Saturday, January 11, 2020

God Makes My Life Complete

"God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him." 
2 Samuel 22:21 MSG

When I was six years old our family traveled cross country from Oregon to Maine to visit my Mama's family for the first time. I fell in love with the people and the place. When we got home from Maine, Mama and Daddy's already rocky marriage continued to disintegrate. Mama spent some time in the mental hospital due to depression. Daddy eventually left Mama for another woman. Maine became a place I escaped to in my daydreams. In my little girl mind I was convinced that Maine was the place where I would feel whole and complete again and less broken. I suppose it's because it was the place where my happiest memories were before everything fell apart.   (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, January 12th, at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Oh...
    So thankful your little girl heart found comfort in my home state. Heading over to read the rest!

  2. Oh the longing human heart. So true the peace as we age, look around, and just realize where it comes from. :)

  3. I had to laugh at myself when I read this. First, I read the Scripture from the photo, and the "1" of verse 21 just sort of melted into the "p" of pieces above. So I was trying to find it in II Samuel 22:2 (which is another great Scripture, but not even close.) Hopped over to I Samuel. Nope. Then finally looked at the typed verse. "Oh! That's what it is!" I love the picture of us having to bring all the pieces to Him, and He is able to assemble the pieces correctly--because only He knows how it fits together and what it's supposed to look like! Thanks for sharing this. And then going on to your story about seeing Maine in ALL the seasons, to get a more complete picture, was great, too. I loved Michele's comment. (P.S. There is a typo in the very last line over at Woman to Woman; "wheere." Is it too late to edit that?) Blessings!


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