Thursday, January 28, 2016

Five Minute Friday: Quiet



That's our prompt word for this week. 

Quiet. I find the irony in that, I really do. 

My life is anything but quiet. With four kids I think it's actually impossible to have quiet. Except for now of course. Late at night when I can only hear their soft breaths and occasional murmuring from whatever dream they are lost in. This is the time when I should embrace the quiet. But you see, it never really comes. 

Now, instead of peace, all I can hear are the million thoughts scrambling through my head. The anxiety of what the path in front of us looks like, of what the future holds. The fear of mistakes that we have not yet made and the steps we have not yet taken. The what if's and maybe's and even the I don't knows. All of it, swirling in my head, making me dizzy and afraid and alone. 

So badly I want to just lay it all at His feet. I know this is what I should do and I try, oh God knows I try. But I find myself picking it back up again and again. It's a daily struggle for me. Some days I am successful and some days I am not.

So badly I want to just reach up and take His hand and allow Him to pull me from these deep waters. So badly I want to just fall into the comfort of His quiet and awaiting arms and surrender this struggle to Him once and for all....


I am linking up with Kate and an awesome group of ladies for Five Minute Friday where we write unedited and unscripted for five minutes on a prompt word. If you would like to learn more and join us please follow the link above. 


  1. Thank you for your honesty! I don't have kids, but I know the thought that quiet doesn't come easy. You can't just switch off your thoughts. It is really a practice and needs a lot of time. And quiet doesn't always mean to do nothing at all. May you find time here and there to do sth YOU love and that relaxes you!
    Your FMF neighbor

  2. Hi, Amber, Oh, I can soooo relate. The weekends should be relaxing and rejuvenating, right? My house is like a train station with doors slamming, dog barking, kids begging for screens and food and can I have so and so over? There are seasons and times where it just doesn't come unless we take a few moments early or late or in the middle of the night. I'm so glad God hears our honest laments. Thank you for sharing. -Christina

  3. I do that, too. The quiet time of night finds me deep in thought sometimes. I pray that you will be able to surrender it all to Him. Have a blessed week.

    ~#117 this wk