by Texas Homesteader
There’s so much on my mind that I’ve struggled to sleep the last several nights. I roll over restlessly & glance at the clock – 2:45 a.m. With a sigh I slip from beneath the sheet and come into the living room to peer out the window.
Yes I love this place where we live, it’s so beautiful here and it touches my heart in ways no other place I’ve ever lived has. I silently open the door & step barefoot outside to clear my restless mind. The cool of the night rests gently on my face. The near-full moon is so bright it casts dappled shadows under the trees. A cacophony of crickets serenades me from places unseen, the deep-croaking frogs keeping perfect time from the pond.
It’s amazing to me to think about the life that is so vibrantly active out here while the world sleeps. And as I stand there immersed in the sensations I struggle to take it all in. Somewhere in the distance a lone coyote call echos through the creek bottoms – I’ve always loved their lonesome call.
I look up and can clearly see a wispy cloud floating silently by, perfectly illuminated by the bright glow of the moonlight as a young calf calls out softly from our nearby barn pasture. It’s at this time that I feel the unmistakable presence of God saying ‘ “It’s OK child, I’m here with you”. And I’m immediately comforted in the same way a fearful child is comforted by a loving parent.
Fear and worries are just a part of being human sometimes and there’s not a way to get around it. But during this one-on-one time with my Father I realize that He’s by my side every step of the way.
As I glance around one more time, savoring one more deep breath of that cool fresh air, I once again feel at peace. Although I started out frustrated that sleep had alluded me, I’m glad that I didn’t miss this moment alone with God as I return inside with a renewed sense of calm. I silently slide back into bed, feeling very loved as I quickly drift off to sleep.
More about my healing journey:
- In Sickness & In Health
- The Love Of God Through The Love Of Others
- Witness In The Strangest Places
- A Restless Night & Comfort Received
- The Garden That LOVE Planted
- Pretty In Pink: Going Too Far?
- Relay For Life = HOPE
Other Inspirational Posts
- Many Flowers Make For A More Beautiful Bouquet
- Why Can’t We All Get Along With Our Fellow Humans??
- Generosity Shouldn’t Be Judgemental: Just Show Love
- My Journey May Not Be YOUR Journey: And That’s OK!
- The Power Of Love: Helping Neighbors In Need
- Gossip: Words Really CAN Hurt!
…and MANY MORE!
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