Simple Conversation

Posted: June 24, 2011 by sneakerporndiaries in Uncategorized

Our family got some bad news today which left me and one of my brothers stuck for words.  That in and of itself is quite the statement considering the fact all four of us have terminal cases of quick-wit-disease.

When my little brother and I spoke this afternoon, ideas of what could be done to remedy the situation began to flow through the phone.  We’re a lot alike, he and I.  We tend to want to “fix” a situation, usually because we’re on the outside looking in.  Something told me though this is a situation that can’t be “fixed” (in the sense I’m trying to describe).  And as much as we can imagine the sunny side at the end of the rainbow, our family is still reeling from the news – and I expect will be for a while.

Today became a stark realization of how we’re not immune.  I feel horrible and wish there were something I could do, say or even write down to make them feel better.  I can pray, have a talk with God.  I can ask others to talk to God, too.  I started to think that just praying was completely trivial, but as I was jotting all this down I was reminded of something.

A simple conversation with God saved a sinner in Sodom, saved a family from a flood,  saved a brother from death; saved an entire nation from a madman, and…saved me.  If having a simple conversation with God can turn the world it’s ear, then maybe my simple conversation with God can turn a painful situation into a time to rejoice in change.


“If My people, who are called by My Name…”

  1. Carol says:

    Traci, we all think we can fix things and we want to do it now, but we all seem to forget that there is one if we give it to him can fix anything!!!! Of course it may not be as fast as we want or what we think can be done, but in the end we see his mighty touch and see his purpose for us or our family.You are right talk to God, and lay it as his feet. I will be praying for you and your family. Love Carol

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