You Shall Not Be Overcome

Seattle moon
Seattle moon

Life seems too full right now. Not all bad stuff … just too much of it. Too many opportunities, too many challenges. Sometimes I wonder about how I can handle all that’s getting thrown my my way. God, I ask, are you sure you know what you’re doing?

These are the things God tells me. Just breathe. Stay in the present. Do the next right thing. Trust me. Be grateful.

Julian’s Words

“These words, ‘You shall not be overcome’, were said very loudly and clearly. … God did not say, ‘You shall not be tormented, you shall not be troubled, you shall not be grieved’, but God said, ‘You shall not be overcome.'”

Julian of Norwich
Revelations of Divine Love


Thanks, God, for the gift of life. For the opportunities as well as the challenges. For the blessings as well as the tears. For the love as well as the pain. I’m grateful. Amen.

4 thoughts on “You Shall Not Be Overcome”

  1. I just clicked on “photoblog,” and there was your potato, thriving under adversity. I will be forwarding this to my daughter.

  2. That potato! I know it would be so glad to be an inspiration. I have to laugh at these potatoes and their will to live. Can’t even put them in the compost pile to decompose — they just sprout and keep on going. 😉

  3. Thank you for sharing these and other reflections! In this post and others, you expressed so closely the thoughts I was having that I was amazed.

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