Wednesday, May 4, 2011

lift up your face!

 13 “Yet if you devote your heart to him
   and stretch out your hands to him,
14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand
   and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;
   you will stand firm and without fear.
16 You will surely forget your trouble,
   recalling it only as waters gone by.
17 Life will be brighter than noonday,
   and darkness will become like morning.
18 You will be secure, because there is hope;
   you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,
   and many will court your favor.

This beautiful tree blooms around the corner from our house. 
We've had a lot, I mean A LOT of rain,
so when I saw the tiniest bit of blue sky, I took the opportunity to "snap".
Later when I looked at the pic it seemed as if
every blossomed "face" was lifted in worship.
In the most difficult of times. Yes.
When it is hardest to trust.
Devote your heart (not to just anyone) to God.
Put away the sin (fill in the blank) of doubt
Like a little child
lift up dependent arms
and rest.
Safe. Secure.

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  1. These words washed over me, soothingly, before I begin my day. Thank you!

  2. What a beautiful and uplifting passage of scripture! And I love your photo. Just gorgeous!

  3. So poetic and beautiful! thank you for blessing me today!

  4. Thanks for sharing these thoughts and the beautiful picture of the tree.

  5. beautiful photo and beautiful words... thank you!

  6. That photo is beautiful. I love this time of year!
    Thank you for the encouraging words. And thank you for stopping by my blog!

  7. What a gorgeous photo and beautiful encouragement for my heart! So happy to find your blog today at the "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party on my blog! :) I would love for you to link up again next time! :)