Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Musings...


These are beautiful words, a beautiful reminder that God is there.  He is there in times of trouble when you feel alone and when you don't feel like you have gotten an answer.  He is there when you feel forsaken. 

It is so easy to feel like giving up.  When you have prayed all you feel like you can pray, and it is hard to muster just one more...these words encourage us, promise us...give us hope.  I am in one of those seasons where I have prayed and sometimes it feels like there is no help, no answer... but I know....I know....He is there.  The words are gently calling me out and reminding me to be patient, that God does answer prayers and instructs me to continue to pray...."NEVER stopping praying."  How much do I want to just give up and give in and my flesh wants to accept that God has forsaken me...but I have faith in Him and in His plans.  He is with me and loves me.  God promises in Jeremiah 29:11 "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. "   True to His instructions my hope makes me glad.

5 comments:

Princess Freckles said...

I gather that there is something heavy on your heart right now. Mine too, and this post could not have come at a better time for me. I am printing that verse and putting it in my wallet where I'll read it everyday. Sometimes we all need reminders, I guess. I hope things start sorting out for you. And thanks for posting this.

Farmchick said...

I do hope things get settled for you.

Ally Garner said...

Oh, I'm in the middle of one of those seasons right now too. It can be so frustrating to call out to God about a certain issue and hear nothing in return. My heart tells me I've got to continue to pray, seek, bury my focus in His word and be patient. And then my head will sadly make me question my heart, panic, worry, get frustrated with Him, etc. It's so tough and my little brain doesn't comprehend His ways sometimes. But it's posts like this & scripture that helps during the waiting.

Thinking of you and hoping your time of waiting ends soon :) Wishing you & your family a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

I appreciate your transparency, and in that, your sweet reminders of the mercy and faithfulness of the One who loves us. Prayers for you and yours going up from Georgia.

Sues said...

I looove your beautiful honesty! Amen to this!!!