Not Unredeemed

… living the beautiful tension between what is, and what will be …

God’s Goodness


Agony ripped through my heart as I hiked through all pathways strewn with golden, red and brown leaves. The sun shone brightly but it did little to warm my soul. I’d never felt this alone – how could my heart still be beating if it was this broken?

Rounding the corner I stumbled upon the most beautiful setting. Even amidst the pain my heart could not help be arrested by it’s beauty.

Gazing down the path I could not see an end too, I paused as the Lord whispered words that pierced my soul.

“Katie, this path is like My goodness. There are rocky places and rough spots. There is a place to rest and beauty. You cannot see where it is going, but it is good.”

Those words dug into my wound and debrided* it.  They alternately frustrated me, grieved me, gave me joy and vision. They were the foundation of my healing and basis of the ministry the Lord has called me to. And they were true.

Years later I still cannot fully see where this path of life I’m on is going, but He is good. And in His goodness He is faithful. I will always thank Him for paths.

*Debrideing is the process where they scrape the insides of a deep wound to irritate it to keep it healing from the bottom up and not just scar and close over with a hole underneath leaving room for infection later.

5 Minute Friday Prompt: Path. From The Gypsy Momma – Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking, come join the fun!

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Author: notunredeemed

Jesus follower, people lover, truth scribbler. Addicted to pain (growth). Passionate about relationships, identity and the transforming power of Christ.

4 thoughts on “God’s Goodness

  1. Hmmm…. beautiful. Painful but beautiful. ❤

  2. Katie, I needed to read this post today. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you often. We need to sip coffee & share hearts sometime this summer.

  3. Pingback: I Lack Nothing « Not Unredeemed


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