Devotional – Defying Reality

My Pastor always says there are the facts and then there is the truth! I do love and admire my Pastor – he really is an apostle of God. He takes very simple things and shows us the wisdom of God.

Over the past few days I’ve had cause to see the reality of this statement. I’ve been spearheading some activities recently and I tell you, it’s been one of the most difficult things to do. I think that yesterday was the ‘feather that broke the camel’s back’ moment.

The Walls Close In

I had the entire day of activities planned. Needless to say, it went all the wrong way! By afternoon, I was feeling the walls closing in on me.

The moment came when we realized that some of the items we were depending upon were not all there. I sat in complete despair. I had gone to purchase items twice for the day already and each time I left, it took time away from our completion of tasks.

For the third time, I jumped in my car and drove off to use up time I didn’t have. Honestly, I felt like giving up on the project and crying my eyes out. The difficulty of it became too much to bear.

Take Time to Worship

There was so much going on in my mind, I didn’t even know what to tell God. One of my favorite CD’s was playing (it had been playing for days now), and I thought to myself ‘you know what, just sing’.

I started singing and I felt that all the words I couldn’t say somehow God was hearing. Then I just started to thank God for what we were able to do so far and the fact that I have been doing my best. I feel that I’ve never worked so hard before. Even if it’s not appreciated by others (not that I’m saying it’s not), I appreciate my hard work. I am sure God is pleased that I have had the courage to take on such a big task.

You may not believe me, but the walls didn’t feel so close to me as when I’d fist jumped into the car.

Trust His Word

The situation is not completely resolved yet. But I’ve made a choice to keep God in the middle and just do my best. That is all I can really do, and I expect that my Abba Father will show me the best course of action to take to complete this part of my project.

Isaiah 49: 13 – 16

Sing for joy, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon His afflicted.

But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.

And the Lord answered: Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; O Zion, your walls are continually before Me.

I trust His word and my prayer for you today is that you trust His word also. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen.

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