Skip to main content

Crushed but Not Destroyed

* Photo from Wizard of Oz*

 Hard pressed on every side would be an understatement for me over the last several weeks. I feel like this picture minus the ruby slippers.........


I feel like I have a huge house sitting on me, crushing me, unable to move and no ability to breathe......

This house ,that sits on me, is reminding me of all my past failures and mistakes in life.....
Squeezing me from all sides......
Showing me my child is stepping on to that same road I walked so many years ago.

When I show the enemy he can not get to me personally, He goes after the next best thing....
My loved ones.
He will remind me of my past choices in life, my hardships and mistakes and whisper I am to blame for my child's choices......

The last few days my emotions have been all over the place......
Happy, sad, angry, fear and frustration.

Happy comes from a new season that is opening in my families life....
Sad for the ending of one.....
Anger from  choices that are being made.... ( the anger comes from my fear of these choices)
Frustration from knowing what the out come will be and can not change the mind of my loved one.

This morning I woke up asking God to remove this house from me.......
My stress level has reached it's peak and beyond......
I asked for peace that surpasses all understanding......

And then just when I think I can't take another breath....
When my legs just feel as though they are planted in cement.....
He, my daddy God, gives me the words meant for my heart today.


Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

And my icing on the cake came from reading Ashley's blog this morning over at  " This Southern Girl's Heart."  What a blessing to my heart and soul!!!

 (You can read her blog Here  ......pop over and be blessed)

My daddy God in His enormous love for me spoke to my heart this morning and is removing this house that was sent to destroy me, and giving me victory in His name over my circumstances.

The old me, the one who in the pass would not let go in her life, has no room here anymore.....
The new me, the one who wants nothing but God's plans, is letting go of this house and believing no matter how the enemy comes in to try and take me out.........

I, nor my loved ones, will NOT be destroyed, We will be a testimony of God's work in our lives!!!

 He is working in all our lives and I promise, no matter the size of the "house"  you feel sitting on you, He is working on your behalf as well!!!

 I may not have "ruby" slippers but I am breathing today :)
I may have been crushed.....
BUT I am not destroyed!!! :)


2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

* I take no credit for photos used in this blog*


  1. You just have a beautiful heart! I loved this so much!

    1. Thank you sweet girl!!! Have a blessed weekend :))

  2. Lot's of people say that God doesn't give us more than we can handle.. But I think He gives us plenty that we can't handle; by ourselves.. But with Him, we can handle anything..
    This was a wonderful post!

    1. Ohhh Ren you are so right!!! I agree with you 100%
      Thank you for your encouraging words!!!

      Blessings :))

  3. Amen and PTL! Hang in there sister! Life is hard. But He is our rock! I'll be praying for you and your family!
    I found you next to me at leaving a Legacy. Your Title called to me. I often feel crushed, but will not be destroyed!

    1. Hi Sylvia!! Thank you for your encouraging words!! I am so glad you found me and popped in for a visit :))
      Thank you for your prayers :))

      God Bless you!!!

  4. I pray this new season will give you hope and joy. You describe the weight of things on your so vividly. I love the new look at the blog - it's beautiful! God's greatest blessings to you today!

    1. Thank you Brenda!! Your love, support and prayers mean the world!! You are such a blessing to me!!

      Blessings toyou my friend!! :))

  5. Hey Stacey! What an awesome post my friend! Just when we think we can't take anymore...He steps in and takes over! What an AWESOME God we serve! Thanks so much for the reminder lovely lady! Btw...I LOVE the new look Stacey! Have a blessed week! XOXOXO

    1. Thank you my sweet friend!!! You are always such a encourager to me and for me!!!
      Have a blessed week as well :))



Post a Comment

Your Sweet Comments Are Loved~

Popular posts from this blog

When My Puzzle Pieces Do Not Fit

Putting a puzzle together can be fun, enjoyable and somewhat a relaxing time when the pieces all fit correctly the first time.  However when it is a puzzle with thousands of little pieces that require a great deal of time trying to figure out what piece goes where it can become frustrating, at least for me. Many times I have had to rely on the box top picture to navigate me through the placing of each piece and even that process can be irritating. Eventually the pieces do all fit exactly the way they were created to fit and the perfect picture is formed.It is a victory of sorts for me as patience is not my best quality.

 But what about when our life's pieces are not fitting together?

I had this certain picture I created in my mind, a picture how my own pieces were to fit together, my perfect box top per say. However the pieces I chose I could not force them to fit. No matter how I placed them, pushed them together, they still would not connect. My box top picture was not the pr…

She Shut The Door And Poured

2 Kings 4:5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.   2 Kings chapter 4 tells the story of a widow woman on the verge of losing her sons to pay off the debits owed. With creditors on their way to take her only means of future support, she cries out to the prophet Elisha. Following his instructions, vessels are gathered and the little bit of oil she has begins to flow in abundance..... after she shuts the door. With many vessels now full, she is able to sell the oil, pay the debits owed and her sons remain with her. She shut the door and poured it out....... Those words erupt in my heart. A Godly woman she was. she poured her heart out and her needs were met. But she shut the door! Too many times in life I have a need , a wanting, a desire but yet can not hear what the Lord would say all because I have left the door open; a open door allowing the voices of the world to pour into my heart and not the promises …

Sifting Before the Shifting

I have been hearing the Lord say " shift" for the last year.  Shift in the atmosphere, shift in our nation, shift in the church, and a shift in me.  When I think about the word shift, I see a grand swope of the hand of God moving all into a direction of peace and wholeness.I believe without a doubt He is doing so, however I never once entertained the though He'd have to do some sifting.... sifting in me.

Sifting is a process, a two part process, when sifting wheat. First comes the threshing, the beating of the grain using a flail. Second part is the winnowing, throwing the mixture in the air allowing the wind to blow away the lighter chaffs and the heavier grains to fall back down for recovery.  I take a closer look at this process and begin to meditate on how it applies to my life.

The threshing  is the process of removal; removing those things which will cause me to stumble.When God begins to remove, He does so with the intent of replacing; replacing with those thin…