Five Minute Friday :: Blue

Today I am writing with for 5 minutes, freely expressing myself without worrying about my inner editor telling me what to do, and linking up with others who are doing the same thing! If you'd like to do this too, click here for more info.

Today's prompt is:


"It is a good thing to be without a trouble; but it is a better thing to have a trouble, and know how to get grace enough to bear it."  ~Charles Spurgeon

Knowing how to get grace enough to bear my trouble, now that is something to actively work toward. That is a good type of striving. 

Trying to remember the contented sigh of the blue-sky days, when the clouds roll in—that is a challenge worth accepting.

I am not good at walking in grace.

I am quick to whine. I complain. I grumble. I'm impatient. I accept good because I'm tired of waiting for something better. And then I whine some more when it isn't what I really wanted.

Today was a blue-sky day. And I struggled to relax in contentment. That is what grace-less living does—it steals your blue-sky peace, makes you focus on the wrong things. Skews your perspective.

But, as Spurgeon said, trouble is better if through it we learn to seek grace, grow in grace.

"...grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," (2 Peter 3:18 NASB).

How can something grow, if I don't feed it? Am I feeding grace in my life? How would that look?


  1. Selena, this is so thought-provoking, especially the verse and questions at the end of your post. This is going to stick with me and I'll be pondering how to feed grace in my own life in the days to come. Thanks for writing and sharing your thoughts! And thanks for visiting my little FMF spot as well. Blessings, Katy (p.s. I'm a previously homeschooled 20-something Ph.D. student and I am humbled to thank you and all parents who care enough to homeschool your children for giving them a good start to their education :)

    1. Katy,
      Thanks for your kind words, and for stopping by! I wish you the best with your Ph.D.!


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