(Whispers of Wisdom) Where I live, on a hill unobstructed by buildings or trees, the sky looks very big. I'm constantly reminded to look up for a sunrise, sunset, special cloud formations or varying colors. It also reminds me to look up more often than I look around me, remembering that the answers to the confusion around us can only come from above, from God our Creator. What He allows me to learn, I'd like to share with you.
See the sky and hills!
In Quiet Moments Here
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Just Let Go
Inspiration comes from many places, but I have found that music speaks to me more often than anything else. When I was on my own, living alone for the first time in my life, many times I was so fearful, and felt so broken, yet music could soothe my spirit and renew my strength. It's not just the tune, though I appreciate many styles, but it's the lyrics that reach through to grab my attention.
I've recently become familiar with a musical trio going by the name of "Barlow Girl". They reached me today with the following lyrics:
What is this doubt in me
Convincing me to fear the unknown,
When all along You've shown
Your plans are better than my own?
This week has been a whirlwind of making plans, having those plans change, trying to adjust, and then having those plans change again. This morning I was in the middle of a very challenging dilemma, and I actually prayed. (I do that far less than I know I should.)
In just a few hours, God answered in a way that I would not have expected, so there's peace in my household, and in my heart, once again. Why, oh why, should I be surprised! Way too often, I try to figure things out on my own, until I get to the point where I just can't do it, at which point, I ask God for help. Such foolishness! Why not let go much sooner, to even out all those bumps in my life? In the same song, Barlow Girl says, "And I know I won't make it if I do this all alone". That's my reminder for today, that I don't need to do it all alone. The Creator of the universe, the Creator of me, is eagerly waiting for me to call.