When Blessings Come…

Summer vacation 2011 friends and family

If you have been reading my blog, you know that this has been a season of loneliness for me.

So, imagine my overwhelming joy as I share with you about a recent blessing.

A few weekends ago at a Beth Moore simulcast, I met another woman during a prayer time.  I believe it was a divine appointment.  We both felt led to pray together, though we didn’t know each other.  It was awesome.

We exchanged phone numbers and she came over last week and we had a great visit and prayed together.

This is what I have been longing for!!!

A woman to pray with- to share our hearts and encourage each other on this journey of life.

But, I could feel the joy getting crowded out by other emotions shortly after she left. 

What if she just stops calling or doesn’t want to be my friend?  What if I never see her again after this?  What if all of the hopes that I have already started building upon this relationship never materialize?

There I go again.

God whispered these words to my heart- “Rachel, can this just be enough for today?  I have provided for you today.  Rejoice in the blessings of this day.  Let me take care of tomorrow.

Trust me to provide what you need.  Maybe it will be in this friendship, maybe not.

Don’t hold onto things so tightly.

Hold onto me.”

All things change- except God.

He remains.  I AM.

Always and forever.

Can I loosen my grip on all other things?

Stop clinging to other things/people for my security?

Just let God be all that I need.  Trust Him to provide daily those other things- finances, friendships, place to live…whatever it may be.

To wait in trust when the answers are long in coming…

And when He comes through and provides- am I willing to let go of the blessings if He calls me to?  To accept that these things may be just for a season?

It takes courage to obey- when I can’t see the future- and I want to cling to the safe and sure that I can see and control.

Be strong and courageous…

I forget sometimes that clinging to God is the only safe and sure place.  He is my Rock, my fortress, my shield.  He loves me more than I can imagine.

Would He withhold blessings from me?

He wants what’s best- can I trust Him enough to let go if that’s what He wants me to do?

Psalm 61:1-5

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Lord my God.  You breathed life in me with your own breath.  You molded me with your hands.  You loved in me in my lost and sinful state, and bridged the gap my sin made with the blood of your only Son.  How could I believe that now you would withhold any good thing from me?  That the one who is mighty to save would hesitate to act in love on behalf of His child?  Lord, strengthen my faith as I loosen my grip on the blessings you have graciously bestowed.  Let me always cling first and foremost to you and the promises of your Word.  Your promises are true.  I can depend on you.  Thank you God for using all things for our good and your glory- to teach me to follow you in obedience and trust.  You are worthy of my thanks and praise.  All glory is Yours.  Excellent is Your Name in all the earth.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Linked up with the following:

Our Simple Country Life

Beautiful Thursdays

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4 Responses to When Blessings Come…

  1. Erwin says:

    What an awesome day that was – incredible – thank you God for such a wonderful testimony with amazing truths that sets all of us free!

  2. This was lovely. It’s in the letting go that we find true peace. Thank you so much for linking up and for sharing from your heart. Your blog is such an encouragment to me.

    Blessings~
    Shari

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