Dandelions and Daisies
Written by Stasia Nielsen
When did life become so complicated? How did I get from making a wish while blowing on dandelions to panting for breath while rushing through the grocery store? When did I go from beauty to brokenness and where will I find the time to finish the never ending tasks that daily consume my thoughts? Hectic stole happiness and the daily cares of life left me with weary arms and a heavy heart. It seems so very unfair.
Shaken to the very core of our beings, we wonder if life can ever be what it once was.
Jesus longs to be more than the calm after the storm in our lives. He promised to be the calm throughout the storm. When we live a life devoted to following Christ, He can turn our brokenness in beauty once more. Even twice more. As a matter of fact, His mercies and grace are new every morning.
So, will you be dancing in the daisies or dragging through the dirt today? Here are some scriptures you can cling to in the midst of the distractions of the day.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22 (NLT)
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:1-4 (NLT)