boatsFor some strange reason I love taking pics of boats. I snapped this one last friday night when my girlfriends and I were eating at Cobalt. One of my FAVS at Orange Beach. It was the perfect weather to be sitting outdoors and watching the boats come in at sunset under the Bay Bridge.

As I was uploading the pics today I saw this particular boat photo and immediately the word “outcast” jumped out at me. The only boat in the picture with a name. Truth is I didn’t see that when I took the pic. I thought to myself that’s sorta what I feel like these days…. An Outcast. Being a widow brings with it a lot of changes, a lot of new feelings, territory that seems like strange land. It’s so much more than just the death of your beloved partner.

After a little bit I began to remember how many other times in life I felt like an outcast. Didn’t quite fit in, wasn’t invited, didn’t feel a part of … You fill in the blank. Have you ever felt like an outcast? Here’s what God’s word says about it. Psalms 147:2-5 He gathers together the outcasts of Israel ( and every other place… I’m adding) He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name (YOUR NAME GOES HERE). Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

pierLove that … Read it again if you need to…..

He heals the brokenhearted, ( that means there is HOPE) He binds up their wounds,( His love covers it all) He is mighty ( all power is in HIM) and He understands. His understanding is infinite.( He gets it and there is no end to Him getting it).

What more could you ask? You are NOT an OUTCAST…..