Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Quest For Peace

This is a scripture that  spoke to my heart today as I struggle to gain peace concerning an issue I am dealing with

"Cursed is the one the who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the dessert, in a salt land where no one lives"

                                             BUT WAIT THERE IS GOOD NEWS

"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it's roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; it's leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit " Jeremiah 17:6-7

The issue I am dealing with... getting control of my blood pressure...hate it don't like it when it needs to be reregulated. This is week three with four changes in medications thus far (I am on three different meds for my B/P, who would have guessed...right?) Changes have resulted because of side effects, harshness of drug or ineffectiveness of drug....MD still trying to find that perfect combination. I AM blessed with a  physician who has been patient and is available, but when I start feeling bad, and these drugs can make you feel bad, I start to lose peace, and fear starts knocking at my door begging to come in. I have to make a decision, sometimes several times a day, whether I am going to open the door and entertain that fear, that so wants to come in, or am going to ignore that constant knocking. Unfortunately fear has been a frequent "guest"....I'd say I need to get a dead bolt for the door but I'm the one who keeps opening it

So how did this scripture speak to me today...... it helped remind me that my ULTIMATE confidence is in the Lord, my ULTIMATE trust needs to be in him. It's fantastic that I have a good doctor but it is the  Lord who is ultimately in control..it is Him who I need to trust...it should be easy....right? (it's not)

Surely God  who "determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name" Psalm 147:4 has a handle on my situation....I know this...I do.  I should probably follow the advice I often give to a sweet friend of mine...."you need to just trust him...he's got this." Lord help me remember "you've got this"


Camille said...

Praying for you today my friend. The LORD walks this path with you. Keep reminding yourself of His Greatness and fill your mind with His Word...just as you are!! How precious HE is!!

Love to you!

Isaiah 26:3-4

Sonja said...

This was a timely post for me as well. I think whatever the issues are for women, fear seems to lurk close by. What a beautiful strong reminder of what we are to do about it. I loved this!

Debbie said...

Oh do I ever get this....you are just soo right. Fear is at every corner, sometimes hidden in ways we were not expecting, and NEVER welcome. When I find myself falling into it's trap (which over the years has been way too often!) I fill myself every moment (if necessary) with whatever it is that is good ~ which is all of God ~ as our minds dwell there, we are flooded with His peace.

Phil 4:6-8 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Phl 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phl 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things [are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.

Phl 4:9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Praying the docs find just the right combination soon, and you feel better, and in the meantime are flooded with His peace. HUGS

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh I needed this as we finish up another week of unemployment and even though I have seen Him part the sea I forgot today that He is still in control.

Blessings to you as you lean on Him and the doctor's become His vessel of healing.

Petra said...

I pray that God gives you abundant peace, strength, and faith as you wait on Him! May God supply much wisdom and compassion to your doctor as he tries to help and find the right combination of effective medicines.

Creations By Cindy said...

Praying for you friend. Asking that God give you perfect peace. I know about "struggling". I too am struggling right now with an issue and I there are days I feel like I am hanging on by a thread. But I just keep seeing the end result and I know God has it covered. Praying for you and trusting that He will provide. Hugs and blessings, Cindy