Five Minute Friday {Hands}

June 5, 2014Karen Courcy

GODSHANDSWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {HANDS}


I have always hated the phrase “just hand it over to God” .. because I dont believe God wants us to hand over all our struggles to him.  A part of being who we are is about facing the challenges in life and finding the connection around us to learn through and from.

I have always been a firm believer that God puts people and things in our lives to grow from, to work through the trivial and sometimes pain parts of our lives, so when someone says “Just hand it all over to God” .. no that’s not what God would want, God wants us to work with him, and to believe in his presence and his power of love and goodness.

This week, I struggled with something, 1 thing in particular that just had me frustrated, and I found this struggle to have me in tears because its something that has been a problem in my life now for about 2 years.

Yesterday as I was laying on the couch thinking about it, I saw the tree’s swaying back and forth and this calm came over me from rolling tears that I felt of anger and sadness inside around something I have been struggling with for some time now.

I then said “God, I am handing this one over to you. I want you to hold this and stand in front of me so that I can turn away from it and heal the way I need to heal”… and it was in that moment a calm came over me.

The moment I realized that God had this, I had this feeling like a newness inside me.. empowerment to fight forward and grasp onto something new to move through this situation that has bothered me so much for 2 years. I handed it over to God and the past couple of days have been liberating for me.

I told my therapist all about it in my email that I am sending Sunday after this week break is over, and I cannot wait to bring this newness into the room of my healing. It feels different.. it feels empowering.. it feels light as if the world lifted off my shoulders and I have come to this new understanding.

This thing I am struggling with has been something that has really feared me for 2 years now; a trigger that has been with me for quite some time now. I finally was able to let God hold onto this knowing that “just because I am letting him hold it, doesn’t mean I dismiss all feelings around it”. This just means I can get out of my head and into the healing that needs to be done around this. I am allowing God to give me strength in my heart, but not do the work FOR ME.

This is now about just handing it over to god in his hands and letting him do all the work to make it better, this is about allowing him so embrace me through it and watch over me while I get to a place where I can heal this pain I feel inside.

I am really looking forward to seeing where this new feeling of empowerment and grace will take me next when I return back to my healing space Monday. I look forward to sharing this experiencing in the very room that has heard about this struggle for 2 years now. I look forward to bringing this energy into that space and seeing what wounds it can heal in the very place it is seen the most. I look forward to inviting God into my space of healing and embracing this along side of me.

I am thankful for Gods Hands to help guide me, not do it for me, but guide me!



  • Marie

    June 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    This is so good, Karen! There are times when we work with God and times that He works for us. Sometimes we move, sometimes we rest. Whatever the case may be, He’s got us!

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

      Thank you Marie! I really appreciate you stopping by 🙂 I agree.. there are times he is there for us and times we are there for him.. YES .. a great reminder!

  • Shell

    June 5, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    I love that you see His hands in cooperating with God, wrestling things over to Him and letting Him heal and work as His Hands desire. Beautiful!

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      Hi Shell! Thank you for stopping by from FMF 🙂 love the connection that God makes in others writings as well.. hope to see you again

  • ziggy40

    June 6, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing..beautiful message..beautifully
    Healing vibes to
    Love Ziggy

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      ZIGGGGGGY! love to see your sweet self on here! thank you for always supporting me and my thoughts 🙂 LOVE TO YOU

  • Karen Brown

    June 6, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    What a beautiful picture of how our hands entwine with God’s at work, rest… Thanks for sharing this message. It ministered to me!

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      Hi Karen … I am glad that my writing hit something with you.. it did me as well, its so new for me to hand something over to our God and know that I will embrace something new from it.

  • Satisfied By Love

    June 6, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    I just love your honesty. It makes this, and five minute friday, feel like a safe space. Thank you for that.

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Hi 🙂 thank you for stopping by, I am glad that you are getting something good and “safe” from FMF … hope to see you again

  • Karrilee Aggett

    June 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Simply (although never, really – right?) Beautiful! Praying for you as you leave it in His hands and step into the healing beside Him!

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Hi Karrilee .. nice to see you here as always 🙂 thank you

  • Kimberly A. Edwards

    June 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    What an awesome feeling. Praise God! Happy Friday!

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      Hi Kimberly .. thank you for stopping by from FMF . all these new faces and that in itself is the works of God 🙂 thank you for your comment.

  • passagethroughgrace

    June 6, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Beautiful! By you surrendering your struggle and putting it in God’s hands, you have honored Him to share the burden with you! God wants to be active and present in our lives and your gift in return is the calm you are feeling now. I am praying that God continues to share your burdens as you let go and walk a journey assisted by Him rather than trying to do it without His almighty help! Blessed to have stopped by today from FMF! Mary

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and reminder! I am blessed you stopped by as well. I love what you say about God wanting to be active in our lives.. I sometimes struggle with how he has time for little things when so much is going on in the world.. I tend to lose sight that God is always with us no matter what.

  • M and A’s Mama

    June 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    So hard to find that balance. We have been going through a Sunday School on Philippians, and talking about working OUT our salvation while knowing all the time Jesus already did all the work FOR our salvation, and this past week we got to the part about not being anxious about anything, but in everything with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presenting our requests to God. The only way we can feel that peace that passes understanding is by casting our cares on Him, and then going out to DO the work He has prepared for us.

    1. KarenBeth

      June 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts …. 🙂 again God working in good grace to connect others

      blessings to you

  • Traci Michele

    June 7, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Praise the Lord, for the Spirit of God revealing this to you!


    Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations:

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