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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Which Way Is Up?

I awoke this morning to spend time with my Father God . . . He reminded me that He is the God of Hope as I read the attribute of God for the day. He is Hope when we feel discouraged, depresesed . . . As I was getting ready for the day, I flipped to the next verse in my stack of notecards to find one of my favorites: Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with ALL joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may OVERFLOW with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

At 8:30 in the morning, many frustrations had already begun to get to me and I was praying, well more like crying out to the Lord in the car on the way home from dropping the kids off at school! Without knowing how to put it into words at the time, it was a feeling of “I have been knocked over by the waves of the emotions of life and I don’t know which way is up, . . . but I know You God are with me and I just want to walk in the Spirit with You on this planet – whatever that looks like.”

And the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart to remind that this morning I read Psalms 43 – “You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

"Yes, Lord, send you Your light and truth and let them guide me! You are my stability - and the wisdom and knowledge of You is my stability!"I had taken time to stand of the firm ground of His promises in His word and felt the peace that passes all understanding transform my heart and my mind and a precious release of everything that had me in a tail spin.
A dear friend and mentor sent me this word to encourage me: Events of the past two months (internationally, nationally, and personally) have caused you to be a little off balance. You have lost spiritual equilibrium and need to regain stability. You can do this by shifting your focus from the things that have put you in a tail spin and once again realizing the incredible stability in My Kingdom. Take the time to stand on the firm ground of My word, says the Lord. Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

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