Unbelievable, my life has just turned into a hectic race to get a lot of things done at once. Publisher re-writes for my book, “Porcelain Doll,” my job needs me more, and the most exciting of all, a wonderful opportunity has been presented before me. I am praying over the opportunity at the moment, but still there is little time to allow sadness or worry to creep in. And although my life is so hectic, the grace of the Holy Spirit is present with me, (give Him all the glory) keeping a smile upon my face and my body healthily moving.
My Husband and I had a conversation, and we have decided it is time to leave the past’s behind; we will always have precious memories of those we have lost, but life awaits us ahead. God is on the Throne, and the unanimous decision is, everything will be Perfect if we allow Him to direct our lives.
I am reminded of Abraham, the patriarch in the bible, when he was asked to sacrifice His son. Although, if you know the story, he went to carry out the sacrificial obedience, God stopped him; He only wanted to confirm Abraham’s faithfulness. Lately it seems that several trials have made me sorrowful, but like Abraham, God was there watching me through it all, and still is. Also, similar to Abraham’s circumstances, the ram stuck in the thicket that replaced Issac, God has also supplied me with substitutions that assisted me in increasing my strength, giving me peace and comfort in ways I have not imagined. To Him belongs all of the glory.
Jesus said that trials would come to us all, but in faithfulness to Him and belief in His word, we open an entrance to receive His blessing. God already has a wonderful plan for us, He just needs us to accept it, and depend upon him direct our lives while remaining open to His wonderful guidance. “For I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Mat 11:29-30
The sorrow or sickness may seem like a horrible punishment at the time, but if we remain stubborn and hold firm to God’s word, deep in belief of the promises He has given us, our blessing do surface. Remember, our time frames are not as God’s; His timing is perfect and always on time. No problem feels good to the flesh, and sometimes they appear too overwhelming; nevertheless, in those times, especially when we feel like giving up, we need to listen to our hearts. That deep small sense of knowing we have within us. It is here, we receive peace even when everything around us is in disarray. It is the heart that God speaks to, and it is in quiet time and study of His word He helps to guide us by its leading.
Have you ever thought to do something, but a little part of you said “dont do it,” and when you did, you regretted it. So many times have I done that, but now listening to my heart, there is a little inner part of me that tries to direct me; and the truth is, when I push past the my world of senses and listen to my heart, there is peace.
“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.” 1Jo 3:20-23
Some of you are so stressed out, and even sleep eludes you; please remember God is there and worry filled sleepless nights is not His will for you. 1st Peter says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” You see, when you give Him all of your cares and place them snugly in His hands, he does not drop them or misplace them, but makes a way to give a picture-perfect conclusion. Who knows how He does it, but He does.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phi 4:7
I Don’t Know How He Does it, But He Does