Ache is Gone!

When you are unwell, you must cough, sneeze, and ache prayer.  - Terri Guillemets

I'm joining in on Five Minute Friday this week.

The topic is Ache and we are to write for 5 minutes straight.
Here I go!!

When I think of the word "ache" I think of what my heart has been holding onto for so many years.

Pain from abuse that helped lead to sin and my desire to make it right.

I kept looking to the men that were responsible for the pain in order for them to make it right.

The other night I realized those men can't make it right.  I can't make it right.  Only one person can make it right and that's God. 

I can't begin to tell you what freedom, peace and relief I felt when that ache suddenly turned and left my being.

God sent His Son to pay for my sins.  He also paid for the sins of those who hurt me.  Heavy though, huh?

I physically feel sick (nasty sinus cold) but spiritually and emotionally I'm on a high like I've never experienced because it comes from a place so deep inside my soul. 

The dry places... the brittle places... the skeletal places... they are flooded with joy, peace, happiness  and a renewed trust in my Creator.

This Bible verse comes to mind, Psalm 30:5:  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Thank you God!

PS:  I'm also linking up to Spiritual Sundays.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, rain, snow, wind or sunshine!


  1. Oh how joy DOES come in the morning. I'm joining you in giving thanks to Him for the freedom and relief forgiveness brings. Blessings to you!

  2. When we surrender our pain to Him, we'll know peace and joy that transcends our circumstances and our understanding. Thank you for sharing your story!

  3. He is our deliverer, isn't He...I am so glad that your heart has been touched by the Savior and that you are feeling the freshness and cleaniness only He can give......You are beautiful to Him and don't you ever forget it.....
    May His peace continue to fill you.....

  4. That verse is one I have often reminded myself of. Weeping,for whatever the reason does not last forever.I praise God that you have experienced the release of pain and sadness.Hugs to you.

  5. I'm sorry you're sick, everyone is getting it. I had it for two months and now Sandra has it, she even had to go to the E.R. Have you been t the doctor? They are giving anti-biotics and steroids and nose sprays.

  6. Only God can make it right. Yes. Aching a prayer for you.

  7. Great texture and tone on that old leaf. Nice macro.

  8. The quote and photo are a perfect pairing...
    I went to urgent care today, maybe my first sinus infection? Yuck...hope we both feel better soon!

  9. so happy the ache is gone. i agree 100 percent with every word you wrote. the verse you used was my mothers favorite verse and the one she said over and over on her death bed.

  10. lovely writing Stacy and yes, HE is the only one who can help with anything in our lives...

  11. Love your thoughts... and the neat photograph to go with them! Joy comes in the morning. What a blessing! :)

  12. I'm so glad you found this perfect peace. So many people spend a whole lifetime and never find it - never find HIM. I'm glad you chose to share with us.

  13. Oh how I do love the twist on things here.

    God is good and will never, ever let us down through physical pain or the pain that life throws at us.

    God bless and have yourself a beautiful week my friend!!! :o)

  14. You wrote so well about 'ache'...It does take time to get over those infections...but joy comes in the morning

  15. Beautiful and what a sweet breakthrough. I'm thrilled for you. I love that verse too, and the freedom that comes with it filling our complete being.