Thoughts After a Rain

by | August 17, 2012

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.”
Psalm 16:8-9

rain is past now. Only a trickling of water through the downspouts and
the fresh scent in the air reveal that the rain has come and gone. There
is a coolness in the air that is so refreshing and all around is peace
and quiet as I sit here on the porch taking it all in.
The past
two weeks have been so full for me! Full of so many different events,
people, places, feelings, thoughts, tasks, and circumstances. I am
overwhelmed with just trying to recall it all! God has been teaching me
so much! And yet the more I learn (or hope I am learning =) the more I
realize how much more there is that I need to learn and grow in! With
all the things that have been taking place within my heart recently, it
seems as though I want to cry out with care, worry, fear, and even discouragement!
these are cries of the natural man, the one who can’t see beyond the
day or week at hand, the man that can’t see the bigger picture that the
Master Designer is creating as He makes something beautiful out of what
may appear to be something overwhelming! God has shown me how important
the “overwhelming” situations in life are. It is in these times
that I have to turn somewhere! And it is the Fathers great desire and
delight for His children to turn to Him! In the times that aren’t so
hard, it’s easy for me to thank and trust God. But it’s when everything
seems so confusing and the path obscure, that I am tempted to fear or
become faint and discouraged.
These times have really drawn me
close to Him! Eric Ludy shares about how it’s times like these that
builds “tensile strength” in a persons soul! The ability to be put under
pressure and not break because your strength is in HIM, and HIM alone.
have been so encouraged in Him these past two weeks…and though I have
more questions than answers, theres a peace in my heart that is
unexplainable! Life is too short to worry! And I only have one shot at
life… And I want it to count!

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Isaiah 33:2

…I love this verse!...=)…be encouraged and blessed!

~ Chad

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