Place and Time

Abuse Survivor, bravery, contentment, courage, grace, happy, hope, memoir, obedience, Peace, Trust

I exited the gym last night and was overcome by the sky.

Dark as if threatening a storm, I was captivated by the cobalt color, the veiled expanse of heaven.

I snapped photos with my phone unconcerned over who might be watching.

Said to myself,

The sky’s my thing. I see so much of God.

My interactions of late have been a little heavy, some surprisingly negative and a few tinged with murky colors of out of blue disdain.

But, it is okay. It truly is okay.

Through God and with God.

I’m good.

He has led me all the way, preserved my sense of me and more importantly, I pray left in my wake a sense of Him.

He has led me all the way.

To places that were difficult as well as places that were good.

Places where He kept me safe, kept me kind, made me able.

The coming months promise new places, new stages, new challenges and I’m sure the promise of blessings!

He will be with me still.

Under dark stormy skies as well as happy sunshiny days.

Jesus has been with me all the way.

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭69:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

It has been so very long since I’ve joined FMF, writing for as close to 5 minutes as I can. This time, prompted by “place”.

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14 thoughts on “Place and Time

  1. “Under dark stormy skies as well as happy sunshiny days. Jesus has been with me all the way.” So true! I’ve seen some beautiful skies myself lately, it’s amazing how much variety there can be. Thanks for joining FMF today — keep writing!


  2. Lisa, it is amazing how deeply a simple sky can remind us of God and that He is with us in every place we may find ourselves. May He be with you in the days ahead, providing everything you need as you pursue Him. Blessings!


  3. I love the photo of the sky – very atmospheric! And also the reminder that God is with us in the dark and stormy places as well as the bright and peaceful ones. He will lead us through!


  4. Truly lovely, Lisa. Trust in Him; He’ll show the way.

    You’ve inspired a sonnet, if I may?

    The nights now are oh so dark,
    and the days are darker still.
    I never wanted to embark
    on cancer’s trip, but it’s God’s will.
    I guess he saw in me potential
    to write this harrowing story
    that would serve the essential
    truth of His True Glory.
    Another tumour dawned today
    signalling fate beyond repair
    but in His Love I find a way
    to transfigure the despair.
    I don’t now how to stem the pain
    but He’ll bring me out to life again.

    #1 at FMF this week.


  5. Love that sky. I so often stop to do the same wondering if people think I’m crazy. But I also wonder why others aren’t more mesmerized the way I am by His creation- especially the skies. So: it’s nice to know I’m not alone 😅.

    So thankful our path is known in God and that as we step forward in trust, we step into His footsteps; safe, secure. Praying for us both today, that His peace would continue to overwhelm us, whenever we begin to get anxious about the for us as yet unknown. Thankful for you and your writing. I don’t often comment, but I am always reading.


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