Stones in the River

Stones in the River

Note: This is a post I wrote on an older blog but I wanted to re-feature it here. 

I realize that a lot of my recent posts have been kind of “deep” and so I’m sorry if that bothers you, buttttt it’s just part of my life right now so deal with it. :)

Many things have happened in the past month that have caused me to really self-evaluate who I am, what I want, and where I am going. It’s almost like I have lost myself somewhere and I’m trying to find her again. I think it’s the adjustments and changes that have happened recently, but I have felt stretched beyond explanation in just this past month that I am trying to make sense of it all.

I wanted to share this picture because it is one of my favorites. This was taken in the Palisades in Southeast Idaho. It was a nice relaxing trip and I got to spend it with my best friend in one of my favorite places so it brings good memories.

It also reminds me of one of my favorite songs. It’s called “Stones in the River” by Doug Walker. It’s a beautiful song and I particularly like the chorus and wanted to share it with you:

“Like stones in the river
we are tossed and turned
when the current moves so strong.
But stones in living waters over time
are shaped until the edges are gone.
Polished and smooth, that’s what we will be
if we put ourselves in God’s hands.
Each day of our lives is a gift from the giver
to smooth all the edges
like stones in the river.”

We will be faced with adversity, but if we view it as God’s way of blessing us because He loves us then it makes it just a little bit easier. He is letting us grow and become who He knows we can become. But to be “polished” we have to endure some tossing and turning.