“I the Lord do not change.
So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees
and have not kept them.
Return to me, and I will return to you,”
says the Lord Almighty.
(a little toadstool deep in the woods / Julie Cook / 2017)
On my current path I have traveled to a place of impasse—
where the circumstances of life are changing while I am left at a loss….
I find myself now wrestling with the silence of God…
There are lies which are laced within a hot and ever-slight breeze,
whispering an ancient tale of abandon…
as the sweat upon my brow beads droplets of doubt.
Rage multiples upon itself.
Anger returns to the seemingly empty silence
while God’s word proclaims it will not return void…
and yet I wonder how do I know…..
Poignantly I am reminded, once again, that He is God and I am not.
His ways are not my ways…nor will they ever be…
and in that fact resides my assurance.
He does not and will not change, despite my life’s circumstance.
For He shall supply my needs despite my pleas and questions…
“The winds of change and circumstance
Blow in and all around us
So we find a foothold that’s familiar
And bless the moments
That we feel You nearer
When life had begun
I was woven and spun
You let the angels
Dance around the throne
And who can say when
But they’ll dance again
When I am free
And finally headed home
I will be weak
Unable to speak
Still I will call You by name
Creator, Maker, Life Sustainer
Comforter, Healer, my Redeemer
Lord and King, Beginning and the End
Yes, I Am”
Lyrics I AM
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Praying for direction for you.
Thanks Don-it’s really a matter of me praying for others — as in which direction to pray …
And seeing those prayers stymied – yet I know for a reason
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Very moving. I know what you’re feeling. I’m struggling on this too right now. Our only confidence is in God and his consistency. He has a plan❤️
Perhaps it would help to pray “thy kingdom come” into the lives of another. Pray for God’s will. Pray for another person to make right decisions. Pray for protection. Pray for the hardness of heart to be removed. Pray for healing in every area of life. Pray that blindness of the soul with be enlightened. Pray for a witness influence to be placed in his/her life. All these are ways to pray in which you do not have to know what God’s plan is in a specific need. It is still really rough to take hands off and leave the “plan” to the Lord, but he will honor your prayers even if you don’t know what the answer is to be. My computer is ker-put. I’m at the library. So I may be off a while. Now my pray is specific – make my computer work! 😀 It is easier to pray for things than top pray for people. People have wills of their own; even God must find it hard to deal with people sometimes. What if he wants me to have more patience and doesn’t work magic on my computer! Kindle is still working so I can read and comment.
thank you Oneta—I’d email you and ask for specific prayers but not knowing your email and now with a computer on the fritz—I’m praying for doors to open, post haste, as in time is moving…and doors are slamming—and worry is mounting….
but I know He knows….but the silence is hard….
and now we must pray for your computer!! 🙂
I’m at the library today. I did find out my computer comes on; trouble seems to be with chrome so I’m optimistic that all my records are safe. Thankful for that. Silence IS hard. Sometimes I sound awfully “preachy” but I understand. I know no more than you do. We both know faith grows when there is no possible way to do anything except trust. Christianity is not for wimps. But complaining is acceptable when the complaints are made to God. Somebody’s post reminded me of that today. I think dawnliz’s.
Thanks Oneta— trust me, I “complained” or shall we say, lamented, very vocally during prayer time— prayers that are so necessary for our loved ones seem the hardest when they appear to be stonewalled do they not— ???
Despite our knowing that much must go on behind the scenes and behind even our privy of knowledge.
Yet whom am I to demand of God or let alone tell Him his business??
A mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend—
Who thinks she often knows best and knows all.
Oh and I know enough about technology just to screw everything up— so good luck fixing the troubles 😉
Prayers for you and yours Julie
thank you Wally—you know the direction 🙂
Thy will be done is always a good prayer especially when things seem stuck. And in times when we cannot hear the Lord we just have to keep trusting for he promises never to forsake us. Praying that your needs and desires be met my friend. Love, N 🙂 ❤