Lisa-Jo Baker has a blog that I love to read. She has this thing on Fridays – Five Minute Friday. You guessed it; write for five minutes straight. No editing. No re-do. She gives the topic and you just write. Then you link it up to her site, comment on the other link-er before you and boom-hundreds of bloggers are writing about the same subject on the same day.

Today’s Topic: GRASP


Dear Lord Jesus, this is hard. I’m always on edge, yet try to push it away, push it away. I can’t think about everything or I’ll drown, I’ll fall, I’ll quit.

Why? Why? Why? How long? How long? How long?

I’m slipping into the pit again. I feel like I’m losing my mind. I can’t grasp your thoughts, your plan. I don’t see how this is going to end and how this is working for my good, for your glory.

Yet, I know you hold me tighter. You know all things more than I can understand. Your thoughts are not mine and your ways are not mine. Knowing all these things does not make it easier at every moment. Peace is fleeting when all the arrows are closing in. Remind me again.

Why do you love me so? How tight is your grasp? Please tell me again that it’s going to be okay.  Please tell me that my family is going to make it; that we’ll all be okay.

Please hold them tighter than me. Please let them feel you more than me. Please give them your love more than me.

I’m holding and loving them more than myself.  If you have them in your hands and I’m holding tightly to them, then I’ll know you’ve got me in your grasp too.



7 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Grasp

  • September 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh Sweet friend, He does have you in His grasp. Right in the palm of His hand actually. “For He knows the plans He has for you – plans to prosper you (and your family) and not to harm, for a hope and a future” Jer. 29:11 (translation mine). 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your prayer today. May you and your family be abundantly blessed!
    ps…I’m so glad you were before me on the FMF list…

  • September 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I have a lump in my throat after reading your story with Danny. Looks like I’m a bit older than you but feeling in control and helpless about the loss of control over things has always been a thorn in my side. Even though we feel like we are floundering, drowning down here even…you are so right. We are in His grasp. Most importantly, those we love are too. Your story and blog blessed me today. Thank you Allison.

  • September 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Whew. Praying for you to feel His grasp on you and yours in a new, fresh way today.

  • September 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I love your transparency and more than that, your willingness to BE transparent. . . Your journey is such a challenge – it is overwhelming to our eyes. My prayer for you today is that you will take the time to “rest” in Him; read your Jesus Calling for today. . . when I read it today, my thoughts were of you. . .you are not alone. . . you have not been abandoned. . you have been bought with a great price and are safe in Him. Read Psalm 27. . . it is my favorite one. See yourself on that rock – you are surrounded by love and peace today is my prayer – I love you, Mom

  • September 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    This prayer/post is a powerful testament to your grasp of God’s great great love for you and your family. You are an inspiration. Your faith is, as well. I’m so glad you linked up at Five Minute Friday!

  • September 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    After reading your post today, my first thought was this, sometimes you must let go of your grasp in order that God can take over, be in control and rescue you and your loved ones. His grasp is strong, unwavering and He will never let up or let go. I love you deeply and am so very touched by your testimony. Love, Aunt Kaki.

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