Monday, October 24, 2005
I am at peace. Prayer and the encouragement of others has brought me to a peace I haven't really experienced this month. That is somewhat difficult to write because the verse I always bring myself back to is John 16:33 which Christ says "...in me you may have peace." The peace was replaced with pressures and burdens I chose to carry on my own.
But God has brought me to a place where I need to be at--patiently waiting. I am enjoying this time of questioning and discovery; challenges and trials. I have had some conversations that have been amazing and many that have been hard. Regardless, they all left me looking to the Lord.
I was just traversing through Scripture to find a verse that came to mind, but instead I was reading one that sums it all up even better.
"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say 'You are my God.' My times are in Your hand..." (Psalm 31:14-15). Everything in my life--raising support, family, ministry, friends, personal struggles, etc.--is in the hand of the Lord. He is in control.
Oh how I must be reminded of that!