If you are wondering why it looks like someone deleted a bunch of stuff from this page, it is because someone did. And that someone is me. And this little blog is getting ready to go through another major overhaul. The watercolors were nice, for the summer but now? Now they have got to go. I am clearing out space for a lot of things that haven't had space before. And I am not simply talking about the cosmetics of a blog on the internet, but of things that have taken up space in my heart.
I think it is a reflection of our lives right now... we are trying to arrange and align ourselves, to be in the right places and the right times and to just trust. We say that we do that--, trust. But that is a big word, and a hard word, when you think about it. It means having an unshakeable faith and a heart that can hear the Lord crystal clear. It is big... But trusting? Well, trusting is our theme these days. Trusting the right job will become available. Trusting my business will bloom and become what I have envisioned for it. Trusting that when the time is right we will be blessed with a little Slater. Trusting that once that job has become available that the house we have been dreaming of will come along too. Trusting that my health remains stable. Trusting that we are making the right moves and making the most out of this life that we are given.
And it is a lot my friends. It is a lot of weight when you try to take all of that on, when you own it and don't release it to God. You get anxious and worried and it can drive you insane. We are commanded to release those things, and when we don't it is sinful. And damaging, and destructive and before you know it you are in the ER having a panic attack. I know this because it happened to me five years ago.
I know how detrimental it is to fret over things which are not in our control. How does that feel to hear? That you have no more control over what job you get or what home you have or if you get cancer or not. I am not saying that we don't have choices and can't make decisions but not putting our trust in the Lord is simply a waste of time.
And sometimes the burden is heavy, because we are weak and don't get it and need constant reminding of His goodness and power. But when we DO trust, and when we DO take up our cross daily and walk that walk? Well, there is a promise. God doesn't promise its easy but He does promise He will never leave us or forsake us.
And in Psalm 55:22 it says, "Cast your burdens on the Lord because He will sustain you." That word sustain is such a big word. To me in means that He is holding us, protecting us and keeping us steady. And in our walk we need to be steady and to be held and that? That is a powerful thought.
So things in my life are getting a little re-arranging. And it includes this space, because this space has become a big part of me. To end, I am including a really great song that reflects my thoughts this week. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Over & Out,