from shard to lovely

Seaglass

shards
tumbled
smoothed
worn
beautiful

do you resemble this process?

shards of brokenness….
hurt
despair
loneliness
grief
unanswered questions

tossed around like a wave…
tumbled
overcome
knocked down

the rough and sharp edges smoothed…
trials
growth
maturity
the crud

worn…
tired
exhausted
paralyzed
powerless

beauty…
because of the waves of despair
the tossing around of emotions
the powerlessness and paralysis
the grief
the questions

the slickness
the shininess
the polished appearance disappears
and is replaced by
frosted beauty
telltale marks of the journey and the struggle

now…do you resemble this process?

the beauty of sea glass
the agonizing process of becoming

you see, that’s where I am….
in the middle of the agonizing process
and aren’t we always?
constantly being worn and tumbled
waves crashing down
all with a purpose
to remove the rough stuff
to soften our edges
to grow us into beauty

I see it
in my friendships
my family
my job
my relationship with God

His purpose is greater than what my eyes can take in
His love consumes
His grace envelops

He takes the fragments, the shards of my life and tosses and tumbles and rounds the edges off and creates  something beautiful…not perfect, but lovely.

tumbling, learning…God’s unforced rhythms of grace…

I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

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