Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 2 Surrendered Life


Cindy Beall writes -
The natural response to an undesired event in our life is disappointment. Feeling disappointment is understandable and even accepted. But, it should be a stepping-stone on our path with Jesus...not the anchor that drowns us.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

We've talked about this at church recently as well and yet I'm still slow at doing what I know I need to do, what God has told me I need to do. I've been asking God to give me another child for years. We've been actively trying for three years now, I've been asking for longer. I'm constantly disappointed by this. I've come to know that it will happen in God's timing and His timing will be perfect but I still allow the disappointment to hold me back. I let the sadness and hurt stop me from growing and from being happy.

I've prayed, I've talked to God, I've listened to Him and He has told me what I need to do to get things going but I haven't followed through with my end of things.
I've been letting the disappointment be my anchor drowning me.

I need to actively listen to what He tells me and do my part so His amazing plans for me can get started.

Comments from others about Day 2 that really stuck with me are:
Kim B wrote.....God is reminding me not to rely on what I see, but to TRUST Him for what I don't see.
              Trust, Be in Him, & Follow!

I'm following along with the She Reads Truth: Surrendered Life devotional plan via web/YouVersion. I'm starting late and you can too! Join in and grow in your relationship with God! 


Cassie said...

I'm so glad you started posting these! I have been trying to remind myself of these things but have been having a hard time DOING for the last few months. I love you my beautiful Bestie, I thank God for you daily!

Kim B. said...

Loved this Kristin!! I have been VERY disappointed with some things that have been happening on my journey & I LOVE how you say to take that as a stepping stone & not use it as an anchor that will drown me.I have to keep telling myself, I may be down, but I'm not out! I am praying for you as you await God's will for you. May He align your heart to be in sync with His.

Kristin P said...

Things will get easier. I know its hard right now. I wish you could of been at church last night, we talked about renewing our minds and the hardships of life. One of things he(Pastor Greg Scott) said was when someone passes away how if we aren't careful it can take us to a very dark place. It can lead us to bad things. He said yeah you are going to miss them but to thank God for receiving them. I know all of this is so fresh for us but with each day that passes you will become stronger and be able to make it through your day easier. We are always going to hurt and always going to miss her but she would want us to spend the rest of our time here enjoying life, growing in what she taught us, remembering her with smiles and laughter. And its okay if we have those days of sadness and tears as long as we get back up the next day and we dont let that darkness overcome us. I love you, I will help you through this.

Kristin P said...

Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD

Keeping you in my prayers!

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