God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.                Psalm 46:1  MSG

“God knows it’s scary to be us.”

I’m like the five-year-old awakened in the night by a flash of lightning and loud boom of thunder, running to her parents’ bedroom to crawl in bed with them. I’m scared.

This is scarier than thunder and lightning. And all I know to do right now is cry out to God.  I’m scared because I don’t know how this is going to turn out. What I thought was…… not.

One of my favorite authors, Beth Moore, wrote: “God knows it’s scary to be us.”

And He doesn’t take it lightly. He knows our fears and sorrows. God knows the tears that have streamed down our faces and the deep pain that caused them. Not one teardrop is unnoticed. Even the ones we hold in.

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.         Psalm 56:8  NLT

I’m scared of what’s to come, the pain of healing, and the unknown. I’m even more scared of going back to the way it was.

So I will seek the Lord. I will run to Him and let Him comfort me. I will look to Him as I go through the struggle, the inconvenience, and the pain. And I will be radiant.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.          Psalm 34:4-5  NIV

In response to the Daily Post’s Storm.

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  1. Harriett (Jan ) Griffin on November 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I remember that night 39 years ago when you crawled into bed with your Daddy and me. We told you that it would be ok, Daddy and I would protect you. Our faith and love of God allowed us to transmit our feeling of “protector” to you. If my recall is correct, you stayed in bed with us for the remainder of the night. As your mother, if II could, I would take you worries and concerns on my shoulders and loosen the weight for you. However, that is not how it works. Your faith, love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior will get you through these trials. You know I am here for you always. I love my four daughters, my sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as I do the love of my life, your Daddy, but most of all I love my Creator and my Redeemer, my Savior. He is the only one that can truly get us through the hardships of life.


  2. Ginger on November 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This post is so encouraging. You sure know how to put words together that glorify the Lord. You should write a book similar to your brother-in-law’s. Hope you and your family are doing well. I think of Jan and you girls so often. Want to see Jan and hope we can get to Hartselle soon.



    • mariegriffith on November 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Ginger, thank you. Your words of encouragement mean very much to me. Mom would love to see you and we would too. Hopefully you can visit soon. Much love.

  3. mariegriffith on November 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Mom, you are so sweet! Thank you for your words. They mean more to me than you know. I am so thankful for your and Daddy’s love and guidance! I am truly blessed. I love Jesus because of you both.

  4. jane e on April 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Your love and joy in the Lord shines off the page. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Blessings 🙂

  5. HumaAq on April 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    good post

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