five minute friday: GROWING

Today the word is growing.

Last night as the thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed, I laid in bed and went back to sleep.

I grew.

I realized this morning that I had grown one more inch out of my fear. One more step into the light and out of the darkness of worrying. The storm was mild compared to most that drive through here, but it was enough that a few months ago I would have been driven out of my warm bed to sit staring at a computer screen to see when the storm would pass.

Last night I slept.

This is growing…when we move from one place to another. Some plants grow and you can see their growth immediately. Other plants grow steadily and small.

My fear is diminishing. Not at the rate I would want, but it is growing smaller. And I am grateful. Grateful to the One that is taking this fear and worrying and anticipation and anxiety and replacing it with Him.

Nothing more than Him. But oh, what a fertilizer He is.


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  1. How wonderful. I know it can be so hard to trust in the midst of fear, but as we trust Him, we grow, don’t we?

    Thanks for your kind words over at my blog, too.

  2. I love how you were able to see and celebrate your growth and His hand with you…no small feat. It is always one step at a time and you’re doing it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Isn’t it beautiful….and nothing short of amazing…how HIS perfect love begins to cast out all our fears?! Praising God with you for this victory, this triumph!


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