Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Singing this song Wednesday night in preparation for Sunday’s worship reminded me of heaviness in the hearts of so many that I love. Of heaviness in my heart.

This has been a full week. I find myself reacting and running and restless instead of responding and remaining and resting.

My reactions feel justified. As if somehow I am not where I am supposed to be. The if onlys surface. They are not pretty. Angry tears demand to know WHY?!

Many have been stricken, smitten, and afflicted this week. Many eyes reading this know exactly what I mean.

You know exactly what I mean, because what you love has been stricken from your life. You know because you have been smitten by the unthinkable and are reeling with what to do next. You know because you are afflicted by a malady that will not just go away and leave your body to function in peace. You know.

He knows.

Can you pause and rest here for 5 minutes, soaking in music and Scripture and truth?


Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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