vicious to vicTORious

Three letters inserted in a word that means spiteful, malicious, hateful… tor. It’s not a much-used word. These 3 little letters, meaning “a high rock, a pile of stones” (Oxford English Dictionary) change the basest attitude to triumph.

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I recently read a devotion by author Lysa Terkeurst about the devil. He does all he can to distract, delude, dissuade, discourage, divert me off track. He wants to make me sad, angry, self-pitying, ungrateful, hopeless, discouraged. And sometimes he is almost successful. The tears he covets are cleansing, not destructive. The more he produces frustrated tears, the more washed my soul. He never wins.

Because of my Rock.

Dorian, as destructive as it was to many places did very little damage to my area. But it did not miss me. Maybe the damage began with last year’s storms and became evident this year. I am among those now waiting for insurance companies, adjusters, appraisers to give me a final word about the roof. But the Rock in my life is my steady, strong anchor. Not a stumbling block. This Rock keeps me on course, gives me hope, strength and encouragement.

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So though repairs are largely a frustrating plan-and-wait, at the mercy of other people and their schedules I cling to the Rock.

No matter how capricious life is, He never leaves.

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He puts His power in me through my faith in Him.

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “vicious to vicTORious

    • Amen!! I thought of you as I wrote this and reflected on the set back from Dorian. Thankful God is with us in every detail of our lives. Thank you for your prayers.

  1. oh so sorry…
    am so glad you are safe though

    yes it is very tough to be patient
    after a weather disaster, te worst is not having running water

    cant bathe, cant drink or cook, wash clothes, and cant even clean the debris because of lack of water

    so i am glad u are not without water friend

    and are able to access internet to share with us

    🌈💟🐟

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