Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Winds And Waves Still Know His Voice!

There are times when the events and circumstances of our lives start to
take a little too much authority in our lives.
This morning as I was watching Joyce Myers she said something really basic that just hit me.
God never intend you to be controlled by things on the outside.
That is pretty good--better yet........ it is truth!

How great would that be?
How great-- never to be swayed by events or peoples actions--dear God, bring it on!
I am not there yet. But, I do wonder if I am reacting differently to things today than I would have six months ago. Has there been growth?
I guess God is the only one who really knows that-although I would like to think
there has been change.

I do know that when my emotions start to swing lately that
I am really trying to hold on to the truth that does not swing.
I can count on that truth not changing. I can count on God always being the same.
I can always run to Him. Matter of fact lately you will find me clinging to His leg.
And I find my prayer a lot lately has been pretty simple--
Dear God help us!
Yesterday I was reminded of this verse twice- "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I have heard that verse so many times in the last few years. It has become a very popular verse--probably over used. Sometimes when that happens we begin to say, "yeah, yeah" when we hear the verse.
So, when I hear a verse twice in one day--from a different sources....... my ears perk up.

I have felt a little like someone that has been picked on a little much the past two years.
All of us have struggles. What is stretching for me....... may be nothing for you.
He orchestrates events in our lives to grow us.
I have found myself thinking lately, THIS IS FOR MY GOOD?????
Um, God--could you explain, please?????
So..... I look at that verse and I remind myself--He is not trying to harm me.
There are no ooopses where God is involved!
It does not matter how I feel. The TRUTH in all of this is
(if of course I am walking in a Godly manner)
what is going on in my life is working to give me a HOPE and a FUTURE!
I don't know what it is going to look like--but, I am so glad He is in control.
So......................... be still my heart--My God is on my side.
Better yet......I AM IN HIS HANDS!

"In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust. Let me never be put to confusion" (Ps 71:1 AV).


Nicki said...

Girl! GOOD STUFF!! I love your heart...it's so on fire today, I can totally see it!!

Dee said...

Wonderful post!! I'm still learning too! ;) Love the cartoon -- I recognized myself... ;) D

luvmy4sons said...

What's that verse about a timely word...Oh sweet sister. You are where I am today! I can't even begin to tell ya! Oh how I SO understood this one dear sister! Thank you for echoing my heart. Somehow it just helps to know you are not alone in this! Thank you. Bless you!

Melanie said...

For some reason I always forget this. Sometimes it seems like I know what's best for me and my life- but then I have to remember how much God loves me and know that His plan is the best.

Denise said...

Keep looking toward the Lighthouse my sister, He will always guide you through the storm. I love you.

Dee said...

Hey Sharon, RYC, here's the link re: "my" baby boy -- I linked today's blog back to this one. Sorry for the confusion! D

eph2810 said...

Sharon - you always put a smile on my face. No matter how bad I feel - you always seem to have the right words for me to read. Or is that, that God directed me here today???? I wonder? No I am certain that it was His plan.

My boat has rocked quite a bit over the past three years - but I know that He is in control and that I need to take comfort that I am in His hands - no matter what.

Blessings to you and yours...

CrownLaidDown said...

Oh YES! You are right!

I am praying for you, my Sister. I feel a prompting to tell you something--be specific in your prayers to Him and ask Him for the desire of your heart. Again be specific with what you'd like to do and where you'd like to go.

Love you friend!

freetofly said...

Sharon, I admire how you can make me smile, even as you share your pain. And I know the smile comes from that feeling of identifying with that thought, that "Do we really have to do this Lord, Really?"

Praying for you on the homefront...I know that God is at work!