Walk It Out - 09/07/11
My life was forever changed 10 years ago. It's soo hard to believe it's been 10 years already. I'm moved to tears at this moment thinking about days missed, yet embracing the days the Lord has given me to discover all the many new adventures surrounding my life... when I was ready for them.
I've been shaken to the core and still I stand with my fist held high proclaiming that I am unshakeable in this moment. But that's just it. Sometimes we go from moment to moment, day to day, season to season. Even in chaotic uncertain times we can be assured that our very lives are in the grip of a loving God. We can completely rest in His love and presence, but also His unending attention, commitment and faithfulness to us.
When I stood on the edge of the water 10 years ago I could hardly breathe....I was overwhelmed with grief and loss...I'll never forget crying out to God to come rescue this broken heart and scoop me up in His arms because I couldn't stand on my own. As the scriptures say it best, He was close to the broken hearted and He saved me, whose spirit had been crushed. (Psalm 34:18) I once again realized my great dependence upon God and just how very real He is.
Many of our moments, days and seasons have been shaken, but today I am a woman speaking over my life AND yours if you feel like you're being shaken at this very moment....Our hope and our refuge is firm because of Jesus! (Psalm 92:2) We are heirs of everlasting life! He is in full control when life seems out of control.
I have learned my hardest to embrace whatever season God has me in, even if it doesn't seem like He "knows what's He's doing" (LOL) But peacefully, I do...I DO believe the Lord knows what He's doing and is fully aware of His intentions for our lives. If God has called you to a place of waiting, then choose to learn patience as you trust His plan for your beautiful life. If God has called you to a place of movement, then choose to move with boldness as you trust His plan for your beautiful life. Either way, stay sensitive to His voice, for in that you will surely be walking in His will. He will always guide your willing heart and cover any missteps with His grace. What a gift.
And just like He whispered to me 10 years ago in the worst moment of my life, He whispers the same to you today, "I'm here! I'm here! Breathe! You are not alone in this! I have it all worked out. You just need to walk it out!"
A fellow traveler,
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