Friday, January 20, 2012

~Cocooned in Courage~


Took a few minutes for reading today. On the couch, under a blanket, hot tea in hand, a muddy cat on my legs.

And as I was reading, I was moved by this:

"Hurricanes can strike us all, one way or another. Even those who are outside the natural hurricane belt may be subject to hurricanes of the spirit, the heart. And there is only one way to meet any kind of hurricane: batten down, ride it out, face it with courage." -Gladys Taber

I must ask:
"Can I ride this out? Can I face this with courage to the end? Some would say I'm strong, but I'm really not. Though I am cocooned in God, I seem to wriggle out of it far too often.". . . doubt.



But then a good friend just reminded me today: 
" . . . leaning on God and allowing Him to cocoon you in is the most courageous way to live.
It means going against what the world tells you." 

And so . . .
 I will hold on- the storm must blow over someday. And then?

I will rebuild with courage, too.

Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. yes, you can go on! and you will come out of this storm VICTORIOUS! your faith and trust in the Lord through all of this is so beautiful and inspiring, jenniffer! so proud of you. praying for you! lora

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  2. You can and you will!

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  3. You are more courageous than you realize and you are so loved by Him.

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  4. You ARE strong, maybe you don't think so today... but you will find your way through this 'fire'. It's just day by day, hour by hour and sometimes even minute by minute. I'm still praying for you and sending you good juju.

    ps Ooh, Gladys Taber - I've always wanted to read her. Susan Branch quotes her and have loved everything I've read so far.

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  5. What wonderful words.
    You are a strong woman and so very courageous!

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