Five Minute Friday #3

Linking up with The Gypsy Mama:

“Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays. We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to finger paint. For joy in the process. No matter how messy the result. Write for five minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.”

Today’s topic: EMPTY


So many of my loved ones are hurting. One lost a newborn. One needs a kidney very soon. One had a horrible accident and is recovering, and then her dog is now in critical care. 

I listen to each of their needs, and my heart hurts desperately for their pain. I pray, I plead and I question God. They are all left so empty, a huge hole in their hearts over what is or will be missing.

Yet as I pray and plead and question, I begin to feel guilty. I’m not empty right now. Nothing is missing right now. I’m so blessed, I’m so full. I question the fairness of it…

…as I look at my beautiful and healthy children and hear their laughter.

…as I look at my husband and how he loves and supports.

…as I feel the connection and love of my friends and family.

I wish I could scoop up just some of the fullness of my life and spread it around to my loved ones who are so empty right now. I wish with all my heart I could transfer some over into their account. 

Instead, I pray and plead and question some more. I pray for fullness. I pray for peace. I pray for healing. I pray they will be able to rejoice in the blessings they do have, despite the ache and emptiness of what’s been taken.

The Lord is able to exceedingly do more than we can even imagine. That’s fullness – life abundant. Remembering He’s the one that fills the empty places.


5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday #3

  1. Hi I found you from Kelly's link up. Oh my gosh your about me is great… so stinking funny! I love what you said about your congregation. You have a beautiful family I will be back to read more.

  2. I completely understand. I often feel that way.

    You are a natural encourager and have done that for me on more than one occasion.

  3. Hello,
    Sounds like you are a very empathetic person. We all have seasons.When you are strong you lift your brothers and sisters up. When you weak God will place others to life you. And through that we are “scooping up some of that fullness and spreading it around”!
    I love it!!! Awesome post and love your blog.
    Have a great weekend

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