Saturday, August 27, 2011

seriously? scripture & snapshot



we've been dealt a blow.  one that took my breath away. 

literally. 

i felt nauseous. then dizzy.  

tears were followed by shock, anger, pride...

then...

my heart kicked it into high gear and reminded me everything God says about our situation. and our relationship with Him. and His love for us.

when a door shuts {abruptly} in our faces it can only mean one thing...another will open...a door better than the previous one.

we've always said, "if it's not God's will then we don't want any part of it."

...even though i know what the bible says, the words are etched in my heart...my flesh still has fits. 

{let me give that person a piece of my mind!  who do they think they are?}

the fits aren't nearly as outrageous as they would have been a few years ago by any means...they seem to be more controlled with a shorter duration period. 

that must mean i'm growing...and i say that humbly.

{mountain man is happy for this!}

but...

was it really necessary for all of this "adventure" to get me to this point?  moving and changing careers countless times...saying goodbye to new, dear friends...being stretched, scared, uncomfortable, uncommon...?

apparently so.

because i don't know anything...but i know the One who knows it all.  and that's all that matters.

by the way Lord, is it vacation time yet?

i love you.

p.s.  i pray for all those who've been dealt a blow...who have had the wind knocked smooth out of them.  i pray that they will keep focused on you Lord and what YOU say...not what circumstances or the enemy says.  thank you for wisdom and strength and a huge dose of peace...the kind that passes all understanding.  in your son's name, amen ~


34 comments:

  1. Yes, God will open another door for you!! Will be praying for you!

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  2. Hate that cr@#. Love your Godly wisdom (& self control)! ;-)
    Hang in there. He will provide.
    Praying for you all.
    xo
    Leslie

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  3. Though I don't know the specifics, I do understand. Oh, I understand. May God continue to give you peace in knowing He always does what is best, and His timing is perfect.

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  4. thank you for sharing your prayer with us. i do hope all is/will be well.

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  5. ..."but i know the One who knows it all. and that's all that matters."....hang onto those words...may that peace fill you again and may He give you strength to get you through.

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  6. When times are rough, God takes us deep into his embrace. I will be praying for you!

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  7. Oh No! I hope you're okay. It sounds like you are because you know where your strength comes from. Sometimes he needs to be the one to hold you up, and he can only do that when you loose complete footing. UHG. I'll be praying for you and your family. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your story today- it reminds me that sometimes I don't rely enough on God's strength, and what would I do if the wind was knocked out of ME??

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  8. well i am liting you up... and sendign you strenth, and patting you on the back for remember where your strength comes from

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  9. Thank you for sharing this wonderful message :) God bless :)

    http://biboyordinario.blogspot.com/2011/08/30-saved.html

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  10. I love reading your blog! Prayers for you in this time, whatever it may be, hope that the Lord leads you. I know you will follow! :)

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  11. Oh, no! Praying for you and your family, and knowing that God will use it all (even these terrible moments) for your good and His glory!
    By the way, I so know what you mean about the 'flesh fits' as I too have them - thankfully God's grace is big enough :-)

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  12. Prayers to you I love your blog. It does not matter what other people think.You are an awesome Mom and person. B

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  13. Oh no. It can be so hard to see the light when you're in the thick of the darkness. But you're holding on to God. He will guide your steps.

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  14. So honest and so true. Beautiful picture, too!

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  15. Blows in life are SOOO HARD...I too find though that they are the biggest learning/growing seasons for me!

    Blessings to you!

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  16. This photo and verse is awesome for starters, and then your reflection really brings it home. I, too, tend to have fits but have seen God working in my heart to help me learn self-control and patience over time. Praying for your comfort and peace as you recover from whatever is troubling you!

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  17. Life can be so startling at times. I love how you write so honestly. As my "own" life (didn't I give my life to Jesus?) is interrupted at times I am trying to learn that in Him...everything is preparation for something else. He is preparing His vessel (hopefully me).
    I'm learning this in a study of Jonah and in reading a book about Chuck Smith's walk with the Lord and in just reading His Word. I heard Phyliss Sherer say today (in her study) that "small obedience sprinkled with God's divine annointing will yield more results than big obedience without the presence of God upon it". You are obeying Him each time to you listen to those Words He has already written on your heart all those times you have listened to Him before. He is blessed by your heart!
    I'm praying you feel wrapped in His arms full of comfort and hope. Your faith is uplifting to me :-)

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  18. So sorry to hear this! But, I must say your conversation with God was beautiful! Your right He knows and He is our strength. Just keep looking up! Seek Him, He will be found by you. (Jer. 29:13-14)

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  19. Praying for you and your family...

    Psalm 91
    it always brings me comfort ;)

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  20. Sorry to hear that {{hugs}}. I hope things are better now.

    Nice shot and perfect scripture. Little toes are always adorable.

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  21. Thank you for this sweet reminder...

    I hope you have a good Sunday!
    Leontien

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  22. Yes, keep looking up to his abundant skies. We do not know what He is planning but He is always, always merciful. Beautiful post and shot. You have inspired me to stay faithful and to keep moving with Him.

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  23. I an sooo sorry you have been dealt this blow. I have been discouraged lately by something that has happened ministry wise and what I have to keep reminding myself is: God knew this would happen and he still put me in this position. I don't know why but I trust that He has a purpose for everything...and that He can work good out of any bad situation. I'm praying for strength and faith to trust God for the future: for you and mountain man!

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  24. Love to see the faith you have. What would we do without HIM...he gives Peace that passes understanding!

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  25. Great snapshot and scripture.
    Praying for you and your family.

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  26. Another door will open. You're mountain mama for cryin' out loud!! :) Will be praying for you.

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  27. Praying for you! You are coming forth as gold. Sometimes I wish the refiner's fire was a little less hot, but then I suppose we would be a little less pure and a whole let less valuable to the kingdom. :\ Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Life sure can smell. Good thing we can turn our heads and hearts elsewhere!!!
    hugs!!

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  29. Sending hugs and prayers your way...times have been tough for so many of us these days...but God only gives us what we can handle!

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  30. "This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust." Psalm 56:8-11

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  31. What faith you have! I have no idea of your situation but it sure sounds like you are handling it all in God's power. Thank you for sharing your heart and this beautiful verse.

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  32. Diamonds, Baby, Diamonds...and Gold & Silver too!

    What goes through fire but the precious ones - who survive - refined, gorgeous, reflecting Sonlight?

    But then who am i to talk? because I think sometimes its okay to roll on the floor a bit and cry, eating massive amounts of chocolate...until the dog starts licking my face and I find out my best shirt has attracted every dust bunny in a 30 mile radius...then i get up and remember Zechariah 13:9...
    Praying for you! Its wonderful to see how much you love HIM and how you "yearn" to glorify HIS deeds!

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  33. whispering prayers of comfort for you and rejoicing that direction and rescue will come!

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  34. Thank you for this....it is exactly what I needed to hear and read, most of all an answered prayer!

    Praying for all of you!

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