Five Minute Friday-Better

In the search for my positive side, the word ‘better’ feels like a good place to start.

For years, I have been chasing better-better health, better walk with God, better communication, and above all, a better situation for my daughter. That last one, it is breaking my heart and tearing me in pieces that are beginning to wither slightly on the edges.

I am in the care of my grandchildren. I made that move for them to have a better life from the chaos they were enduring over the last couple of years. I also chose this option in hopes it would give my daughter an opportunity to secure mental health care, addiction assistance, and leave what she called an ‘abusive situation’ for a better life.

At this point, everything is worse.

Better feels like a good place to start, to pray, to believe, to hope. I am leaning more on the side of bitter I fear. Slowly, I am processing my own feelings and emotions through this ordeal. I remain thankful that I can offer my two “apples” (aka, apples of my eye, grandchildren) a better life. I am doing all I can to give them the security they have always known in me and my home, unwavering love, and the supervision they desperately need. At times, they were left alone, fending for themselves. Now I am there. ‘We’ are there to provide.

In all we do, and in all we seek, the one word that surrounds this situation is ‘better’.

The scriptures for the future flash through my mind. I would site them here, but my guess is you know exactly the ones of which I am referring. I do not need those scriptures at this time. Today, in this moment, I can rest here- that those who know HIS name and put their trust in the LORD, will not be forsaken. (Psalm 9:10)

Sometimes, it is not pity, but we lose our focus, and we gain the rain through the window view.  Sometimes, we doubt, and we question. Some days we pray in anger and frustration. Nevertheless, it will always be the truth of every broken heart that when you know His Name, and hold on to the tiniest seed of trust, you will not be forsaken.

If you can hold on to that piece of God’s message, and press in when the days are long and the nights are hard, you will make it through to a better tomorrow..

I invite you to visit the website of Kate Motaung for full details and rules (well the one rule).

All are welcome and invited to take part in joining women around the world for Five Minute Friday! You will be given a prompt word, then simply take five minutes of your day to write a heartfelt, authentic message (no need to edit) using that word!

9 Replies to “Five Minute Friday-Better”

  1. Thank you so much for this! You shine light on how I have made my mom and children feel when I was out running the streets. Today I’m with my family and taking Care of my children but it never hurts to be reminded of how bad it was so I don’t do it again.

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  2. Reading this my first thought is how fortunate those little children are to have you and then I moved to thinking of your ache over your daughter. I can’t truly relate to the extent needed but in a different way.

    I will pray a prayer I pray when I sense I can’t or shouldn’t intervene for my adult children.

    God, show them your glory today, remind them of your love for them, convict them as needed and cause them to remember you. Lord, I pray this for Lisa’s daughter. Because of the mercy of Jesus, Amen.

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