July 13, 2009

Whispers...& a little therapy:)

God is so good:)

Even in the midst of the situation I am facing, God continues to remind me how faithful He is to my boys and I.

For the past three weeks, I have been "mentoring" a woman who is dealing with a lot of "junk" right now in her life because of decisions she has made. As I have shared my stories with her, the Lord, in His sovereignty, has brought back an issue from my past that needed to be dealt with. As I share encouragement to this woman, I believe God gently whispers to my heart, "Will you believe that for yourself and for your situation?" Oh, the people of God we would be if we only could/would take our own advice! *Big grin*

I stopped by Kelly Combs' (Chatty Kelly) blog today and she compared herself to Rocky Balboa in her recent post. He kept fighting even when he continued to be knocked down. I believe we get stronger every time we get back up from a "slam" that the enemy throws our way. It also makes me think of Paul in the New Testament of the Bible when he talks about "fighting the good fight; pressing on; forgetting what is behind; putting on the armor of God...and then STAND"; and so forth.

This was a man who had to, not only tell others to fight, but I believe He also had to convince Himself that He was a new creation! -Not the old guy who killed Christians- I don't know...I could be wrong, but when I think of Paul, I think of the man he used to be before he met Jesus...and then I think about how many books of the Bible he actually wrote, and how many people's lives he had to have impacted, and wondered how he got over his own feelings of a past full of regrets. Whew! (major run-on sentence, yet that is how I think of him). He is definitely a man who conquered in God's kingdom, and therefore; could encourage others because He truly made it over those "mountains" in his life, leading others to the freedom that Jesus Christ offered because HE HAD ONCE BEEN IN CHAINS, in more ways than one.

So, as God brings back this situation in my life, while I am mentoring this woman, God also whispers His peace, assurance, and "heart knowledge" that He truly will help me every step of the way, AS I follow His direction and guidance.

Refining fire? Oh yes.
Is it hot? Oh yes.
Painful? Oh yes.
Lifechanging? Oh yes.
Worth it? YES, because I know this is another thing that God will use, (is using), to mold me into more of His image.

So again...I declare: God is still on the throne, He's faithful, His timing is ALWAYS perfect, He is a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the husbandless, and He will never leave me or forsake me, so...do I really need to spend so much time worrying and fretting about every detail? No...I don't think so.

(Besides I think in this past week, I have gained 20 more grey hairs...SERIOUSLY! ha, and I just dyed my hair 2 weeks ago)

I thank God for wonderful prayer warriors and for ALL the people He has brought into my life! *Sniff, sniff...this girl couldn't be more blessed:) (I really tried to cry to give you the full effect of my "sniff's", but ya know, I'm bone dry in the tear department, and my heart feels a little too light to drown it with tears before I go to bed.)

So, before I go, let's all say it together, "My name is __________ and I'm DONE worrying too much! I cast all my cares upon the Lord and I won't take them back. He knows every detail of my life, and will take care of those things which I cannot control. God, I trade you my burdens for your peace, and I won't even feel guilty for not 'sulking' over this situation in my life. I will be thankful today and rest in your loving arms! Sigh...(Take a deep breath...) Thank you Jesus! Amen.....(Another deep breath)

There.

Now doesn't that feel better???

7 comments:

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, how many times I hear Him speak to my heart through the very words I speak to another person. Yep. I'm with you there!

...and...

...this...

...thing...

...you're...

...doing...

...to...

...tease...

...us?...

...Is...

...not...

...nice!...

*pouty face*

the story of us said...

:)
VERY.WELL.SAID!
and
i
think
i
KNOW
the
SURPRISE!!! :)
but
i'm
not
telling!

Chatty Kelly said...

Well I don't know the surprise, so I'll have to wait. thanks for the shout out! And I seriously loved this post because i can relate. The devil whispers "who are you to counsel her, you were worse than she is!" but Jesus says "I have refined you, you can mentor her because you have walked in her shoes."

So keep up the good work sister!

Kimberly Hurd Horst said...

"My name is _Kimberly _ and I worry too much! I cast all my cares upon the Lord and I won't take them back. He knows every detail of my life, and will take care of those things which I cannot control. God, I trade you my burdens for your peace, and I won't even feel guilty for not 'sulking' over this situation in my life. I will be thankful today and rest in your loving arms!

And I recently found your blog and decided to follow it if you don't mind. Thank you for the godly encouragement.

Kimberly, Isanti MN

sheila said...

:) praying for you tonight :)
and thanks for the comment :)

Sheryl said...

the refiner's fire is painful but so worth it if we let Him do His work. i've written a few posts about the fire and how i pray that i can come out on the other side not even smelling like smoke.

thanks for your encouraging words. i'm glad that others "get" what i'm talking about. sometimes i wonder!!

LisaShaw said...

Glad I
came
by
to
visit
with
you
today
Heaven.

The Lord is great in all His ways dear one and I await to hear more of how He's touching and using your life while also ministering back into your heart.

Blessings and peace.

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