"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Word-Filled Wednesday: Help

Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted each week by the lovely Amy Deanne at her blog.

I seem to have a lot of friends, and friends of friends, who are going through some serious difficulties. My heart has been somewhat heavy because of the burden of it.

Yet, God is sovereign. God is in the midst of it. And God can deliver. No matter how cracked and dry your life may be, having the Lord in the middle of it always brings a spark of color and life. And the Lord IS in the middle of it--no matter what is going on.


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NIV

Heavenly Father, no matter how grey, desolate, and hopeless our lives may feel, no matter how out of control things may seem, help us to remember that YOU are always there, helping us in our troubles. When we can't feel You, Lord, help us to trust anyway. Thank You for being our refuge and strength, Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen

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  1. That is absolutely beautiful Joanne!

  2. What an awesome reminder for me today! Beautiful!

  3. Another of my favorite verses, and illustrated beautifully.

  4. I, too, have a lot of friends who are struggling a tremendous grief/pain right now. What a beautiful visual to speak the truth of God's care.


  5. What a wonderful scripture to ponder - thank you for sharing your heart.

  6. Beautiful Joanne! Blessings...

  7. Amen! What a beautiful picture & verse! Happy WFW!

  8. Amen to your prayer! Good words to read and soak in tonight, Jo!

  9. GORgeous!!!! I love this, JO.

    Just wanted you to know that YOU are on my blog today... :D

  10. Wow! Beautiful - and encouraing:-)

  11. Great post Joanne.. this works so well for me today!

    God Bless!


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