Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Psalm 51: 10 NLT

It’s Friday, my favorite day of the week! Later today, my Sweet Man and I will began a marathon weekend of shopping! What was I thinking? 

In the meantime, I’m joining Kate Motaung and others for Five Minute Friday.

Today’s word: JOY

 I’ve been wool gathering this morning. Sitting with coffee, two pair of thick socks on my purple feet, and a blanket tucked around me. Relentless winds howling across our Wilderness Place, bitter cold has settled over us. My hands, feet, lips have turned a garish shade of purple.

These are the days. Days when pushing through P.O.T.S., Dysautonomia, bone degeneration, and pain are hard.

These are the days I cry out, “Restore to me the joy of YOUR salvation, Lord!” With all manner of foot stomping and whining.

Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Psalm 116:2 NLT

It is in the unholy hard where His faithfulness is most seen.

His bending down to listen, most tender.

Gifts of Grace