Peeking Through The Trees

We often only peek through the curtains of life.

We are afraid to open them wide and let the world in.

We hide in the shadows and catch a glimpse now and then.

Maybe we’re afraid we will see the truth, the truth of those around us.

Possibly we don’t want to see the situation for what it is.

Life is not always ideal. We don’t always get our way. Health issues arise. We lose jobs. We argue with friends. Nastiness lurks in the corridors, temptation lingers, tempers flare, and obstacles attack us head on. We will always struggle from time to time.

It is what we take from the struggle that is most important, that being the choices we make. Compromise is inevitable.

How we arrive at that compromise is where truth is exposed. Power is used and abused. Sacrifices are made. Character is revealed.

As a result our lives change. How we handle transition tells our story.

Do we keep our integrity intact? Do we make decisions at the cost of others?

We might prefer to avoid the nastiness and drama and see the good in all. While it is right to focus on the positives of life, sometimes we have to face the nature of things.

We have to stare the ugly truth in the face. Sometimes things are not at all as they seem.

In those times, may God grant us the strength to do what we know must be done.

Pull back the curtains. Let truth unfold. Deal with it.

Remember it all comes down to love.

And love is truly all that matters.

Living in the Gap

January 13, 2012 – The Rising Sun

Pink glowed through the tree branches in the distance. As I watched it got brighter and melded into yellow until an orange aura rose into view. The illumination grew as the sun stretched its arms among the trees branches reaching high into the azure sky. Suddenly it loomed large and bright and the sky seemed to relax into its spell.

20 thoughts on “Peeking Through The Trees

  1. Yeah, life is tough sometimes, there are struggles, and for some of us we do rely on God’s help. If you’re having one of those times right now, you’re in my prayers.

    :-). Smiles and hugs for you!

    • Yes, they do. We were raised not to compromise our integrity. I am so proud of my friends who do that as well and deal with situations in the name of love. Seems like lots of struggles for many in these trying times (economy etc…).

    • I think we’ve all had a struggle here and there or watched others struggle. I’ve found lessons and wisdom through some of life’s most difficult times. Of course, the lessons are not always learned at the time but in retrospect.

  2. WOW! This post is so rich in truth, Suzi!

    I’m sitting here nodding my head up and down; saying, yeah…that’s right.

    “It is what we take from the struggle that is most important, that being the choices we make. Compromise is inevitable.”

    And you’re also right…. at the same time, not compromising our integrity.

    Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a super weekend!

    X

  3. Good thoughts, Suzi. You nailed it with this:

    Life is not always ideal. We don’t always get our way. Health issues arise. We lose jobs. We argue with friends. Nastiness lurks in the corridors, temptation lingers, tempers flare, and obstacles attack us head on. We will always struggle from time to time.

  4. Love your description of sunrise! It does often seem that the sky relaxes in the midst of all that splendor. And what a beautiful photo you’ve used of the moon peeking through the tree branches!

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