Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Running in sand & dancing in the pain

For the past several months I've felt as if I'm running in sand, sometimes even quicksand. I'm trying to speed ahead, trying to give it my all, but something keeps pulling me back from going as fast as I think I should be.  I know this pulling back and slowing me down has got to be God. As frustrating and sometimes painful running through sand can be, I'm truly truly thankful for it. His timing is perfect. His love is beyond my comprehension. I'm blessed to have a Father who sees to it that I don't take the lead, but instead He does.

This week in particular has been filled with failed "plans." In the end though we have peace, we have the understanding that God is in control, and among the craziness there is a calmness to my soul.

A friend sent me this sweet email yesterday. I am so thankful for it. God's truth is His love poured out into words.  Thank you God for not allowing "my plans" to ruin yours. :)

Email from a friend:
This has been one of my memory verses lately… I’m praying it for you today! Love you, friend. God will provide and bring blessing for you and Kev in ways you won’t even be able to understand.

For the LORD God is our sun and our shield.

He gives us grace and glory.

The LORD will withhold no good thing

from those who do what is right.- Psalm 84:11

If you are like me, stop running in the sand and start dancing in it; enjoying every minute of where God has you.

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