Isn’t it funny how a curve ball can come at you, throw you off your feet, only to feel the comforting arms of The Lord around you as He gently lowers you back onto your feet.
That was my morning this morning, actually, my last 48hrs, but the most eye opening and teachable moments were this morning. After the emotional roller coaster of the events of my day yesturday, I, naively, thought I would wake up today and be all good to go, but I wasn’t. In fact, I was in a bad way. I was teary for hours, feeling very isolated and vulnerable to the enemy. One of those times where you KNOW that you need to be holding up your shield, but simply can’t, no matter how hard you try. Yes, it was one of those times.
A wise friend suggested that a great thing to do in these situations is to shift your focus onto someone else. Pray into someone’s else struggles. You would have thought I would have found that just as hard to do, but in fact it wasn’t. I was able to get busy in my war room and go to battle for a dear friend. Not only did I feel better when I stood up from there, but I felt stronger, invigorated, and so so ready to head into battle for the issues I was wrestling with.
Isn’t God AWESOME !!!!
On top of that, I had started Alyssa Bethke’s ‘Power of the Psalms’ bible study last week, and my usual routine is to do a session every second night if I can, but life just got hectic I guess and I actually hadn’t moved onto the next session. So, today, I sat down in front my Mac to do the session, and was literally BLOWN AWAY by the content !! I suppose, being realistic, I should have expected it to help me after the last couple of days (It is the Psalms after all.), but it still freshly astounded me of God’s perfect timing that I had been delayed in watching this particular session, and it spoke directly to the wounds caused in previous days. LOVE IT !!
Sidenote – A new thing I’ve decided to put on every blog entry if I can. 1. What did I learn, or was I reminded of, today? and 2. What scriptures did I soak in today?
So, what did I learn, or was I reminded of, today? Everything isn’t always about God taking your troubles away as soon as you ask, but maybe he has a job for you that will bring the healing you need !!
What scriptures did I soak in today? Romans 5:3-5 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Psalm 42 – As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation[c] 6 and my God.
My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me.
8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?” 11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
Blessings Peeps xox