Five Minute Friday: Dream

Rules: Write for five minutes, don’t edit (unless you make a really embarrassing spelling error), link up, visit. It’s that simple…and that hard. ~~cue dramatic music~~


It’s still fresh, the break from my abuser, so my mind is still focused on that, probably more than my friends are comfortable with. I think a lot about the dreams I lost, the ones I shared with him, the ones he twisted then destroyed. Some days it’s like living all the abuse over again.

Lately, however, I’ve noticed that this is slowly becoming less and less. With much prayer (both by me and by those around me) and much Scripture reading and study, the darkness is lifting. And what I see as the light comes is that my dreams are not dead at all. They are merely reformulated. Though they will never be what I had envisioned at the beginning of my life and marriage, and that will always be a brand of pain on my heart, they are becoming something more, something greater. They are slowly becoming God’s in a way I could never have imagined.

Each day is another day I have to face the cold, hard facts of what my ex did, and continues to do. But each day I see, more and more, that the dreams I had for a godly family serving the Lord together could never be killed. Altered from my original idea, yes, but God will never allow evil to destroy a person’s dreams to simply serve Him. In God’s world, good always triumphs over the evils that men do, it often just takes longer than we expect.



2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Dream

  1. Hugs to you. God just loves you so much and He’s so good at taking broken dreams and making them new and creating beauty from ashes and peace from pain. God is so good. Life hurts at times and isn’t easy, but God hangs on and never lets go.

    Have a happy Friday and a blessed weekend.

    I had to giggle at your disclaimer for fixing really bad spelling errors! 🙂

  2. The Lord knows the plans He has for us and they are not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11 – I’m sure you’re well-acquainted). This is no platitude. “In God’s world, good always triumphs over the evils that men do, it often just takes longer than we expect.” So true. May He continue to triumph in your life.

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