Friday, January 31, 2014

Hero: #FiveMinuteFriday

As women we spend most of our lives waiting for a hero to come along. Be it a loving father, a faithful husband or any other who can rescue us. But for most of us our hero never shows up and if he does he doesn’t live up to the "Prince Charming" standards we’ve imagined or been fed by society.

And even in the day to day aren’t there times you wish someone would come and rescue you? From the minutia of day to day life? From troubles, loss, and suffering? Or just take you away for a few brief moments? But our hero never comes.

We find ourselves looking for validation in relationships and careers and sometimes even ourselves. But we are still lost. Still waiting for rescue. Still wandering about like a princess in search of her prince. And he doesn’t come.

So it is true. That there is a God-sized hole in all of us. And all our searching, working, waiting, and striving will never fill it. But He can. He will. He does. When we stop looking for rescue and start looking toward The Rescuer. When we stop looking for escape and start looking toward Him.

We can fall into His arms. He is always waiting. The Hero we’ve spent our lives longing for. 

Five Minute Friday

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  1. Hello Joy,
    I am following you from LIsa Jo. And yes that is the way I feel - no one person can be my hero - that would be an idol - We look to Jesus as the One and Only Hero. I love the "God-sized hole" you mentioned. Especially today as we had results from an echo cardiogram that showed the new little girl (in utero) does NOT have a hole in her heart as was diagnosed. I know Jesus healed her in the last 2 weeks. I felt a tremendous peace this morning after I had prayed in the Spirit for an hour - I knew for sure before my daughter came out of the room and said, "no hole". Don't you just love it.

    1. Praise God for the health of your granddaughter!

  2. I so relate to wanting to be rescued by a mortal hero.... I'm so thankful God is there for me always. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. Great job with your writing voice. Such true words! Keep it up! Pray you are finding 'hope' in your days!!!