HERE – Five Minute Friday

I recently subscribed to a blog by Lisa-Jo Baker. On Friday, she provides a prompt for an exercise called Five Minute Friday. http://lisajobaker.com/2012/08/five-minute-friday-here/

Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

This is my response to the prompt HERE. Enjoy!
“Here” is not a place I like much right now.
Even though the sun is shining brightly, “Here” seems very dark – relentlessly so.
“Here” is financial difficulty that was to be resolved six months ago.
“Here” is a dear friend taking chemo AGAIN.
“Here” is Mom having health issues.
“Here” is dreams that seem like they will never come true, even though they are my heart’s desires.
“Here” is unanswered emails, phone calls, letters…prayers?
And yet…
“Here” is where God resides. I AM. Not I WAS or I WILL BE. Simply I AM.  
“Here” is where I find how much I believe that all things work together for His good.
ALL things…for God’s Glory
“Here” seems too hard.
And yet, “Here” is dynamic, constantly changing, always moving toward a new “Here.”
“Here” is where God wants me to dwell. Not back there…Not up there.
Right “Here.”