Friday, September 19, 2008

Seasons.

I love when the seasons change; especially from summer to fall. The leaves are changing colors, cooler breezes blow, we start to wear warmer clothing. But, this post isn't going to be about those kinds of seasons. I'm talking about seasons of life.
We happen to be in a different season of our life right now. I don't usually share alot of personal things on my blog because I like to try and keep it light and share a variety of different things but, I thought I would share this with you.

We have been in a season of many questions and few answers. You know, the times when you know that something is going to happen but, you have the who, what, why, when, and where's? And none of those are getting answered? Are you confused yet? Anyway, without going into details; we are in a waiting period of our lives right now, and for anyone who knows what I am talking about, it can be frustrating. Now, I would like to tell you that I deal with it all just fine and everything is just grand. But, that is not always the case. You see, I am a self-proclaimed "worry-wart" I worry about everything. It's really ridiculous. I've realized that my worry is rooted in fear and lack of trust in The Lord. But, that doesn't mean because I've realized that ,that I never worry anymore. I wish it were that simple for me. I'm constantly analyzing things and saying "what if this, or what if that." Then The Lord gently reminds me that if I trust in Him with all of my heart and don't lean on my own understanding, and acknowledge Him in everything I do, then He will direct me.

(Proverbs 3:5-6). The verse after that talks about not letting ourselves think we are wiser than what we really are and to simply obey The Lord and refuse to do wrong. It goes on to say, if we do ,it will be like medicine, healing our wounds and easing our pains. (verses 7-8). There are so many verses about worry and anxiousness but for some reason, every time I read that passage, it brings me such encouragement and almost brings about an evaluation of my life. Am I trusting in him and not leaning on my own understanding? Am I acknowledging Him in everything? Am I obeying what he has asked me to do? If I am, then I know that my paths are being directed by Him. That's a promise.

I hope this little "journal entry" of sorts can bring about some encouragement to you as well.

Thanks for listening, er...reading. :)

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I am such a "worry wart" too. Sometimes I wonder why I can't seem to shake it after many years of seeing God's faithfulness. It's like I'm wired to worry.

Thanks for your honestly and the scripture. I pray that God works deeply within your heart during this season. Blessings!

Debbie said...

I heard years ago that "What ifs" come straight from hell! Think about it... it's the beginning of wondering the worst.

I loved your post. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Jenny said...

Great post! I too tend to be a worrier, and I'm also a bit of a control freak, which is a bad combination in times when things are unclear. We had MANY such times during our season of preparing to move to NYC, but you're absolutely right...when we let go of all that and let Him lead, He'll direct our paths. And the center of His will is the only place to be. Thank you! I needed this reminder and encouragement!!

Emily said...

I can just relate so well. My husband says that I can't be happy unless I have something to worry about. That just sums it up right there.

Hope you can relax!

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

Oh, we've been there - that waiting and holding period - when you know God is doing something, you just aren't sure what. Then sometimes you know what, you just aren't sure when.

I'll be praying that he fills you both with complete peace as you wait. That even in the unknown you'll be able to rest in the fact that you know Him, and He is good.

~Trish~ said...

I an relate!! Thank for stopping by my blog when I was featured last week :) I'm still trying to get back to everyone who commented!!