Just To Be Faithful

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There are not always answers to our never ending “why’s”.  Sometimes things just happen.  Not so good things.  Very, very hard, never ending things.  Physical as well as emotional.  My first instinct is to ask “why?”, but over the past few years of seemingly constant injury and surgeries, I have learned that maybe God just wants me to be faithful.  To trust Him, no matter what.  Just to be…..to breathe…..to stay quietly in His green pastures beside His still waters.  To praise Him, because He knows what He is doing.  He is making me more like Him.  He is strengthening me.   He made me, He sustains me, He loves me.  No matter what.

It is so freeing……I don’t have to figure out the why’s.  I don’t have to do anything spectacular.  I just have to be faithful.

Praying for you, because I know all of you are probably going through something hard right now as you read this.  Big hugs.  Love, Lisa

 

Photo:  Sheep quietly trusting and abiding on a cliff edge in Donegal, Ireland.

Plans and Hopes

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Planning to do this or that; a list of things to come

Thinking of what could maybe be, or maybe not be

But fixing my eyes firmly on You, my maybes fade away

Into the surety of what is, what will be, what will always be

Love, hope, forgiveness, mercy, healing

My mind quiets and settles at Your feet and in Your care.

 

c2017 Lisa Lyons

With One Word

 

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Storms of chaos, fears, disability, anger, helplessness

Waves larger and larger till you feel that you will drown

But there is One who can walk right over those huge waves

With one Word, “Peace,” they are gone

Calmness and peace and stillness and smooth water

All around

 

Cling on to that promise.  Slainte,  Lisa

c2016 Lisa Lyons

A Rose in Autumn

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Standing as tall as she can

She stretches her neck towards the sun

Petals showing their age but still retaining color of blushes

Lightly lined and becoming dry

She is happy to be there, in the garden, in the sun, in the green

Feeling the touch of the wind and the rain on her skin

Still alive and lovely and glad to be

c2016 Lisa Lyons