Thursday, 2 February 2012

When the world gives you lemons ...

I have sat down to blog often in the last month but ended up staring at the computer screen.  I was always taught that if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.  Unfortunately I haven't had anything good to say and you most certainly don't need to read about it!  Perhaps I should start a diary as it would be very cathartic to just get it all out but I don't ever want to read back over my own ramblings.  So instead I have always just screamed it in my head silently.  We seem to be caught in a never-ending tunnel that still doesn't have a light appearing at the end, and it is starting to wear me down.  But I do read all of your blogs often, and they bring me joy.  A few posts inparticular have really stuck with me.

This one was a turning point a few weeks ago and so I thought I would share.  I only started following this blog as it was in the Garden Girls file for google reader that I added to my subscriptions.  But I have found Wilna to be quite inspiring and I have thought on these scriptures alot lately. She wrote ...

I love these verses from the message:
Psalm 109:21
Oh, God, my Lord, step in; work a miracle for me—you can do it! Get me out of here—your love is so great!— I'm at the end of my rope! 
Psalm 116:1
I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" I cried out. "Save my life!" God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. 
Psalm 143:7
Hurry with your answer, God! I'm nearly at the end of my rope. Don't turn away; don't ignore me! That would be certain death. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I'll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I'm all ears, all eyes before you. Save me from my enemies, God— you're my only hope! Teach me how to live to please you, because you're my God. Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland.
These were all the things that I needed to hear right at that moment.  I was so encouraged. The past few weeks have been easier as I meditate on these scriptures.  The situations haven't changed, but I am changed.  I am confident that no matter what may lay ahead God will be with me and he will make it easier.


And then there was this post by Amy over at Sparkling Gnome which told me to "remember to sit in the sunshine".  Not only is the layout beautiful (and you should really click on the link and go look at it), but the message is an important one too.


I am finally feeling like crafting again and have been working on our Christmas photos.  So whatever happens I know that when the world gives you lemons, God helps you make lemonade!


Chipper

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear things aren't so good with you, but glad that you feel God is providing you with some lemonade at the moment...sometimes life DOES just seem to throw too much at us and it's at these times faith is the only thing that keeps us going. Take care my friend
    Alison xx

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