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MOVING

We moved today.

We had so much love, help and support. I was blown away, again, and experienced the feeling of an embrace of hope, as I have often during this challenge.

I feel carried by the strength of others most times right now. And I am grateful.

I seek to be led by the wisdom of the Lord,

instill His Word and promises into my children,

brag on His faithfulness,

and give praise for His helping hand that He offers when He uses the hands of others.



Moving got me thinking about moving.

Wider sentence -

Moving (to our home) got me thinking about moving (forward).



I was left to ask myself if I really was moving.

Was I moving my feet, like stepping in place, but not going anywhere?



There are so many things in life that we cannot do anything about. This stems from freewill, our own shortcomings, circumstances, and the faults of others.


So... What do we do?

Answer: We acknowledge some basic truths.


  • We can change ourselves but not others.

  • We can control our own actions but not those of others.

  • We cannot stop ourselves from being hurt but we can choose when to allow healing to begin.

  • We cannot make others love but we can choose to love and choose to show love.


Life carries the unexpected ignorances of others, whose faults and failures impact and damage us.


--- What makes us rise from a hard blow is catching our breath, making a determination to rise and then acting on it.

--- What makes us move is time, often to regain our footing, making a determination to take a step and then acting on it.



Denzel Washington said, "Just because you're doing a lot more doesn't mean you're getting a lot more done. Don't confuse movement with progress."

He referenced jogging in place.

Yes, you're moving. But you're not moving.



We moved today.

New area. New rooms. New home. Boxes. Memories. Tears. Love. Hugs. Weakness. Strength. Exhaustion. Encouragement.



I moved today.

I took a breath. I leaned -hard- on God and the arms of others.

I lifted my foot and, instead of placing it straight back down, I inched it forward.

It hurt. It was scary. It was hard.

But I knew that I wasn't going to fall.

So, I moved today.



I pray that you will find the courage to move when you've been struck still by the pains of this life, the flaws of people, circumstances or difficulties.

I pray that you will find your breath when you've been knocked down. And that you will rise again.

I pray that you keep your focus on the Lord - where strength and love are birthed from.



Exodus 17:9-12

"So Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.'

So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."



Habakkuk 3:17-19,

"Though the fig tree should not blossom,

nor fruit be on the vines,

the produce of the olive fail

and the fields yield no food,

the flock be cut off from the fold

and there be no herd in the stalls,

yet I will rejoice in the Lord;

I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

God, the Lord, is my strength;

he makes my feet like the deer's;

he makes me tread on my high places."



Isaiah 40:28-31,

"Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

His understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint,

and to him who has no might He increases strength.

Even youths shall faint and be weary,

and young men shall fall exhausted;

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary;

they shall walk and not faint."





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annetteziesch
Jul 30, 2023

Sarah, you continually amaze me in your writings, it’s obvious that God has gifted you with the ability to pour your heart and insight out thru a ”pen”. I have shared your blog with a few close friends who are walking in your shoes, but in other circumstance. I pray your words of comfort reach into their hearts as you have mine! Fighting the good fight with you my friend! ❤️

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sjwright2worship
Jul 31, 2023
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Thank you so much. I am so grateful for how faithful God is. He truly never fails. Thank you for sharing this with others!

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