This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--DENY
Five minutes to free write about it

These past few months my faith has been put to the test, and I did not score too well at all. Despite knowing all the correct answers in my head, my heart has been waging a fierce battle with fear and depression--mostly fear.

And then came spring and suddenly there was color everywhere. My favorite redbud trees were in full bloom. Surrounded by so much beauty, I felt hope start to rise.

However, after a wonderful week of blue skies and 70 degree weather, this is what I woke up to this morning, and though I cannot deny its splendour, I cannot deny my disappointment either. Will any of the magnificent blooms survive, or will this unexpected drop in temperature put the kibosh on it all? There seems to be something symbolic here that I can't quite put my finger on.

Five minutes is not long enough for me to find the right words to adequately describe the turmoil that I feel inside. I'm trying hard to focus on my many blessings, and to turn my perspective around.