AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Karl Morgan, iKaren Dunn, iJay Dubya, iWilliam Wright, iBill Johnson, iSky Purington, iLiana Margiva, i

  Home > Inspirational > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Vanessa Richardson

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Stories
· 9 Titles
· 5 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2008

Vanessa Richardson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
No Need To Say Goodbye: A Personal Journal - the Passing Of
by Rosemary Patterson

After the passing of her beloved partner the author started feeling the warm vibrations around her heart that she was used to when he thought of her. She looked further ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Scorpion
by Douglas Dandridge

The Scorpion, once the world's deadliest living Terrorist,is now nothing more than a computer upload. And deadlier than ever, with the Great Satan as his target...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



   Recent stories by Vanessa Richardson
· I Don't Understand
· Enough
· Determined
· It Was Raining Outside
· Short Story: Peace, Grace, and Mercy: Have A Little Faith
· Some Me Time
· Running
           >> View all 8


Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


God knows my name and He knows yours, too.
By Vanessa Richardson
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

God is with me in the storms of my life, too.

Suddenly, she was hit hard. The unexpected impact sent her sprawling to her knees. She could hear the sound of the rain pelting against the large window. It was all a strange phenomenon, to her.  Dark billowy clouds had gathered hovering and intimidating. It was a remarkable sight.  The howling winds were a frightening thing to hear, the ominous sound causing chills to dance over the lone woman’s slight frame.   

The forcefulness of the blow was numbing. There on her knees, stunned with disbelief, she watched the hands of time move.  The clock on the mantle revealed that only minutes had passed.  To her the moments seemed an eternity; hurt can make you feel that way. Hurt painful claws were fiercely embe dded in her, refusing her release. The pain was enough to cause a normal person to lose their insanity.

A glance around the room revealed nothing had changes. Her bed nicely made up, her mass of pillows was still in order. Her Bible was on the right side of her nightstand. Her slippers were by her armoire. Nothing had changed. Yet, for her everything had changed in a moment’s time.  She could not breathe.  She felt as though she were in a movie; cast in the wrong role. Enough!  Deciding that she would no longer play role of the helpless victim, she raised her chin.   It was time for a change, yet she needed answers.  What was the right answer? What do I do?  How could this happen?

Her kneeled position would be the beginning of her transition. For it was there on her knees, she began to pray.  Normally words would fail her, (hurt can do that to a person) today was different.  She encompassed with words begging for release and she obliged them with out restriction.  With the winds howling ferociously and the rain continuing to fall, still on her knees, her words flowed, as did her tears. It was ugly but necessary. She was in the right position, there on my knees. However, the unction to get lower was strong.  You see, some people have to dig a little deeper, stretch a little wider than others do.

Stretching out on her stomach, the words continued to flow. Startled, she looked around the room in question; for a brief moment, she thought she heard the faint call of her name. There in her humbled prayer position, she made a self-conscious decision (and it was a decision) to be free.

 Praying not out of defeat but belief, she fought past the pain and called God’s name. Time lapsed, how much she may never know, but what she did know is this--prayer works.

 She prayed in the storm and God guided her through it.  She prayed the necessary prayer of the ugly and God made her feel like new.  This was the process: I prayed, believed, and received.  Then she got up!  Smiling, she dried her eyes assured that everything was going to be all right. As if consenting, in agreement, the rain had suddenly stopped and the wind had calmed.  What a phenomenal display of authority! At this, she was reassured; that she is never forgotten nor forsaken. God knows her name and he knows yours, too!

 

 Picture by WAK

       Web Site: vanessa richardson

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/15/2008
Great write, Vanessa; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/13/2008
Powerful write here Vanessa, you pulled no punches with this one
In Christs Love
Michelle~




Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life by Joseph Langen

This book offers reflections on everyday events, ways to understand them and new ways to look at them...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


In the Face of Evil by Belle Ami

In the Face of Evil is the extraordinary true story of a young girl’s coming of age during the decimation of the Holocaust. A Jewish teen survives the German invasion, t..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.