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One of Those Nights!

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Ever have one of those nights where you just lie on the floor, staring at the ceiling with a million thoughts racing through your brain?! Maybe not, but I do, and tonight is one of those nights! So many thoughts, yet the primary one is that I have no authority, no control, no ability to alter the path of life….and yet, there is peace.

I have no profound thoughts for you tonight, just randomness midst the darkness of the midnight hour–prayers going forth for my teenage son as he begins his own journey of faith and life. Prayers that my hearts fire will be reignited. Prayers for those I care deeply about and the circumstances they face. Prayers for the emptiness that surrounds me as I sit here on the floor of my room. Prayers that I will get my finances under control. Prayer for work, family, upcoming travel. The list is endless, and seems to keep going into a plethora of things both concrete and abstract.

Yet I stand in faith, knowing God works all things for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose! I sit in this moment, knowing I have no control and no power, but God does! I surrender my fear, my ineptitude, my emotions, my feelings, my hopes, my emptiness, my loneliness. I give for I cannot step forward if I don’t. I surrender for I can only succeed in this world with the glory and grace of God guiding me!

In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.
With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
Job 12:10-13

I must commit my heart, mind and soul to the One who knows me better than I know myself!!

May the prayers of your heart ascend to the altar of the One who can answer your deepest needs and may your hope never leave the gates of heaven!

All my love ❤

Waiting Once Again!

I am so ecstatic at the way God moves, but let me assure you it is not always easy. There are things in life we all desire. Perhaps a job, a spouse, children, to travel, and on and on the list may go for some. However, I find it so amazing how God moves. No matter my desire (or yours), he moves in his time, not mine, and always for my best (and yours!). Looking back on my life, I can say with confidence that every time God said no to my desires he brought something better than I could have imagined into my life. Every time he asked me to wait, he met my desire to the fullest. Job lost everything in his life that he held dear, but in his heart and soul, deep within his spirit, he knew God had a plan, and what a plan it was indeed. As he waited during the catastrophic struggle of his life, he held tight to his hope in God’s promises, and was blessed beyond measure, more than he could ever have imagined.

I want to encourage you, to tell you, that though you may be walking through the darkest valley, struggling to keep your head above the water, or crying out to God in the moments of loneliness, HE IS WITH YOU. He may be telling you NO to your hearts desire. He may be asking you to WAIT for the storm to pass. He may be telling you YES to things you don’t think you want. Hold tight, pray, seek his face, meditate on his word, and rest in the truth that he WILL work ALL things out for your GOOD and for his GLORY.

God be with you, and may you feel his presence as you wait! All my love ❤

 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
Proverbs 8:34

Wait

Waiting Once Again!

Waiting
Anticipating
Yearning for so much more

Seeking
Praying
Crying out for Your will to be done

Hoping
Pressing onward
Stepping out on faith that all will work for my good

Serving
Ministering
Focusing on Your agenda and not my own

Worshiping
Meditating
Waiting on You to move Lord God

Synchronous Difficulties

I wait upon the Lord, my soul doth wait,
and in His word I hope.
~ Psalm 130:5 ~

Synchronous Difficulties

Chaos
Trials
Struggles abound
Healing heart exposed once more

Despair
Anxiety
Shifting sands
Perfect illusions shattered

Circumstances
Tribulations
Exploding bombs
Rigid expectations shot down

Prayer
Friendship
Synchronous difficulties
Hoping for peace to come

Light
Strength
Never ending love
God’s mighty hand reaching within

Waiting
Listening
Splintered heart
Standing with bated breath
Be still and know the loving God

Peace Please Come Soon

Do not be anxious about anything,
But in every situation,
By prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving
Present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding
Will guard your hearts and minds on Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Peace Please Come Soon

Tired and frail
Running in the dark
Reaching for air
Peace please come soon

Waiting for the light
Praying fervently
Seeking the still small voice
Peace please come soon

Inner turmoil
Fear an ever present reality
Floundering hope
Peace please come soon

Holding tight to God
His truth singing over me
Though I am weak, God is strong
Peace please come soon

Awaiting

God is good and oftentimes you lose sight of that when the world knocks you down. The pain has a way of distorting your view and clouds your heart in despair and misery, which is right where Satan desires you to be. Yet God is still there. He stands with arms open wide, waiting for you to run to Him so He can be all you need. He offers you peace from the storms that rage, freedom from pain, and direction for your future. He holds your beginning, your end, and your present.  All you need do is run to Him, seeking His plan in His time.

When the storms of life rage, and the chaos of circumstances confuses you, stop, sit still, and listen to the God who controls all things, to the God who loves you endlessly, to the God who wants nothing but the best for you. Be still and know that He is God! Let Him work miracles and beauty into your life.

Ask and it will be given to you
Seek and you will find
Knock and the door will be opened.
For everyone who asks receives,
And he who seeks finds,
And to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8

Awaiting

I stand in the shadow of His mighty wings
Seeking refuge from the storm
Holding tightly to His promises
Awaiting the calm

I seek the scriptures for His guidance
Praying for Godly wisdom
Searching and devouring every word
Awaiting the freedom

I yearn for peace to cover my broken heart
For God to fill me within
Desiring His will to guide my path
Awaiting the direction

I sit and wait for His still small voice
Listening intently for Him to lead
Meditating on His truth
Awaiting the peace