A Flower’s Fragrance

Yesterday, my husband brought me a little jasmine from our “oasis” outside… it was beautiful! I love these little flowers. They have become some of my favorites. The fragrance from them, is simply amazing. However, sadly, the one he gave me seemed to be scentless.

“How sad is that,” I thought, “the poor flower has no scent. It seems kind of pointless.”

Then my husband came back in picked up the flower, smelled it and proclaimed, “Wow, these sure do smell the amazing.”

I was confused. 

So I tried again.

I still couldn’t smell it… at all!

As I sat reading I started thinking about the reasons why I couldn’t smell it. I guess my nose is a little stuffy. Maybe, the AC is really messing with me. 

Even though I can’t smell the scent from the flower, it doesn’t mean it is not there.

One thing was clear… the flower did in fact have a lovely fragrance. There was nothing wrong with this flower. The flower was perfect in every way. There was just something coming in between the scent and my nose.

Just a little later, I was thinking and praying.

This year has been quite a tough one. For some reason, I just feel far and weak and alone. Spiritually, physically, and mentally I just feel down. I know that these are just feelings and not “the truth. I know that I am not alone. Not only am I blessed to have my husband, friends, and family who brings me flowers and encouragement, but I have an amazing and all powerful God who is the maker of heaven and earth. I have a God who has promised to never leave me nor forsake me.

Yet, I find myself wondering… 
Am I too far for Him to hear me?
Am I not worth His effort?
Is He too busy for me?
Is He…

My train of thoughts lead me to questioning Him. They lead me to questioning and even at times doubting Him. Wondering what is wrong with Him…

Even though I can’t smell the scent from the flower, it doesn’t mean it is not there.

Why is it so easy to doubt Him?
Why do I so desperately need to “feel” Him to know He is there?
Why can’t I trust Him the way He deserves to be trusted?

The truth is, He is here.
This is where faith comes in.
This is when being in His Word is the only option.

Romans 8:38

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


About desireunleashed

Prone to wonder Lord I feel it, prone to leave the One I love. Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for thy throne above.
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