I Know

8 Feb
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

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Five Minute Friday

You go through something so hard. So hard that you fear it will break you. And it does. Your heart shatters into tiny pieces. You cry and you rage and you can’t possibly understand how God could allow it to happen. You scream from somewhere deep in your soul…WHY? Someone says…something good will come of it. Something. Some day. You can’t wrap your head around that at all. You are broken. Little by little He puts the pieces of your heart back together, but you walk wounded for too long. You’re forever changed. But you stop asking why. You stop asking Him what good could come from it. You can’t grasp that during the healing. It is too much to bear. 

A few years later you’re sitting around the table with other moms. And she bares her heart and leaks all over you. In that one moment it hits you. This. This is part of why. You listen to her pain and you know deep in the part of you that stopped asking why that some day has come. You offer up a prayer asking Him to give you the words. And only two words come…I know. And in the speaking of those two words you know exactly why you were broken.   

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good
of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28

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36 Responses to “I Know”

  1. Karrilee Aggett February 8, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Ah yes! That power of using all things together for good! Love this and love that we are neighbors today! (Missed you at the FMFParty!)

  2. AJ February 8, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    I love it!! Love that you tucked that scripture in at the end! Love that those two words can change a bad thing into a blessing… 🙂

  3. differentparent.com February 8, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Definitely love moments like that in life. May God continue to bring redemption to the moments we've experienced brokenness…:)

  4. mrsbrownkiwi February 8, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    oohhhhh yes…….nothing is for nought……You're such a gift to your Mom's group Wendy.

  5. Mindy Bowman February 8, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    Wendy, there is always glory to be found in our trials. Praise Him that He allows us to be witness when it happens! Just beautiful! :)http://newequus.com

  6. BARBIE February 8, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Oh my friend, this I know. I have hope that God will continue to use the broken pieces of my life to encourage others. Missed you at the party tonight!

  7. The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary February 8, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Thank you for your post, it was inspiring to read. I appreciate the heart that goes into these posts. Have a blessed day. Tara.

  8. Alia February 8, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I love this Wendy. And it is my story. There are so many places I couldn't understand. So much pain that I still don't fully comprehend but I see that I can look at others and just know. I just know when our pain and torn edges match up. And it is a gift to be used by God to comfort with the comfort I have received. I love that you always want to use every last bit and piece to serve Him. Love you, friend.

  9. Ruth Povey February 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    This really spoke to me – I can completely relate to this. Thank you

  10. Jen February 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    This, this is just what I needes today. Thanks!!

  11. Jen February 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Needed. Lol. (Along with some sleep apparently)

  12. Jennifer Schwickerath February 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Romans 8:28 can be a hard lesson, but He knows we need it! Be blessed:)

  13. Jennifer Peterson February 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Beautiful, that is all my heart can say this is beautiful and so true!!

  14. pilgrimwanderings.com February 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Yep. Amen.

  15. Ms. Kathleen February 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Very powerful and it is amazing how in our brokenness God uses us to bless others. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂 http://thejoyfulservant.com

  16. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Always love being next to you in the FMF moment friend! Missed you too! Blessings!

  17. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Thank you so much! Blessings friend!

  18. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Amen friend! All things for His good. Blessings!

  19. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Thank you so much Fiona! So thankful to be used by Him. Blessings friend!

  20. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    That is so true Mindy, but so hard to see in the midst of them. Grateful that He allowed mine to be used for good. Blessings!

  21. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Friend I know that you know this place. I am so thankful that you share your heart and am even more thankful for the gift of you. Blessings and much love!

  22. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Thank you so much Tara! May all of it point to Him. Blessings!

  23. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Have I told you lately how very much I am thankful for you friend? Beyond words today. Love you much.

  24. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Thank you Ruth. It is where He connects us…in the broken space. Blessings!

  25. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Me too friend. Me too. Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

  26. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    He knows. So very true Jennifer. And to trust in that knowing is everything. Blessings!

  27. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Thank you so much sweet friend. Blessings and much love!

  28. Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Amen and amen 🙂 Blessings!

  29. Jenni February 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    So true… I am always encouraged when we have a chance to see God use a difficult situation to bring about His glory!

  30. Paula Barnett February 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Love the words that He gives you, Wendy!

  31. Nikki @ Simplystriving February 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    ::SIGH:: still inhaling it in, friend. beautiful truth. Oh to be used by Him…no matter the cost–it's worth the price {HUGS}

  32. Mia De Vries February 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Dear, dear WendyI felt a little fear tugging at my heart reading your post for I know that utterly lost feeling in the midst of unbearable pain. To much to even ask why, only to realize later that He was preparing you to be the comfort of another in the future!Much love to youMia

  33. dayebydaye February 9, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    Yes, yes, YES!!! Love this and love you, my friend!!!!!

  34. Grace February 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Yes! I love this. I try so desperately in times like that to remember that every unbearable heartache He is able to bare and I need him. A life without pain seems very tempting, but like you said, what comfort would we be to others and how would we really see God working in our lives? Beautiful post. I love this feature and will have to jump on board sometime in the very near future.-Gilded Grace

  35. Laura Hodges Poole February 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    So true. We never go through a trial without there being a purpose behind it. We often don't see it at the time, but then God puts someone in our path who needs our understanding and we have it. Great post!

  36. wynnegraceappears.com March 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Wendy, this is so sacred, holy and profound. I need to speak I know more often…from those places of pain. What a simple balm those two words are. Thank you. Just thank you.

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