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pleasure.

We can be hurting so badly, we don’t see clearly.

Yet, God has ways to bring comfort. Our pain makes us sensitive to the ache in our heart, but it also makes us aware of small pleasures.

The way the morning sun filters through the window curtains, laying patterns on the bed.

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The rhythm of rain lulling us to sleep.

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The way a butterfly lands on a flower, certain of provision.

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These are not small things. They are meant to strike a chord deep within our souls and bring a smile.

This is God telling us He is with us.

Don’t miss the moments. They are all around you!

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shame.

As the Scripture says, anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.

-The Bible

Shame comes from guilt.

It is a feeling of embarrassment after doing something foolish or wrong.

You want to rewind the tape.

But there is no rewinding.

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But there is a way to rescue one who feels shame.

It’s called redemption.

God has a way to to fix a fault or a mistake.

He takes away the shame.

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And makes us smile again!

 

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treasures.

Memories ebb and flow, washing upon the shore of our mind. Sometimes the tide comes in uninvited, carrying debris with it. If we allow the debris to lodge in our minds, we can become laden down with self-pity, discouragement, and depression.

The tide will go out. And with it, the debris.

But look! There are some surprising treasures that the tide brought with it. If you look carefully, you will find them.

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Pain does not have to drown us.  God knows we do not have the strength to tread water for long. He brings reprieve in the form of little joys that will make us smile in the midst of even deep sorrow.

The first clear notes of a cheerful robin, chasing away the bitter winds of winter.

The surprise visit of  a summer breeze, bringing relief on a hot summer day.

The palette of  warm, autumn colors painted on a dreary, gray canvas.

The gentle falling snowflakes quieting a troubled heart.

All is well.

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discover.

Even a cold, colorless day can brings a discovery..

.. and a smile.

what if.

What if around the corner, everything will change?

What if you could step into another dimension and see life very differently than you do right now?

Life is more than what you see.

Today may be grim with heartache and discouragement. You may be lonely and really believe no one cares.

Things are not always as they appear.

God has figured our sadness into the equation and knows you will smile again.

What if God has your concerns taken care of? And you just aren’t aware of it?

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Gilderic Photography

Mary R. Bras

miss.

We can be hurting so badly, we don’t see clearly.

Yet, God has ways to bring comfort. Our pain makes us sensitive to the ache in our heart, but it also makes us aware of the smallest of pleasures.

The way the morning sun filters through the window curtains, laying patterns on the bed.

The way the rain rhythmically patters on the roof, lulling us to sleep.

The way a butterfly dances to each flower, with certainty of provision.

These are not small things. They are meant to strike a chord deep within our souls and bring a smile.

This is God telling us He is with us. Don’t miss the moments.

They are all around you …