Friday, October 21, 2011

Something Bigger Than This

Sometimes my days fill themselves with petty little struggles. My hair won't stop frizzing, or my cat is going for the Hairball Champion of the World title, or my great-aunt has so many doctors' appointments and needs for assistance that it almost overwhelms me.

And then there are the bigger struggles. Some are constant, finding-God's-purpose-for-me-in-this-crazy-world sorts of things. And others are the curveballs life throws us. Currently, my mind keeps staying on my brand new nephew Aaron. He was born early yesterday, and he is beautiful. He also has serious heart and lung problems, and even as they celebrate this new life, his parents must talk surgery options with their doctor.

It's the kind of situation that can fill your mind to overflowing. It's filled with words and phrases like "illness", "birth defect", "statistics" and (most important) "prayer."

Yes. We speak of all the scary things and we feel them. We also pray. We pray because we know that there is Someone beyond all of this. This world is not all there is. These struggles, the small ones and the large ones, will not be the sum total of anyone's life. God is greater than this and His purpose goes far beyond these things. And so we trust.

This was written in five minutes with no editing for Five Minute Fridays over at The Gypsy Mama.


  1. What a testament to remember to pray. beautiful

  2. Praying for your new nephew. ((hugs))
    Yes, God is greater and His purpose goes beyond. . . .

  3. What comfort you bring with a reminder that Jesus awaits us beyond our circumstances.

  4. . . . and so we trust. Beautifully written, Amy. Praying for your little nephew and his parents.

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your sweet little nephew, I will keep him in my prayers.

    Yes, sometimes the "little things" in life can be overwhelming. Thankfully, God is there to get us through all these difficult times.

  6. Yes, so we trust, even though it's beyond our comprehension. Someday, if it matters, we will understand the puzzle pieces of life.

    Thanks for sharing . . . writing on "beyond" with you!

  7. My heart aches for you! Praying for little Aaron that God would supernaturally heal his little body.

  8. Wonderful post! Thank you so much for your wisdom and as always, great reminders that God is to be trusted an is in control of all things :)

    In His Love,
    Maiden Princess

  9. By the way, love the updated look of your blog :)