For Those Times When You Are Simply Holding On

Those times when you are simply holding on.......

                  everything may be changing,

                               the things that you had planned are no longer,

                                             you have to be incredibly patient,
                                                        you're still trying to figure out who you are,

                                                                   and how you fit into the bigger picture......


Some days just hit us hard. It all comes out of the blue. Like a giant tidal wave.
As a matter of fact, it probably happened because you drank the rest of the orange juice straight out of the carton today (come on, how many people are feeling convicted now? Hehehe..).

The reason why these things come out of the blue is because we are so, so small. So very small. The things we imagine and dream are not nearly big enough to scratch the surface of what we are meant to be or are designed for. His plan for us is So. Much. Bigger. Than. Anything. An example? This blog. Never in a million years would I had ever though or dreamed that I would--that I could--have something like this. How opposite of me it sometimes still sounds. But when I really think about it, it kinda makes sense, too. I love how God uses the unexpected to transform, and ultimately use all for His Glory. For God uses the unexpected, the little, weak, scared, broken, hurt, loud, discontent, ugly, damaged, restless, teary-eyed, pouty, mistrustful, sinful, incompetent, secretive, worried, shy, impatient, and the angry.

My dear friends, the good new is that we have a Savior who came in place of us to take our beating, our punishment, our nails. Thank goodness God uses us in the condition we are, and that we no longer have to be alone or receive what we deserve. Or worry.

"....let each of you lead the life that the Lord has assigned, to which God called you.....but obeying the commandments of God is everything.....even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever.......in whatever condition you were called, brothers and sisters, remain there with God."
1 Corinthian 7:17-24

"Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted among the earth."
Psalms 46: 10

Along with these verses, read all of Psalms 66 (Pay attention to the other words that are used in other translations for the word "place" in the end of verse 12, including "to a saturation" according to a footnote on my NRSV Bible).

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