Bombarded, But Held in His Hand 

There are times that you are on the right track and things are going as you believe they should and then BAM!  You weren’t expecting that call about a problem. You weren’t expecting the issue with your kids or spouse. Or you have these expectations that aren’t met on a consistent basis.  What then?

What is the plan here Lord?

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“I am.”

I understand that Lord. What do I do?

“Trust. Trust that I am working all things for good for those that love Me and are called according to My purpose.”

How can I help when people are aching so?

“Peace be still.”  “You know that you can trust Me. I will never leave you or forsake you.”

Yeah God, but I am being bombarded and so are so many that I love!

“Well, I never said it would be easy. You know the world will hate you because they hate Me.  Just focus on being strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 

So, I need to be constantly in prayer and aware of the battle. Got it!

“Get ready my child.  Protect yourself and your family. Pray for your friends. Take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.” 

Trust. Be Still. Pray. Put on Your armor. Pray. Be alert. Pray

That is our path broken down I suppose.  So here today Lord, I will be still and trust You.  I will pray and use Your armor.  I am on full alert and will stay in prayer until you release me.  Give me strength. (“My love, I will provide all of your needs according to My riches in glory. I will give My angels charge over you.”)

Thank you Lord,

I love you,

Tara

Restlessness

Some thoughts about restlessness…

  1. Always fidgeting around to go, like a horse in an antbed —Elmer Kelton
  2. Fidgeted as though the skin on her back were as a plucked fowl’s in a poulterer’s shop window —Virginia Woolf
  3. Wriggling in her place, as if her chair was hot —Frank Swinnerton

According to  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restlessness

Definitions of RESTLESS are

1: lacking or denying rest : uneasy <a restless night>
2: continuously moving : unquiet <the restless sea>
3: characterized by or manifesting unrest especially of mind<restless pacing>; also : changefuldiscontented
— rest·less·ly adverb
— rest·less·ness noun
Herein I find myself.
Continuously moving.
Since I was eleven, I have moved about every 3 years. Whether it is from house to house, or city to city, or even to another continent. Moving has been a part of my life.  Since buying our beautiful property in the country, I find myself restless.
I am not sure why.
We have a great body to fellowship with, our family is healthy and strong. God provides all of our needs, but I feel like I am missing something.
Maybe I just need to be quiet.
Waiting for God to calm the waters of restlessness.
“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39
So I say to restless seas of my heart, “Peace! Be still!” because God has the storms of my life, large or small, in His mighty hand. I am His child. I am to rest.
Dinner needs to be prepared so I can’t sit to find a picture, but when I do, I will post it.
Peace be still my friends.