Friday, July 29, 2011

Still: Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday Guidelines:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word on the prompt, “Still.”
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Get a little crazy with encouragement in the comments of the five minuter who linked up before you.

We are still parched.

Still the ground cracks.

Still the dust kicks up upon arrival.

Still the leaves on the tree whither and fade.

Still the crops crumple under the relentless, scorching heat.

I pray.  We pray.  And still...

Still we are without relief.

And yet...

I still remain hopeful.

I still cling to the promise that He will provide for the needs of this earth.

He will still provide for the needs of me.

Perhaps not in my own timing,

But still, He will.

I still will remain steadfast.

I still will approach the throne of the Most High God.

I still will stand in awe of His mercy, His Love, His Nourishment.

I will still remain full of faith, for He has proven,

Time and time again, that His love still endures.

In the midst of the worry, doubt, concern,

I will be still and know that He is God.

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Also, linking up with Michelle at Caffeinated Randomness.


  1. Jen,

    This is so beautiful!

    Your faith is astounding (especially for one so young) and an inspiration.

    I don't know exactly where you live, but please know I am praying for the drought (friends and family in KS and OK, so I am keeping up with it).

    Blessings to you, dear one, as your LIGHT is a city on a hill.

    Be nourished (love that word that you used) spiritually, emotionally, and physically by the LOVER of your soul in your most excellent journey.

    Soli Deo Gloria,


  2. Praying for rain . . . physically, spiritually and emotionally. Lots of glorious rain.



  3. Stilling our hearts and receiving all he still has to offer go hand in hand don't they. May he meet you as you are still in trust.

  4. What a pretty word picture, Jen. So thankful God meets us right where we are. And His timing is always perfect. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. You put my emotions into words today. Thank you!

  6. Beautiful post.
    Beautiful picture.
    Still we wait.

  7. The last four lines are beautiful and powerful.

  8. This was powerful! The picture along with your words really powerful!

  9. I love love this.. i love how God can take that parched ground and provide nourishment.. Thank you for this precious new community I have now found.. I love your posts.. blessings on this friday

  10. Praying for His refreshing rain to come to your dry and parched land. He is faithful!

  11. Hi Jen - I love that: Be still - He will! What a lovely saying to hold on to.
    God bless and have an awesome weekend

  12. Beautiful words, Jen! I love how the word "still" has conjured up so many feelings up hope for me today. Your post flows of hope and I love it!

  13. What a great testament of your faith!

  14. Wow, Yes. Even still…..what a testament to faithfulness.

  15. Jenn--This is so real and so beautiful. I picture you with your hands raised toward heaven and a heart full of hurt, yet sustained by hope.

    Reminds me of Habbakuk, standing amidst the ruined fields and desolate land, raising his voice to heaven, saying: Even though, Lord, even though. "...yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. —Habakkuk 3:18

  16. Wonderful! I'm STILL in a drought here, both spiritual and literal, and you're right. His love STILL endures.

  17. I love the imagery your waords paint in my mind, Jen. Beautiful.

  18. Beautiful, Jen. This is perhaps the most beautiful: "Time and time again, that His love still endures."

  19. So lovely to read tonight. I needed it-to be reminded to be still ad know that He is God.

  20. Still don't know why I don't edit before I hit post comment. I meant "and".

  21. Ahh, being still...always tough for me. Beautiful words.

  22. Me too! I too will remain! Beautiful, haunting...


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