Lord, I woke up groggy and grumpy, she wrote in her journal. Why didn’t I just say no to working, she scolded herself. Her thoughts all seemed to land on some unsettled piece in her life, and as each thought parked itself in her soul, agitation seemed to rise.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Have you ever had one of those days that began with feeling like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Today’s transparent blog talks about that very thing and how to not stay on the wrong side of the day by allowing flesh-it is to become Christ-it is (More Christ, less flesh) and remembering that what He brings us to He will see us through.
She stirred her coffee, her thoughts already swirling and swirling and returning to the current conflict in her life. Tears of anger rose and dripped down her cheeks as she made her way to her comfy chair. She was still too emotionally invested in the situation and needed to step back and pray before jumping in and falling again…into her flesh.
Revelation began to separate the anger and hurt and all she could think of is the miracle God performed for the Israelites when He parted the Red Sea so they could get across. Just like the Israelites wanted desperately to escape their situation, to be rescued from unfair treatment, she too had needed a sort of rescuing not necessarily from but in her situation.
“Oh, Father, I’ve had a horrible case of flesh-itis!” she cried out. “I’ve been so focused on all the hurtful and wrong things in this situation that I let my flesh swell up, get larger than You in me. I’ve been so focused on what was wrong that I couldn’t see the blessing in disguise.”
The anger and frustration that had been building up over the last almost two weeks began to melt away and, in its place, peace returned, bringing clarity, and understanding. And while she knew in her heart getting across to the other side of this situation may not be the easiest, she didn’t have to concern herself with the details for He had parted the sea in this situation, and He would take her to the other side.
Friends, whatever needs a Red-Sea miracle in your life, can I encourage you to surrender to the One who can part, join, empty, or fill any sea of circumstances. Remember, what He brings us to He will bring us through.