The truth that can bring joy to every moment

I step out the back door. I can’t see him, but a robin is singing somewhere under the clouded sky. This moment is a gift from the One who loves me.

The wind pushes and presses against me as I run face-first into it. This moment is a gift from the One who loves me.

The reminder has been echoing through my days, inviting me to slow and savor the reality beneath the surface. This moment is a gift from the One who loves me.

As I drift off to sleep, this moment is a gift, a good gift from the One who delights to refresh me.

As I lie awake in the wee hours, this moment is a gift, a good gift from the One who is inviting me to snuggle closer, to know myself held, to share with him and let him lift whatever is weighing on me.

When the sun glints on crushed shells, flinging sparkles across the beach, this moment is a gift from the One who loves me.

When drips drop from the purple rim of my umbrella, soaking the knees of my jeans, this moment too is a gift from the One who loves me.

A grief—an invitation to let myself be held.

A joy—a call to laugh together.

A long, wondering wait for a response to an email—one more gift from the One who loves me and desires to bring me into his joy so is nudging me gently to turn again to him, to let go of fears, of outcomes, of control and savor his love in this moment.

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;

Therefore I will wait for him.”

— Lamentations 3:22-23

4 thoughts on “The truth that can bring joy to every moment

  1. Wonderful the blog post and the context it comes out of. Thank you for sharing this. I feel a bit like when I’m too busy it’s hard for me to savour things as much. Thank you for this reminder to notice the small gifts!!

  2. Reblogged this on His Eye Is On the Sparrow and commented:
    As I’ve been taking a bit of a break, not from writing, but just from writing on the blog, I’ve been taking everything in, and savoring ALL of the MOMENTS… I quite enjoyed this post from HearingtheHeartbeat, and I hope you do too! :)

  3. Susan Pilley says:

    Pure poetry – this one is a keeper that I will reread many times. Thank you!
    Susan

    • Thanks, Susan. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      This was one of those uncomfortable but lovely times of learning to trust when I hadn’t written the post ahead—I was just too tired over the weekend and leaned into the invitation to rest—and then this morning the words flowed freely.

      Hope you’re well and also sensing God leading you deeper into an awareness of his presence in the details of your life! Carolyn

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