically? Or do I have to find it & open it daily?
    Blessings & may your days be filled with the light & lightness I felt today reading your words.
    Love you my good friend.

    • Oh, Ellen, God uses you to lift my spirits. I am so touched that the words he encourages me to share help you. I often think of the challenges you face and your determination to live fully and your love for life and family as I write. I guess we have a God appointment at this little spot in cyberspace. :-)

      And, my friend, you’ve hit one of my tech challenges. haven’t yet learned how to set things up so you can get it automatically ~ and I SHOULD! I will work on that. So far, I typically post once a week, and put a link on Facebook and Twitter. So you’ll see it there.

      Meanwhile, thanks for chatting here. My days are joy-filled because God is faithful. And as we’ve often heard, Light is best seen against a dark background ~ so even in fractured weeks He is the Light & Joy. Much love, my friend, and prayers always.

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