{Five Minute Friday} Bare

Ecclesiastes 3:11, Click for Source

Ecclesiastes 3:11, Click for Source

{Today I’m joining the wonderful LisaJo of thegypsymama and a beautiful community of bloggers for the 5 minute Friday writing prompt. Today the word is BARE.}

Lately, I’ve been feeling very bare.

I think my daily surrendering to God has something to do with it. For the first time in my life, I am addressing my fears, mistakes, and errors in front of God.

Yes, I know that He sees it all. The bible tells us so. And frankly, in my relationship with Him, I know that He knows. I can tell by what I learn in prayer and what just appears in my path. {You all know what I’m saying, right?!}

But I do believe there is something to be said for laying it all in front of him – going bare. And there is a special intimacy created by giving everything to Him – your good, bad, and really, really ugly.

Yes, I think my relationship with God has been strengthened by being painfully honest about my life. Sometimes it is really hard though … and I wait for the healing. And in some areas, I am still waiting.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV

The beauty I’m discovering is that God meets us wherever we are. And I know that He will make it all beautiful in its time. And for this, I am so thankful.

 He creates beauty in our “bareness.” Thank you God.

wishing you hope, joy, and peace,


Five Minute Friday

P.S. There will be a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on my blog on Tuesday, February 12th. Please check back!


6 thoughts on “{Five Minute Friday} Bare

  1. Osheta Moore says:

    I love your line about bringing the good, the bad, and really, really ugly. That’s so encouraging and honest. I know exactly what you’re talking about when prayer and your journey meet to reveal God’s character and knowledge of you even clearer. I’m praying for you to be filled with his presence where you feel bare. So glad I visited your site for today’s FMF.


    • hopejoypeace says:

      Osheta, thank you so much for your warm comments and your prayer. They are much appreciated. And thank you for visiting. I hope you come back. I enjoy your site as well — very encouraging. Blessings to you!


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