Have you been wondering: Where has Cindy gone?
Some days I don't feel like I can remember my name.
Some days I look in the mirror and wonder: Who are you?
Seven weeks ago life threw us an very unexpected curve ball and I am yet to recover - OR - the reality of what took place is yet to settle in - not sure which!
Has that ever happened to you? You are standing at home plate expecting the same old slow pitch and WHAM - a fast/curve ball pops you square between the eyes.
Sometimes that is what it takes to get our attention.
My old buddy "JAMES" says this:
"If any of you lacks wisdom he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must BELIEVE (TRUST) and NOT doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind."
I choose to NOT be a wave of the sea and NOT be tossed by the wind or every trial that I face.
God places my feet on solid ground.
If you read the first part of James - just before the above verses - he is speaking of trials and our need to walk through them in joy so that we can be made whole and complete in God. We cannot do that alone.
God is calling me and you to face our trials with joy in knowing that He is doing a glorious work in us. This thought brings joy to my dry and weary soul.
God also shares with us that we need wisdom to walk through our trials and if we don't have wisdom then we need to ask and He will give it to us. That is where I need to be. When I am unsure of the answers to lifes challenges then I must be seeking wisdom from the only one who knows the beginning from the end.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set your ablaze, says the Lord." Isaiah 43:2
A few times over the past several weeks I have lost focus - today I am refocusing my eyes on the only place I can find peace - my precious Savior, Lord, Father and God.
Today I am Considering All Life's moments with Joy!
Thank you Cindy. Your post is EXACTLY what I needed to read today. I am in the process of doing a post, so I hope you don't mind if I make reference to yours, and the scripture references, in it. You write, "When I am unsure of the answers to lifes challenges then I must be seeking wisdom from the only one who knows the beginning from the end." I failed at that over the weekend. No more failures like that though; I will seek Him first. Much love, PaulaReplyDelete
what a great post! How easy we lose focus!ReplyDelete
He is the ONLY thing worth keeping our eyes on.
So good to hear from you. Keep trusting and clinging to Him!ReplyDelete
I've been praying for you and your family even though I don't know the details. Be encouraged and rest in the arms of the Lord.ReplyDelete
Cindy, I'm praying for you. Praying your strength is renewed, your focus is strong, and that you are filled with His peace that surpasses all understanding. Worship while you're waiting, be patient, and keep your eyes on him. He is the giver of restoration and he wants to use all of lifes circumstances for His glory. Have hope in his promises!ReplyDelete
It has been wonderful to share in this post today. I'm glad you're back on deck. I pray that the sea will settle. Thanks for sharing the scripture. Have a wonderful day. N xReplyDelete
Praying for you my friend!ReplyDelete
Oh Cindy, I'm so glad to see you back in our bloggy world. This is a difficult season in many people's lives. I know each one of us may be challenged in different ways. I completely understand how easy it is to lose our focus. I've been known to focus on my problems instead of my Lord. It can be easy to do. Just know that your Christian sisters are here for you and will pray for you. We have to lift each other up and keep us all blogging. It can be such a ministry and you have a gift of communicating through your writing. Hugs to you!ReplyDelete
I am praying for you. I don't know the details but I know about curve balls, fast balls, knuckle balls, etc.ReplyDelete
I pray that you are filled with godly wisdom so that whatever you go through, you will be able to look back and trace HIS hand print.
Love and blessings,
Love you and I am praying for you.ReplyDelete
Yes, Cindy, I do feel that way... especially now as I grieve the death of my father....ReplyDelete
It was not a curve ball I expected so soon... yet knew it was going to happen one day.
He sustains me.... each and every moment of each and every day.
Thanks for this post. I've missed seeing you.
Love sent from Georgia
Somehow, I missed this posting. So, I'm late.ReplyDelete
I LOVE how you said your buddy James. That is so me. I usually say "my man James". I love the books of James. I love the beginning of chapter one. The verses you quoted and then also vs 2...consider it all joy when you face trials of many kinds.
Is James 1:2 the foundation of your blog? I've always wondered that.