My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less...

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. 
He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
--Psalm 62:5 & 6--

Sometimes I wonder if the knot in the pit of my stomach will ever go away. I'm beginning to think the answer is no, but you know what? Whether it's there or not, God is still sufficient and He is still the Rock to which I cling and that has been the best thing to come out of me getting a job. It's one thing to say it - it's another thing to live it. I've been through very difficult times before, but this has been difficult in a different way - a harder way - a less fun way - a more painful way. And through all the tears, the frustration, the total lack of confidence, God has been shaping me, cutting away the ugly parts and replacing them with His love and grace. Forming me into a better reflection of Him. The God who created these amazing cherry blossoms also created you and me and He will never give up on us. There are no words to express how that makes me feel.


Have a blessed week my friends.


  1. Hey, so sorry it's going rough. There was a story I once read that was talking about Michelangelo carving the statue of David. Someone had mentioned that it was amazing he could make something so spectacular out of marble and Michelangelo replied that David was already in the marble, he just "chipped away all that was not David" :) Persevere and hang in there!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your struggle with us. I'm sorry you are "in it." But, I'm saying a little prayer for you right now, friend.

  3. Carrie,
    We ARE going through some sort of mind melt together! I have that same pit in my stomach and can't stand it. So whenever I feel it, I will pray for You! Everything you shared is 'bang on!' Your site is a refuge, especially those times when the pit begins to work its way to the tear ducts.

    Thank you so much!!

  4. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your title caught my eye, because I posted an article on Edward Mote's fine hymn today. We can't live without "hope," and the Christian's hope is found ultimately in Christ. Thanks for the frank and insightful testimony. God bless.


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