This world literally "stinks" sometimes. It is hard not to get down, when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. It is hard not to worry. It is hard to keep the faith at times. It can be hard to forgive and forget. It is extremely hard to let go and "Let God."
While in the midst of my quiet time with the Lord this week, He let me know in no uncertain terms that HE IS THE LORD ALMIGHTY. HE IS ALL POWERFUL. HE IS FULL OF GRACE AND STRENGTH. HE IS THERE FOR ME...
I asked if I could share a part of our conversation, to which He replied, "It is already written down for the world to see..." (Our conversation was based on Job 38. Please remember that it is written in my own words.)
It is me, Mich, again. It seems to be raining on my parade a little more than I would like this week. I don't know if I have the strength to stay afloat...
where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Who marked off its dimensions?
Who laid the cornerstone to the music of morning stars and angel's voices?"
I don't think you understand. I am a mom. The worry is overwhelming. Teachers, classes, bullies, friends, hurt feelings, fights, health, etc... etc... etc... And wasn't it just the other day that I heard about another school shooting? How do I let them go into the big world?
Oh sweet girl,
remember I am the one who controls the sea, when it longs to burst forth and flood the earth...
I just haven't felt great lately...a few nights of not feeling good have left me weak and tired.
I gave orders for the morning to show it's light through the darkness... The evil of this world are denied their light...
my mother-in-law has just been diagnosed with cancer. The reports are a little worse than we originally thought. Anxious thoughts await us as we face the unknown. Tears have been already shed...
Who fathers the rain? Can you send lightening bolts on their way? Who brought forth the constellations? Who has dominion over the earth? Who gives out wisdom and understanding?
The bills seem endless. The fight to get ahead is never ending. Frustration is at every turn, for there is always something... Just today, I once again disappointed the hubby because I forgot a bill...
Who provides prey for the lioness so she can take care of her family? Who provides food for even the raven?
You are so right! Why do I insist on doing things on my own, like a stubborn child? Why do I worry, like I am all alone? Why is it so hard to trust you with all the details?
We didn't create YOU...You created us!!!
You brought the world into existence with your voice alone. Nothing is impossible for you! NOTHING!!!
Help me to curse the circumstances and not the creator. Help me stand strong during temptation. Help me keep the faith in all I do daily.
Thank you, Lord, for being my FOUNDATION...