Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I can rest in that.

Sometimes, I feel like my life is on hold and it is hard to continue to do the things I need to do. Sometimes, I wish there really was a fairy godmother who would swoosh down and make things right for me with her magic wand. Sometimes, I lack motivation and drive. Sometimes, I just don't care. Sometimes, I feel lost. Sometimes, I just need to rest. Sometimes, I just need to rest in Him.

BUT, there is someone who cares and someone who knows exactly what is going to happen next in my life. You see, I am in a situation that is hard to understand sometimes. I want this unemployment situation of my husband's to just be resolved already! I know that I should feel peace because I know that God already had this situation planned. I don't understand that, but I can rest in the truth that He does.

Psalm 33:11 says The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.

I know His plan is to mold me and to make me like Him. I am changing even when I feel like I am stuck. He is changing me and molding me into His image. His heart is great.

One of my favorite bible verses is this: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.

I have this verse posted in several places in my home. It is a constant reminder to me that everything is in my loving God's hands. Even when I am stuck, not motivated, wallowing in pity and despair, when I just feel like giving up, I can trust in my Lord because He loves me and He holds the plans to my future. He loves me! I can rest in that.


Robert's Rants & Raves said...

I totally understand Pam. The Lord's timing is always perfect no matter how we see it or wish to either slow or accelerate the timing of something. Jeremiah 29:11 is a very apt verse.

I love you.

Becky said...

((hug)) I understand some of what you are going through. I feel the same way. It is hard. During His time of ministry Jesus said he had no place to rest His head. He basically owned nothing besides the clothes on his back. I recently heard some teaching on money and earthly riches. There is a verse that says that if we have food and clothing we should be content. Also that God owns everything and we are His stewards. As Job said "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Another teacher I listened to said believers are citizens of heaven. This reminded me that no matter what happens down here we have a bright future. We are His and He is always going to take care of us. I hope this comforts you as it did me.

Chaos Cottage said...

I can always rely on you Becky for such sweet words. Thank you and God bless you!