But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me,

so that the message might be preached full through me,

and that all the Gentiles might hear.

Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2 Timothy 4:17


I’m scared.

I’m confused.

I’m not sure what to do.


give this all to You.

I can’t control this outcome.

At one time

I really thought, was convinced even,

I could.

It is obvious though

the only one who can

is You.

Perhaps if I let go

I quit trying to control

things will settle a bit

turn on a dime

change just in time.


if I do


if they don’t

then I have to know

You are still on Your throne

You are still the faithful God

You are still the One in charge.

And you have a plan I cannot see

You have a way I do not comprehend

in the midst of all this

I just have to raise my hand

grab hold of You

go wherever this is leading

even if

it’s not the way I thought it’d be.


~Marcie Bridges
©8, January 2020


The day began dreary, wet from rain and intense with wind. I wondered if God was weeping with me as I realized the miracle I had been waiting on—expecting with my whole heart—would not come that day.


At least, that’s what I was believing. There was no sign of a miracle in the making.


Frantically, I grabbed what I needed, got in the car, and cried all the way to the venue. “This isn’t the it’s to be Lord, but I trust You anyway,” I repeated over and over.


Days before this, I had fully given the situation over to the Lord through the poem I have shared here. I had fully let go to let God do what He was going to do. That doesn’t mean I liked the outcome or was happy.


A couple of hours later, absolutely feeling crazy and in need of help, I texted my husband. He called me, reassured me, and helped me calm down. Together we came up with a plan, and I finally felt the day coming together a bit more.


With God’s help, and my best friend by my side, I found strength for the battle ahead.


And therein came the miracle. We surrounded my younger daughter with love and urged her to please just try. For her own sake she needed to try.


We all cried as we watched my oldest daughter say her vows to her groom and we marveled at the miracle of our younger daughter being there to see her sister get married. And, even more miraculous, suddenly the sun came out and shone during the entire ceremony.

God had parted the sea for one daughter to walk through and parted the cloudy heavens in glorious light for the other to relish as her family, her WHOLE family, watched her give herself to the man of her dreams. I give God all the praise and the glory!


Miracles still happen. I just saw one. Just because we can’t see it coming, we have no idea how it is going to happen, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.


And while waiting for the miracle to happen, let God strengthen you. He has not left you. He is standing right beside you to help you and be your strength so that you will be able to share the good news of the Gospel to others and the faithfulness of our God.


From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 🙂




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