Monday, December 10, 2007

Kind of on Edge Today

Ever have one of those days that just kind of seems off? I'm having one of those. Taking on other people's stress, reading between the lines when there is no between to read. So I have to run to the one source of all things. My Heavenly Father. And HIS words of hope.

1-2By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
3-5There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! (Romans 5:1-5, The Message)


Cindy said...

I hear ya.

I hope I haven't said anything to add to it all.

Melissa said...

To one of the women I admire most: Take solace in the thought there are plenty of us that understand and have been to that Edge. We always come back, but sometimes we linger and just take our time returning. Take care!

Dawn said...

HUGS to you!!! I'm sorry things seem so hard today!! I am a BIG one for reading between lines that aren't there too, why do we do that to ourselves?!

I hope things turn around quickly and you will be back to your self soon!