Thursday, 10 March 2016
W - Waves and Tsunamis
As a forward to this post: I wrote this about 3 months ago, and the Lord has me in a better, healthier head-space now. Just proving the point of the post....He is with us always
I'm sitting here reflecting on the past 20 odd years and seeing how things have happened. It seems as though circumstances have come in waves across my life and in-between those waves have been moments of refreshing, renewal, and healing.
I feel crushed though! I feel flattened by the last tsunami, as though it has been one wave too much. It seems as though, as one thing happens, God helps me through friends, His word, counselling, whatever, to strengthen, only for another wave to come crashing through.
So I determined this morning that I do not want to strengthen again, because I will just be preparing myself for another wave....
Not a good or healthy attitude!
But as I ponder all this, the thought occurs to me, "Tracy, wave after wave, you are still standing!" A little weary maybe, tired and disheartened maybe, down but not out! And why is this? Because God has brought me through each storm. And, He will bring me through how ever many more waves there are.
It is a sign of healing to me, that although I look and see a nearly drowned middle-aged housewife, barely hanging on to the receding seaweed, I feel great because I have survived! I have overcome those waves in Jesus name. And let me just say at this juncture, HE IS THE ONLY REASON I have survived! I have said to myself in the past, "Imagine going through this, without Jesus?!"
As I am writing all this down in my journal, feeling a little sorry for myself, I look to the bottom of the page and this scripture is sitting there, staring at me.... Matt 11 v 28: "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." How can you not realize that God is LISTENING and HEARING your heart?
I am so grateful that He listens and hears and He shows me that He does in ways like this. It makes it easier to carry on and wake up and say, "This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!"
Be encouraged my friends. God is with you in every wave! He will save you and sustain you, give you victory, and blessing upon blessing!