“For You Lord are my refuge”

As I reflect on the season’s thus far this year I am so enchanted with how our Heavenly Father truly clothes each day with gifts of beauty for us to simply enjoy!
In upper Michigan where I live our winter was mild compared to the two before it; Spring was to my great delight was a real Spring this year!
I love Spring and Fall and it seems in recent years I have not had the experience of the season’s being gradual the way I prefer them.
To me Spring should be that time where you are realizing some days you do not have to wear all the lovely warm clothes of real winter’s but it is not time to put them away just yet.

And May in Manistee was truly magnificent; as the April showers had allowed our lovely Spring to turn the earth green. Preparing to slip into Summer.
Just as God my Heavenly Father has allowed me to live where I may enjoy the season’s outdoors He also is teaching me ever so gently to navigate so many changes in my life and the lives of those around me.
The magnificent aging process I long ago learned you can fight it or you can choose to refuge with Lord Jesus and pray He showers you with grace to navigate the changes.
Our sufferings bring acceptance, acceptance brings hope: and our hope will not deceive us, for the Holy Spirit has been poured into our hearts. It is through the same Spirit that we pray:
– Stay with us, Lord, as we sojourn toward our heavenly home with You.
Help us to realize that our troubles are slight and short-lived; they are as nothing compared with the joy we shall have when we reach our home with You Lord Jesus! Amen.

Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom
to mere children. Alleluia! Mt11:25
Please consider sharing a season in your life with us in the comments; We love hearing your thoughts!

About Marie Bride: Avid reader and lover of books from the time I learned my prayers at age three. Passionately in love with the Lover of my soul Lord Jesus our King of Glory! Child of the Heavenly Father, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, great aunt and godmother. Past choir and hand bell member, wife, Catechist teacher, Religious formation teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Christ Renews His Parish participant and team member, high-end retail sales representative, financial advisor and numerous other events and activities.
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18 responses to ““For You Lord are my refuge”

    • Thank You Dava Lynn,
      For taking the time to Bless us with your comment and compliment,
      and may our God continue always to Bless and speak to
      you through His handiwork. Amen.


  1. Wow. I never thought about how God delicately handles the seasons. It reminds me of the verse about the sparrows and how if God provides for them, are we not better than they? Thank you for sharing this with me. I’ve had some troubling time lately and it was truly a blessing.

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    • Yes Hanna God is such a loving provider and it is such a privilege
      to have you share a comment with us! Love, Blessings and prayers
      to you and yours Hanna


  2. “The Spirit Touched

    The Spirit touched their lonely hearts. The ones that heard now knew their part. Their eyes open, lips now parted. Hearts on fire, a story started. The Sprit talked in quiet tone, to make them know they weren’t alone. Out the door so they could preach. The Lord’s word they would soon teach.”

    Excerpt From: Bilodeau, Richard. “The Works Of A Simple Man.” iBooks.
    This material may be protected by copyright.

    Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/sFScS.l

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  3. This one is Awesome as well ! ! I have Been going through many ( season’s) or changing times in my life that I am learning more and more that God is still God through those season and He is reaching me to trust in Him through them all . God on the mountain is still God in the valley He will turn those deep,dark,dry, times into something good for me in the long .Blessings,DanaGirl

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    • Oh Dana,
      Thank You for your comment and I agree as I attempt to navigate my learning skills
      in my seasons of transition. The trusting is my new learning experience each and every
      morning just like the sun rise. Thank You Lord God for loving us through it all!
      Blessings Dana!


    • Yes indeed they do Luciana, Thank You for taking time to read and comment!
      May you be showered with Blessings from above!


  4. I’m experiencing a new season. I’ve been a widow for almost three years (Nov. 7) Now I am am in a new relationship with an old friend from high school. The Lord brought us together.
    Now we are waiting to see what is next.

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    • Patricia,
      Changes in our lives like the seasons can really challenge us to grow and lean into our Lord in ways that for me many times feel outside my comfort zone.
      I am so glad to hear you have found someone in your life to share with again I pray that all God’s richest Blessings may abound for you with this old/new relationship, may you experience Joy in the adventure as you journey forth together!


  5. “The magnificent aging process I long ago learned you can fight it or you can choose to refuge with Lord Jesus and pray He showers you with grace to navigate the changes.” I love this, Marie…thanks for the inspiration!!

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  6. “Help us to realize that our troubles are slight and short-lived; they are as nothing compared with the joy we shall have when we reach our home with You Lord Jesus! ” AMEN! I pray, too, that Jesus will continue to give me grace as I grow older. Blessings to you, Marie!

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