Do you feel

S   T    R    E    T    C    H     E     D

by God?


Has He placed you

in a spot

you’re not certain about?


Feeling a bit inadequate

for the task at hand?


He’s placed you there



It’s not meant to be

a painful stretch


but an expanding stretch

like breathing in more air


And when you breathe in

the very breath

and expanding of God


you realize

that this place of challenge

and different

and harder


Is for your good

and for His glory


You surrender to Him

in the midst of it


and find

that you are growing

in the best possible way


You see all the more

what God can do through you


– Susie Stewart



For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

– Philippians 4:13 (NLT)


…you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever! Amen.

– 2 Peter 3:18 (NLT)


…And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image.

– 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)


Photo by Susie Stewart