Saturday, May 24, 2008

I don't know what to call this!

It's Saturday morning. My hubby and I had a discussion that upset me, not because of what he said but because it is true and there is no way for me to fix it. It is just something that has happened and we're just going to have to deal with it the best we can. It's that is stressful of course. I know that we will make it, though it is going to be tight for a while longer. It doesn't help that gas and grocery prices have gone through the roof, of course. But God has taken care of us in the past and He will continue to. I will lick my wounds and get over it. But it hurts right now.

Anyway, I decided that while the boys are playing with the neighbors and hubby is off helping his brother with something, I'd do a Bible study. I KNOW that I'll feel better if I will spend more time in His word. I do feel better, doing this and sitting outside. Here in a few, I'm going to hang clothes on the line...that'll save a penny or two!

Here is some scripture I found that makes a TON of sense to me, given how I've been feeling with how certain aspects of my life are going right now. I feel very out of control. The things that I feel that way about ARE out of my personal control, but God IS in control!

James 1: 5-8: "If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get His help, and won't be condescended when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought." (The Message Translation)

and this! 1 Samuel 17:37: "God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine."

God will deliver me from this time of frustration and uncertainty!!

and what about this?? Isaiah 41:10: "Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear, for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."

Who wouldn't feel more secure reading this??

One more...I Peter 5:6-7:"So be content with WHO YOU ARE, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; He'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you."

I feel better now, how about you?


Mel's World said...


I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. There is already built in us a "craving" for God and when we start to spend time with Him it gets bigger and bigger and bigger (which is pretty amazing!).

Let me tell ya this...I can totally relate on "tightening the belt" and living in South Florida is one of the most expensive places to live (it is actually quite ridiculous), but I know that we are resting safely in His hands and if we ask believing (Matthew 21:22) then we will receive.

Those are great verses you picked out, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Message Bible too! I have NLT, NIV, and several others, but in this season of my life I am glued to my Message Bible. It is amazing!

I am so glad you are having a better week and that you are "being still".

Take Care,