Wednesday, July 18, 2012

T*R*U*S*T along the way...

Have there ever been times in your life where you felt you were unable to see what was out in front of you??

None of us has a Crystal Ball that we can look at and see glimpses of the future...



Or a "Mirror of Galadriel" where we can peer into magical water and have a view of what might come...



NO...

Life is a Journey...I find myself saying this many many times in this blog...a recurring theme. In almost 52 years of life, and 30 years of marriage, there have been times of enlightenment where the way to go was very clear, and times of darkness...where we couldn't even see two steps in front of us.

There are days in the journey where it feels like a tunnel and you are looking for the Light at the other end...


And sometimes the moment can feel like a cave of twisting and turning paths, and you aren't sure WHICH way to go, and all you have is a little bit of a candlelight to show the next step in front of you...



At these times doesn't our first prayer always seem to be GOD! Give me a SPOTLIGHT!!!!



Oh but it is GOOD that God does not answer our every whim and wish!! Just think. If He did...we would not pull in close and increase our dependence on Him...for HIS way and HIS path. Waiting on His timeline - which is perfect.

When we want to strike out on our own and try to MAKE things happen, we bungle up the perfect timing God already knows needs to take place.

Those of us who TRUST Him for HIS care over our journey here...learn...after many bumps and hurdles, and roadblocks, that EVERY thing is for a purpose. EVERYTHING. When seemingly bad things or HARD things occur....it is not God's PUNISHMENT....goodness no.

It is God's PROVIDENCE...



God is ALWAYS working...in MY life...in YOUR life...and some circumstances and pathways are not ALWAYS just about ME or YOU!! God uses moments in the journey that ripple out and touch many lives EVEN WHILE HE is working in my steps and your steps...and that takes time...

And...in the MEANTIME...we have a chance to grow in our FAITH journey...learning one more time to TRUST the ONE who knows everything about our lives. From the first breath we draw...to the last. Waiting on HIM.

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them"~ Isaiah 42:16

"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!... Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it."”
Isaiah 30:18, 21

Indeed...Life is a journey. Today I am simply posting what is on my heart...God is Good. He is THE ONE to whom we can turn to when we are unsure....wanting light...needing reassurance. God desires with all His heart for us to TRUST. To reach out and GRASP His hand and let the One who KNOWS the way....LEAD.



Life is about Waiting. While we Wait...we can choose.

Trust .....or..... Angst.

I choose to Trust the one who has a Father's love and my best interests in His heart.

What would You choose?

An entry for my "heart journal".





God bless all my BLOGGY sisters this day. HUGS sent out across the e-world.


We LOVE you Justin...God BLESS you...wherever your boots take you... xo











5 comments:

Tete said...

Great post today and so truthful. He is the Greatest of all and He loves us so much. We just need to remember that and that bad things are not punishment and crying times soften our hearts to Him. Lead us sister! You are a chosen one to always speak from your heart and the speak the truth we all need to hear. Bless you and yours in your walks here below.

Theresa said...

Great thoughts shared from your heart to mine! I live each day trusting in where God wants me to go and what he wants me to do!!!! My path would be so dim without that light from above. Have a blessed day dear Julie. Big hugs and prayers:)

Sandy said...

Thank you, dear Julie, for this wonderfully encouraging and inspiring word today!! Romans 8:28 is our word to hold unto while our darling son is away for treatment and just yesterday the Holy Spirit was reminding me to keep trusting and not give in to worry or, as you said, angst. Like the old song says, "Trust and obey for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey."
We had a wonderful visit today with Shaun!!
Love,
Sandy

Patrick's Garden said...

I'll forgive the all ladies comments, bunt God knows I need a spotlight on the future but I'll just take one step at a time.

joyfulinhispresence said...

Thank you, Julie...just thank you. :-)

xo