Archive | August 14, 2013

A Bruised Reed

Drooping reed

A bruised reed will not be broken

A smoldering wick, will not be quenched

Your love overcome all my weaknesses

Your love bears all of my sin

How glorious You are

You do not deny me when I am ran to you

You take in me with open arms

A perfect forgiveness you give

No matter how big the sin that I made

How glorious You are

I adore you wholeheartedly

I adore you with all my strength

I give honor and praise only for You, Just the way I am

I adore You the name above all names

I worship You Lord above all God

Just The way I am, I worship You

The drooping reed not be broken

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice.”

Karina. Inspired from Isaiah 42:3

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Spiritual Stone Pathway

 stone pathway

Sometimes our path of life seems so desert-like. Stone after stone after stone. We might feel that God has abandoned us in the middle of nowhere. We would like that our pathway of life would be something else than it is. Or at least we would like to see where we are going.

The picture above reminds us of the fact that, even though, our path seems not to have consistency or any other quality we think a happy path of life should have, there is all that and more. If we only could trust that our kind of path can be good and blessed. When we compare our path of life to other people’s pathways of life we get sidetracked.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverb 3:5-6)

Look at this beauty! A stone path seen from a distance is much more than a rough patch. Stones together create a harmony that we could only dream to create on our own. But if we only see one stone it’s nothing much. If we only see the hardships of everyday life we can’t see the beauty what God is creating. If we only trust our feelings and look at our stones we don’t see what God is doing.

We need to focus on God and not on the stones of our lives. We need to focus on God and trust his plan for us. When we give our stones to God, he is delighted to work on us and create a beautiful spiritual stone pathway that is full of direction, joy, and peace.

Gracious God,
We bring our stones to you.
We give you all that’s dragging us down.
We give you our sorrows.
We give you all our worries.
Take them, take us, cleanse us
and create something beautiful!
Give us your peace and joy!
In Jesus’ name,

This devotional sent by Mariana Frangen Stalnacke (

Image courtesy of Micah McDowell