Ahhh~ My Light Bulb Moments

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Ahhh~ My Light Bulb Moment

The Faithful Love of the Lord…

Please excuse my array of unorganized thoughts here. I can’t easily sum up what this MTC study or this week’s verse has taught up. It is so great…

Our memory verse for Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst this week is:

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends![a]

    His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
    his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
    therefore, I will hope in him!” Lam 3:22-24

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 I pray over critical things and I wait for God to answer. I pray again. Nothing. So, I pray again. Okay, well I need to take this in my own hands.

How can I possibly get through this? I am drained and emotionally exhausted. It is one thing after another. I have no strength and I have no words to even pray. What am I going to do?

My first grandparent has died. It hit like a ton of bricks. Why? Why does it hurt like this? When will any of us feel normal again? This just isn’t fair.

Circumstance after situation comes up and my initial reaction is to turn to the flesh. I trust in human hands. I trust the medical community. I trust what the media says. I trust what other’s say will make me happy. I even stage some of my Facebook posts so my family looks so awesome. Yep. I sure did just admit that. And don’t’ lie we all do it.

What is up with all the fake?

Why am I not so enveloped in God’s limitless supply of grace that nothing else matters? Why do I know trust the truth that my God is Able to do anything.

Jeremiah was so taken aback by God’s grace offered to him so he resolved to wait for God to act. He waited. ~ My husband would say I have no idea what the word wait means. He could trust God despite his circumstances (FYI~I think these circumstances are slightly more rough than ours) because his light bulb moment happened. He understood how inexhaustible God’s supply of love and grace were. Shewwwww.

You know what we have to do to obtain this little treasure called “hope.”  We have to believe and know that no matter what GOD IS ABLE. And it isn’t just once I have to do this. I must moment by moment turn to the Living God. I must moment by moment just TRUST, WAIT, and HOPE……………LIGHT BULB. AHA, so that is all I have to do. Not so easy though, is it? So no matter what trial I go through. No matter what pain and hurt I have~ I must retain hope and I must do it moment by moment.

 Lysa says, “Whatever the situation, I keep asking God to be my daily portion—of companionship, provision, patience—over and over. Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave

God. Is. Able.

God is able to do anything.

God is able to heal.

God is able to be bigger than I could ever imagine.

God is able to get me through anything.

“God = Is = Able.

Anyway you add it up.

This is something we know for certain in our hearts right now in regard to the seemingly impossible situation we are facing. It is something we can keep turning our lives toward with confidence every minute of every day. He can do it. He is able.” God is Able, Priscilla Shirer

 

God’s love, compassion, and faithfulness kept the whole nation from destruction. How can I be certain of this? God’s mercies are as sure as the sunrise. No matter how hard I try to understand, I won’t EVER GRASP God’s faithfulness. I could never wrap my mind around it. Jeremiah’s foundation of hope stemmed from the knowledge that he possessed God and that God possessed him.

GOD POSSESSES US….Praise the Lord, right?!

So as trouble continues to come because it most certainly will, I will imitate Jeremiah. I will DIE TO MYSELF and look to the LIVING GOD. I will wait on Him in patience and faith because my God is Able.

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9 thoughts on “Ahhh~ My Light Bulb Moments

  1. I love that you admit to this: “I even stage some of my Facebook posts so my family looks so awesome. Yep. I sure did just admit that. And don’t’ lie we all do it.” And yes, I’ve done that too. A few times recently my husband and I have told our kids, “How about we post this (fill in the blank) on Facebook? Maybe then you wouldn’t do (fill in the blank) if you knew we were going to tell everyone. So thank you for admitting to something that, yes, a lot of parents do! And thank you for my new mantra. God.is.able! Blessings! Jennifer

  2. I have a hard time too! My mind gets it, but my heart doesn’t want to wait. My head gets that God is able to do anything, yet my heart fights with the fact that either it doesn’t happen fast enough (or even at all).
    Thank you for being honest with us! I know the hurt that having a grandparent leaves. And I also know the facebook-perfect trap. Keep waiting on God. Someday we will both learn to wait a little better.

  3. You are a great writer, because you speak from your heart and your voice is very clear when you speak. Thank you for sharing what is on your heart! Trust is my word, and Hope is another one this year. I trust God has a plan and I have Hope for a future He will guide us all to find

  4. This was a really helpful read – thank you for your honesty. Why do we automatically turn to friends or other places to fix things when all we need to do is look to God first, trust Him and know that He will act or answer in the time and in the way that He knows is best?

  5. God is able!! AMEN! I must rely on Him and wait! Everything else tries to consume us and God just wants us to pray to Him!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I so appreciate your raw honesty and emotion in your writing here. So many of us need to find that hope in God – I pray that you will be able to wait for whatever it is you need and find your peace and portion in HIM!

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