Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Changes Are Coming

 I have been muddling through a situation that has knocked me off balance the last couple of days, it wasn't that I didn't have warning that changes were coming, I just thought it would play out differently. My response has been anything but biblical, I have been fuming, stewing and even losing sleep over some decisions that were made that would directly effect me.

The Holy Spirit was nudging me...you need to stop... but I was like a dog gnawing on a bone, I wasn't ready to give it up. Who doesn't like tossing and turning with sleep out of reach because your playing that stupid tape in your head over and over again, with all those imagined conversations your gonna have.

Again this morning the Holy Spirit nudged me...you need to stop reacting. What is it that you say that you believe?

Do you believe...Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and have been called according to his purposes

Yeah that one, do you believe that?

Time to step back from the drama of the situation and begin to respond like I believe what God's word says. I prayed this morning that God would change my attitude...he has. Weeks ahead are going to be interesting and the temptation to get pulled right back into the drama is going to remain, after all the situation hasn't changed....but I am praying that when I am tempted to despair he will remind me once again that nothing comes into my life that is not filtered by him...and that he uses every situation for my good and his purposes. There is comfort in that when you really think about it.


LDH said...

I know God wanted to share these same thoughts with me this morning! Thank you for sharing

Debbie said...

Good morning! You have no idea how much I relate to this post! Soo much going on right now that is so confrontational with my sisters and family. Soo frustrating sometimes. I agree that is so comforting to know that the Lord is still on His throne, and that NOTHING happens that He doesn't filter. Hope you have a good day! HUGS

Marla and Steve said...

From your blog to my heart. This post is touching me as I wonder why this "season" and why this illness for me. I know this to be true, Romans 8:28, but sometimes it's hard to shift out of the moment and just let God lead.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I so needed this post today friend. I know what you mean about "You need to stop"...I too feel I am in a situation right now with family that I really want to be ugly but God keeps reminding me that If I do what is right He will take care of what is wrong....Oh I needed this post today sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Petra said...

Dear Maryann, don't we all, like a dog gnawing on a bone, put doubt and fear where there should be faith and peace? Oh the spirit is willing but our flesh so weak. I am very thankful the God's Spirit is at work in you, in all who call on His name. He will finish the good work He has begun. He will! Meanwhile, I will pray for you, am praying right now, that our Lord will continue to bring you into the peace, comfort and faith that brings rest from the "chewing" and all the fruitless imaginings for all your days ahead. That He would continue to be the strength you need in weakness, the promise that turns your doubt to surest trust, and the peace that surpasses all understanding! Love and hugs, my friend!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my...God is doing the same to me..and telling me to stop and I was going on and on. I even read Benjamin's Bible story this morning..guess what verse, yes Romans 8:28, and then I came here.

I am stopping to pray for you and at the same time repenting of my own sin...wow, nothing like being hit in the face, but by a very loving God.

Thanks so much for sharing...praying for you now.

Sonja said...

Without knowing any of the details of your particular situation, I absolutely recognize the symptoms of unrest, I've done the same thing so many times. For each of us, the rest comes when we do what we know to do. Sometimes it comes more quickly than others! :)

Praying for you right now Maryann.

Camille said...

So sorry this is happening in your life my friend. May the LORD indeed give you continually HIS grace and peace and strength Maryann. HE is able!! And HE is in this with you. What a blessing to belong to HIM! I will be praying for you tonight.


mare ball said...

You are in a crucible right now, it seems. Sometimes we just get stuck and there seems to be no relief from the feeling of aimlessness and sadness. I'm sending a prayer that you will be uplifted soon, that God will become very real to you, that you will feel HIs love, no matter what.

Debbie said...

Oh my word, did I EVER EVER need to read your post this morning. I'm doing the same thing about something. I love the part about the Holy Spirit saying, "You need to stop." (That's generally what my husband says. Apparently, he thinks he's the voice of the Holy Spirit. Apparently, he is...

Thanks for reaching out from your corner of Blog Land to minister to me in mine.