Friday, February 24, 2012

Wrapped up in Grit

When I first saw grit, I thought of grits. Not my favorite choice of food. Gritty. Tasteless. Dull. Needs salt, butter, or tons of something for flavor.

Then, I thought of this...

Look at the pretty colors. Especially on the right knee.

 Me, running. See silly human miss huge rock in front of her and trip. SMACK! Pain and burning radiating from a small, but super important knee bone. Gritting my teeth each step I took back to the car to get home. To get help. Don't worry, I recovered with nothing broken.

Over the years of my life, I have been wrapped up in grit. Covered, dripping with the stuff. I didn't recognize it until my mid-twenties (that was awhile ago) how covered I was. You see, it takes grit to face life with courage...with a God you can't see and who will ask you to trust Him with ALL of it.
In my toughest of trials, in the mundane even, I have been cloaked with Him. I don't have to just grit my teeth, and do it alone or afraid.

Even if I fail, He will redeem me. He has cared for me all along/always has and always will.
                                         "In your word Father you say,
                                          "I have cared for you since you were born...
                                           I will be your God throughout your lifetime--
                                            until your hair is white with age." -NLT

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  1. We are so on the same page today! I loved this!! Thanks!!

  2. An interesting twist to see grit as a good thing. Thanks for the shift in perspective. :)

  3. "...I have been cloaked with Him. I don't have to just grit my teeth, and do it alone or afraid."

    This is beautiful imagery. Cloaked with Him. What an awesome reminder that we don't have to do this thing called life on our own.

    Love this post!

  4. Oh, ouch! I hope you are recovering and that you'll be able to get back to running soon!

    Love your words here -- so true. He can redeem all things and in that, I rest.

  5. "Cloaked with Him"...I like that. Great imagery.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and for your kind words:)

  6. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the kind words today!! So very sorry about your knee!!

    Thanks, especially, for the reminder that it takes courage to face the grit!!

  7. I like your thought that we don't have to grit our teeth and to endure it alone!!

  8. Was this from last September? or did you fall again??...I hope it wasnt on the same rock!....instead of throwing eggs at the fence, you might need to throw some rocks! :-)

  9. One of my favorite shows is SO You Think You Can Dance. It was on last night and one of the dances was rough for the dancer to perform. Here is what she said about it: that sometimes to dance it really well, you end up beating yourself up. I find meaning in that and thought of it when reading this post!


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