Hey Sweet Friends,
Today as I got myself ready for church I was contemplating what the past few years have been for me and my family. I know every family has its struggles, hardships and times when things just don't make sense. That is how I have been feeling. I am not sure I really knew what it meant to *Walk by Faith and NOT by sight* until now. Many times I feel like a blind woman on a tight wire, sticking my toe onto that wire with a blindfold on. Yet I have continued to learn to put one foot in front of the other, each and every day. I feel even now that I cannot see what is down the road. I so know that I am slowly learning what it is to trust without thinking I know the answers.
God's gentle spirit promted me to remember about being still, being silent and listening.
Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
So this morning I was being still...well after thoughts of "How do I have joy in the unknown", " Why don't I feel like anything is falling into place", or "What is REALLY happening, HELLO"?
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Oh how I feel like I need rest..HIS rest. To know that when I am carrying this BURDEN he will make it lighter or me if I would just allow HIM to take and hold it. Yet, do I know if I really have given these burdens to him? I am afraid that I realized once again that I had picked these burdens and tried to carry them all BY MYSELF.
Again I was stilled and these words came to me...
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
My struggles right now, are here to draw me closer to reliance on my Father in heaven. When I am weak he will take that weakness and strengthen me through it. I don't have to carry this burdon alone. Oh to know and understand this more has been my desire.
I also know that when you spend precious time with the Lord each day, reading your bible and praying..that in your hour of need he will bring to you his words of wisdom to get you through. NOT, necessarily the answers to what will happen, but the ability to perservere and to take the lessons learned and grow from it.
My HOPE is that you will find HIS rest today!