May 14, 2015

Keep Believing!

The other morning, I woke up and walked into the kitchen to get my coffee and found that my favorite wooden “Believe” plaque had fallen from the wall above my pantry door and shattered into several pieces. I was really sad. I have had that piece for quite some time and it was very special to me…for several reasons.

I texted Paul and told him, and he just said “I will fix it.” I told him that it was REALLY broken, but he said that he would do his best. Later that afternoon, I got home from the store and Paul had already gotten home from work and had my “Believe” sign patched up and drying in the garage. He said that we would have to wait and see how it turned out. Because it is a curvy piece, he couldn’t just clamp it like he does other pieces he works on. He had to hold it together gently and give it time to set before he could tape it together for the final drying time. It took patience. It took time. It worked. You can see where it was broken if you look closely, but I just touched it up with a little permanent marker and it is going back up where it belongs.

God is like that with us. We have fallen. We are broken. Some of us are in pieces. We look and think that there is no hope of ever being put back together. But God is patient. He holds us gently while He works with us. Then He gives us the time we need before setting us back out where we can feel mended and useful again. There may still be a few cracks, but that’s ok. God’s permanent marker works quite well. And those cracks are a reminder of what He has brought us through.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Romans 15:13

“But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
John 20:31

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
John 14:1

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10


  1. I believe you will be healed, it takes time and God's guidance over your doctors. Sending you love, Brenda Breeland

  2. Sorry for being out of touch so long, and think you for your comment on my blog so I remembered to come back over here. This is a really great post. That's definitely me. All beat-up and broken, but put back together by God. It's always good to be left with a limp so we don't trust in ourselves. I'm going to go backwards through your posts now. I had to look up MRD, which you mentioned in your comment on my blog. I had never heard of it!

    1. Thank you, Paul. MRD is minimal residual disease. It just won't go away. It's not huge, it just came back out of remission. Working to get it under control.