She sat dumbfounded in her conviction, amazed by His gentle ways, His love for her
that refused to keep her as she was, but shaped her more and more into His
representative. She knew where this revelation came from, the One who loved her
enough to correct her and comfort her at the same time: If I really believe that God is
who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do, then why wouldn’t I trust
Him with my burdens and blunders?
Have you ever experienced exasperated frustration, or a season of waiting for an
answer to prayer that really tested your faith?
Thanks for joining us for today’s blog where Kim-Evinda shares from her heart to
yours for such a time as this as she shares what she’s learning about emotional
I find I do my best sharing when it’s based on what I have learned in the process of
enduring, and what I am still learning. It’s the latter that I find myself in during this
season of healing. I mean I could write for hours about what I’m learning on the road
of healing, but at the risk of being too transparent I will say that emotional healing
absodarnlutely (my word) is not for the quitter!
Why do I say that? Well, healing takes courage because it has a path of its own, one
that is often unknown. Healing requires determination to stay on that path and not
deviate, sort of like an unseen operation. One certainly wouldn’t get up in the middle
of being operated on, would they?
Another thing I’ve learned about healing; it requires an obedience to the One I claim
to be my God. And finally, healing often requires waiting and of course it’s hard not
to wonder and wander in the waiting. The human condition sure makes it hard to sit
and wait when you receive no direction, right? I mean, “wait” really is the direction
when you receive no direction. But what is it that we do when we are losing hope,
getting frustrated beyond exasperation or tired of waiting for others to figure it out?
I’d like to share what I am learning to do during times such as this with an acrostic
using the word “stop”:
Stretch your focus back into His Word to align your thoughts with His.
Thank Him in advance for taking it and making it all work together for good.
Own your frustration, anger, and/or sadness, and then ask God to change them [you
can’t disown what you haven’t owned!]
Pray and praise more vs. participating in private party logic.
Yes, I am convinced that what comes out of my mouth reveals who is in control of
my life. I want others to see my love for Jesus, not my frustrations with others.
May you be encouraged to Stop, no matter what situation you find yourself in…so
that those whom He has in your life can tell He is in control of your life.
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