Tuesday, May 18, 2010

No or Not Now...

Dear Ones:

Sometimes I am just a brat. I want what I want and I want it now. I was reading an e mail devotional from Proverbs 31 this morning and it was just what I needed. I felt a little spanked but I also felt encouraged. Mostly encouraged I guess, because My Father keeps working on me. Sometimes I think I am a hopeless case but He continues to be faithful to complete the work He has begun in me. Let me share the part that really hit my heart:

"Hearing "no" is never easy. However, as children of a loving Heavenly Father, we can learn over time to trust that He really does have something planned that we are going to love more than what we want right now. When we trust God is working behind the scenes for us, we can control a complaining spirit that threatens to steal our joy. And restore our faith in God's goodness.

Dear Lord, I know I'm often like a child when I get told "no." Help me to understand in my head and in my heart, that You truly love me, and that You are planning something good. Forgive me when I doubt You and voice those doubts in a complaining way. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

Honestly, I have been complaining whether in my mind or out loud. All it does is wound my trust in God. Causes me to doubt. So the paragraph before this one really is my prayer. Asking for the understanding that I am truly loved by God and he has a future and a hope for me. That all things will work together for good. The truth really does set us free and I am repenting and all ready feeling lighter.

Living loved,

1 comment:

  1. You my sister are not alone in your struggle! Thanks for sharing your heart.


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