Friday, May 22, 2015


It's been a tough week here in blogland. Not much writing and too much stress. At first I felt guilty about not filling this space with words of healing and encouragement. Then I was angry at circumstances that were interrupting my regular routine. This morning when I saw the FMF prompt, I knew there had been a lesson for me this week.


I am called to rise above the hardships and struggles I face. Some of those struggles are fairly minor, but others can feel as if I'm being sucked down into tar or quicksand. The idea of rising above it all seems impossible. Rise above the lack of sleep or kitchen full of messy dishes. Rise above bad moods and stress inducers. Not the "put on your happy face" rise above it all, but really strive to rise above while being real and authentic.

And here's the real thing I learned this week. If I am called to rise, that means God knows there are going to be low spots, low times. If He didn't know, there'd be no call to "Rise", because there'd be nothing to rise from. 

I look back on a week of struggles and find I'm able to rise above it all and be grateful in the process. I am able to rise above the madness because I'm not alone.

linking up with Five Minute Friday


  1. Rise. Every day we are called to RISE above our seemingly impossible situations and walk out our faith. Yep rise to the did! Visiting from Kate's 5 min Friday.

    Would you like to link at #DanceWithJesus today? Come join the dance Melanie!

  2. I'm sorry you've had a rough week, my friend. May God be with you as you rise above it and learn that he is always there for us--in the small and in the large.

  3. I am so thankful God is with me in the valley as well as on the mountaintops. Stopping over from the Five Minute Friday today. Blessings!

  4. GOOD point Melanie. He knew there would be low points to rise from. Quite profound actually!!!

  5. I love how you talk about rising above it all...I needed to hear that! I was getting bogged down this week too. I need to rise above and keep my eyes on Him!


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