I have so much that I want to blog about. The everyday events of my life are enough to usually keep me laughing, but as of the weekend I'm simply at a place in life where so many of the things in life that were so certain, suddenly became uncertain, distant, and unfamiliar. If you're looking for a laugh out of this post; read no further. I'm hurting right now. I am of course able to continue with life and enjoy it, but I can't help but know that God is at work right now in my life with the events surrounding. I say all of that to say this, I don't know what to do except pray right now. That's it! I can't run to the rescue or even run to rescue for myself right now. I'm sitting. Resting in Him. Learning to be still and accept the present darkness, knowing that the end result will be life flourishing!
Thoughts and verses that are helping me now:
In the same way of the seed:
"We need to be willing to give up whatever is most familiar , comfortable, and precious to us, allow ourselves to sink into darkness, and trust God to bring life out of what feels like death."- "This is the mystery of fruitfulness: Life multiplied many times over from what seems like death."
"Heartache forces us to embrace God out of desperate, urgent need. God is never closer than when you heart is aching." ~Joni Eareckson Tada
" The closest communion with God comes, I believe, through the sacrament of tears. Just as grapes are crushed to make wine and grain to make bread, so the elements of this sacrament come from the crushing experiences of life." ~Ken Gire
"There are moments when God makes utter and complete sense to us, and then suddenly, life changes and he seems a foreign remnant of a childhood force kl-fed faith..."Lord, give us eyes to see your coming and going, ears to hear your voice and your silence, hands to hold your presence and your absence, and faith to trust your unchanging nature in all seasons."
"It doesn't matter what the size range of your circumstances might be; all that matters is what will your response be."
"We can hug our hurts and make a shrine of our sorrows or we can offer them to God as a sacrifice of praise. The choice is ours." ~Richard Exley
"But when we release our grasp, our relinquishment puts a stop to our manipulation of other people and releases the Holy Spirit to do the supernatural through the power of prayer."
"Our broken lives are not lost or useless. God's love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out his wonderful plan of love." ~Eric Liddell
I choose to give it to God.