Merry Go Round

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

I felt giddy, like a kid on her first merry-go-round ride. Not a care in the world. Which was odd because my mind could always find a care … or 100. My post-workout glow had me wondering about walking the mile home. There was no way to match the sensation with anything from my past. Utter freedom and joy in complete peace.

Since I’m me and wanted to hang onto the feeling, I began to analyze where it came from. Surely if it appeared once, there’s a way to duplicate the experience. I just needed to figure out how to repeat the circumstances. Oh, Holy Spirit. Please show me.

The exhilaration from the freshly oxygenated blood running through my body was familiar. That would only take another round of exercise. Check. Having to concentrate on my newly prescribed routine must be what short-circuited my constant habit of building To-Do lists. Focusing my mind on what was right in front of me would likely be helpful. Check.

When I clicked my AirPods back in their case, I remembered the Christian tunes that fed biblical truth into my spirit for a solid hour and a half. There it was! The Maker of heaven and earth was orchestrating my days to unify my body, my mind, and my spirit under His leadership. Not simply to line me up in a random pattern, but to secure Himself at the center. Double Check.

The demanding season I’ve been facing was filled with a fair amount of trauma. To say the parts of my life were scattered about would be a kind description. In response to my pleas from the midst of the ensuing fog of confusion, the Savior made Himself and His gospel the organizing principle of my life. Jesus saves. He redeems from death to life, and He rescues from calamities in this fallen world.

An intimate, spiritual relationship with the Father through the Son and the Spirit was/is my recovery strategy. God is responding with transformational healing. Hallelujah. Share on X

Are you in a demanding season, coming out of or heading into one?
Jesus is trustworthy. Turn to Him.  Matthew 6:33, 11:28-30

Let me know, if I can pray for you in confidence.


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  1. Love that tweet Sandra! I would LOVE you to pray for me! 🙂 It is needed and much appreciated. Need to really solidify my identity in Christ. Prayer against spirits of fear, shame, regret, self-reliance, confusion….just to start, would be awesome! Thanks.

    1. Hi Rebecca, KNOW my prayers are with you.I’ll keep my note nearby. God sees and cares. He tends and rescues. Amen <3

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