Wednesday Words

The husband and I have had a few things going on recently and last night came to a realisation. One which was scary and upsetting but that we know with the wonderful support of my family, once we finally tell them all, we will get through, together, somehow.

I woke up early this morning feeling more refreshed than I had in a long time. Worried still as it will be a long, difficult road ahead but I was reminded of the "Serenity Prayer"; one which so many of us are familiar of just the first verse but I knew that the original was longer so I decided to look it up and share it today.

"God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.


(c) Reinhold Niebuhr 1950

I am not sure of my faith at the moment although I do like to think of a higher power being able to guide me somehow. I guess, for my husband and myself, this a real turning point in us as individuals and as a couple and means a lot of changes which we have already started to talk through.

Mostly though, this for me is about taking each hour, day, week as it comes and not worrying too much about the future which I am unable to control. About learning to let go of mistakes that I've made on the way and accepting that there is nothing I can do about them.

I guess this is the start of a new personal journey that I know will not be without pitfalls.

30 thoughts on “Wednesday Words

  1. Times in our life like this can be so scary and confusing and it can be hard to stop trying to find a solution (I always find this makes me feel a bit dizzy, like my mind is whirring too hard!) and just wait to see how things pan out. I am never 100% sure about my faith either, but I do know that I trust that there is a pattern to it all, whether that means someone or something is directing it or not, and that even if I can't see that now I will hopefully see it soon.

    Keep turning to those who love and support you during this time - my thoughts are with you.
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  2. Sounds like you are having a very tough time at the moment. Living each day as it comes is easier said than done but I hope that you can keep focussed on the 'now' and work through this difficult time step-by-step. Much love xxx
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  3. Lovely post Rachel. Sounds like you're having a tough time at the moment so I hope you're alright. It sounds like you have a great network of people around you. Sending you strength across the interwebs 🙂
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  4. I've not heard that verse before.I hope your getting support for whatever you're going through.You've seem to be going through a bad patch recently.


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