Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Life, Told By Arella

Sometimes we fall down.  It hurts and many times it leaves a mark, maybe even a scar.

Sometimes after the fall we try to play tough, hold in the hurt, and put on a face that makes everyone think we're stronger than the pain.

Sometimes we just feel like we're trapped.

Sometimes we put on such a good show that people don't realize buried deep the pain still lingers.

Sometimes we just want to blend in so people won't notice.

Sometimes it just makes us want to curl up and pretend like it never happened.

But there is one thing that can change it all...

When out of the depths we cry out to the Lord, He hears us.

He is our strength when we are weak.  He carries us through the storm.

He cleanses us of our messes because we can't do it ourselves.

He rescues us.

He gives us rest.

When He begins to do these things in our lives, we try hard to figure it all out.

Sometimes it feels like God puts too big of a task in front of us.

It can be intimidating and feel like a wild ride.

But God says He will equip us.

He gives us friends to support us, encourage us, and hold us accountable.

God will make beautiful music of our lives....

When we trust Him enough to get out of the boat...

And walk with Him.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a results of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
- Ephesians 2:8-10


  1. Laura, I LOVE this. I got all teary eyed. These pictures totally capture the emotions we adults have gotten so good at faking. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thanks ladies. It just struck me looking at her pictures on night. I had about 50 I wanted to use but then I remembered this is a blog not a picture novel :)