Wednesday, March 13, 2013

{day twenty four} at the foot of the cross I lay down my circumstances...

I read two things today that caused me to take an honest look at myself.

You can read them here and here, if you'd like. 

Here's the thing.  I spend a lot of time worrying about my circumstances or situations.  Without so much as a second thought that God may be doing a bigger, mightier work through the bad, inconvenient, uncomfortable moments.  That perhaps He actually has a better plan.  I must trust that He is working all things together for good.

My friend Elizabeth said it so well today. 

sometimes our circumstances don't match up
 with what God is actually doing in our lives...behind the scenes.  the story is so big and powerful and 
yet chapters that we live sometimes feel so small and fragile.  
and then one day all the hidden work that 
was being done lands us smack dab in the middle
 of the stage with our face flooded in light.  
and what our audience sees is Him...only Him...
shining up through the cracks of our broken places.

This stirred something in my heart.  And knew what I had to do.  I had to kneel before the Cross and let go of the worry over my circumstances.  I had to stop looking at the trees and look up to see the sky.  I had to stop moving through the circumstances in order to feel His hand guiding me.

I am a broken, but mended girl.  Who loves Jesus.  Instead of focusing on the brokenness, I want Jesus to shine through the cracks.

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