Good Morning Beautiful People… You Are Not Stuck!
I just had to stop everything and write this morning about Faith. Actually, it’s been on mind for a while. It seems like I have been thinking about this even as I sleep. Sometimes life’s circumstances just don’t make sense. As I was chatting with the author of the book Diving Deep Into Faith, Kate Williams, a few days ago. I found myself revisiting the past several years’ life events. I admit, I get a little shaky at times over how the journey of diving deeper goes.
It is not always easy to believe the Word of God, it just isn’t. Romans 8:28 All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called to His purpose. As each of us step out into our own unknown, it feels sometimes that we are going to sink. Just a few days ago, I found myself questioning God himself. Lord, you said you would never leave me nor forsake me, right? Help, I cried out to him, I think I may be sinking, as I shared my burdens with him. The very next day the answer arrived. I like when the answer is early, but I’m learning, it’s His timing, not mine, but always right on time. Many days and nights, I talked with the creator of the universe about His timing and seasons. I asked him to forgive me for being filled with fear instead of faith. I try to be obedient and step out to walk on the water, whenever I sense he’s nudging. One thing I know for sure, He will never be mad at anyone for trying. His Word says He is our rear guard. (Isaiah 52:12)
I remember moving to an apartment for a season and a friend now living in Australia gave me a snow angel figurine that read Blind Faith. I placed it on the sill in the kitchen window, directly over my sink. Every day when I would do dishes, I would be reminded, I was walking by faith-blindly. I couldn’t see my way. The apartment was for a season and served a purpose. I remember my car that my sister had given me “blew up”. I felt so stuck nearly ten miles from town. I would go out on the deck and look at the road East 10 and West 10 and declare I am not stuck. I can walk in either direction. I have friends on both sides. I had a friend that loaned me her car, whenever needed. Wow, that was a tough time, but I made it.
As I reflect on this time in my life, I can remember so many blessings. Some of the most precious people that are still friends today, I met on that journey. The prayer meetings I held and the dreams I dreamed still convince me to this day that God orders our footsteps even through difficult times.
Today, I don’t know what each of you readers are going through. One thing I know for sure, if you know Jesus, you are not stuck. You can stand inside, stand outside, stand upside down even and declare I am not stuck. Now believe it. Talk to your Heavenly Father, share your burdens. He will make a way for His children. You may not be able to see the plan, but believe He has one. He is Your Lord. (Make sure today He is).
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. John 14:6 Jesus told him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
Now Declare I Am Not Stuck! Dive Deeper Today…Amen