Tuesday, October 23, 2012

God Saw This Coming

This month hasn't exactly been awesome in any way, according to my limited way of thinking. Still, after much groaning, cursing (I confess...teehee), muttering, screaming, and finally some quiet moments with God, I have my reminder. 

God saw this coming, and the same God who pays enough attention to number hairs and give us unique fingerprints must have a plan. 

For me, that plan included lying flat on my sister's bed in the dark and allowing water to squeeze past my eyelids. (Quite the aversion to crying here.) It included getting some much-needed rest and going back to the beginning--Him. In all the busyness and insanity of the past two or so weeks, I've barely had my quiet time with God. I'm not one of those people who can function otherwise. I need Jesus time to be patient and not roll my eyes ... I'm just not that nice all by myself.

I don't know what works for you, but maybe we need to step back for a moment and refocus. Maybe we need to deliberately call to mind the mercies and faithfulness of God. Maybe, before we can take the stories we're writing any further, we need to look back on the stories of our lives and see how God has brought us through worse conflicts than we can ever pen. Maybe we just need to remember. To remember God. To remember the arms that hold us in every season. 

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:24, 25)

Blessings and love, 


Guest Blogger Bio: 

Lori-Ann Whyte, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers

The youngest of six girls from a Jamaican home with parents who bought books instead of toys, Lori prefers reading to all other forms of entertainment. 

She has finally worked her way around to calling herself a writer, and has developed a deep passion for the art form. A proud weirdo, with a four-year-old for a best friend, Lori hopes to grow up one day. 

God seems to be leading the conspiracy to accomplish just that.


Unknown said...

Thank you for gracing our blog with your words of wisdom, Lori-Ann.

I too have learned that things don't work right if I neglect the quiet time with Him.

What He wants most from us is a relationship with Him. And for us to quit trying to get by with our own strength.

God bless you in your writing journey, and all your endeavors for Him.

Lori said...

You're welcome, Sharon.

Thank you for the opportunity. You are so right. "What He wants most from us is a relationship with Him. And for us to quit trying to get by with our own strength." I constantly need that reminder.

Carol Ann said...

Lori, what a great reminder of how we need to nurture our relationship with God. It is too easy to let the everyday stresses of our lives weigh on us. Just a few quiet moments alone with Him can give relief. Thanks for being a guest on our blog.
Hugs and love,
Carol Ann

Lori said...

Indeed, Carol Ann. Thanks for having me. :)