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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

~The Ocean Series~ Distressed Wood

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Distressed Wood.

My husband and I have vacationed on a certain beach a few times in the past. Each year we walked along the beach looking for a distressed wooden love seat that was left on the sand.  Each time we saw it, it was more distressed than the year before.

Many things that are left out in the salt water and wind become distressed.  Docks, dock posts, iron…  All of these show the wear of time, and were all once new. Now they seem authentic.  Pain and time have brought on wear and tear.

Funny how we age and feel like we may be distressed or “past our prime.”  You may be retired, an “empty nester”, a wife left alone after the death of a beloved spouse…..

Why even the most wonderful beach houses are older and  full of distressed furniture and wares.  They have a story to tell.  They mattered and were useful to many over the years.   

The same holds true for people.  Your retirement is proof that you made a mark on the world and worked hard in your career.  Your empty nest is an indication that you have helped raise a generation that can now go out in the world on their own. The death of a spouse can be a testimony to how much you have loved and were loved.

You are still valuable.  A season of life might have passed, but a new one is now ahead of you. Our flaws may have been exposed, our pain obvious.  We ourselves may be distressed…but could they be marks of learning and living this life?

We are loved by Abba Father and can still used in ways we never thought possible!

And remember people actually buy things that look distressed when they aren’t! Hmmmmm…

~Be Encouraged Today~

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 57 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer, part time office manager, part time writer... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 41 years, married 38 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we are going to become grandparents to a baby girl in August!! First time grandparents and we are over the moon! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

4 thoughts on “~The Ocean Series~ Distressed Wood

  1. I usually refer to myself as nearing my expiration date…or best used by. ha But that sound too ominous. I think I’ll call myself “distressed’ … happier image of someone that’s aged with time rather than gone bad like milk. ha
    Great post!

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  2. Brilliant Tammy, I love this series. You are so discerning that you find Spiritual applications in every facet of life (just as I do with the correlation of nutrition and Biblical Truth) Keep up the inspirational great work!

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    • Thanks Ellie. Isn’t it amazing how God allows us “the desires of our heart” as we “delight in Him!” You love nutrition, I love encouraging and the ocean….and we Love Him with all our heart, mind and soul. We all need encouraged in this old world! Love you friend! Have a great weekend!

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