"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now

This morning my world was encased in a shroud. It wasn’t caused by my fuzzy mind but a beautiful fog had descended, hiding the spectacular view that I normally enjoy each day.

The fog was keeping me from seeing what I knew was there. My mind has been in a foggy state for some time and the pity parties I kept throwing myself were getting downright disgusting.

Letting go of what I didn’t have—that sounds strange, how do you let go of something you don’t possess—and embracing, with thanksgiving, all I do have is bringing transformation into my life.

When Jesus hung on the cross and said, “It is finished,” the curtain in the temple was torn top to bottom. If man had done that he would have torn it bottom to top. God was telling us, “Come on in, I took care of the hard part. Sit down, let’s talk, let’s converse. I want to hear all about your pain, your doubts, your needs and then, if you will be still in my presence, I will speak to you.”

I am learning that God’s love fills all the longings that I have, the longings that no person can fulfill because people disappoint.

When hurt comes, and it will, I have a choice—will I allow the hurt to take root and reap a crop of bitterness or will I allow the sweet love of Jesus to wash over me and encase me in a shroud of peace. I choose the peace He extends to me continuously.

Life is so much sweeter.
                                                            View from my deck, isn't it pretty?

9 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I've been going through something similar, and have come to decide I have to get out of the way of my own path and let it be His for me.

Thanks for your words.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Janna, Why do we fight a God who loves us so much. We must look so pitiful to God.
Thank you Lord that you know man's heart and you don't give up on us.
So happy for you that you are on His path, it might not always be the easiest but we know it is the best.

Helen said...

What's this 'still' part of 'Be still and know that I am God'? He knows me better than that! :)
I'm working on renewing my mind with His Word - but it's apparently a slow process.

Let us know when your fog lifts!

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Helen, my fog has been lifting daily and I am seeing things through fresh eyes. Can eyes be fresh? Heck, I'm a writer I'll say what I want. I don't know if anyone will listen but there it is.
(Hope you all take that writer comment as a joke. I know better.)

Terri Tiffany said...

Ok-- I want to live where you do! your view is too awesome for one family! Thanks for a good post!

Helen said...

Nope, not a joke, my friend! You ARE a writer and a very good writer at that. Your words are powerful my friend, choose them carefully! 8 )

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