Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"In the Word" Wednesday...


Cara here to share with you today. I will come right out and say I struggled with what to share with you because I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, tired, burdened, depleted  and have seriously been struggling with being "in the Word" consistently lately. A lot of this has to do with struggling with being sick for the last month (not anything horrible, but enough that my energy level has been significantly lower and so I've put stuff off and I am now playing some serious "catch-up"). But even with my shortcomings and weariness, God is still speaking...(right to my situation)

As I turned to my devotional (being a few days behind in that too), this is what I read...

(from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young)

Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good* (Romans 8:28 AMP), including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be. You will get through today one step, one moment at a time. Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.

This sounds like an easy assignment, but it is not. Your desire to live in My presence goes against the grain of "the world, the flesh, and the devil." Much of your weariness results from your constant battle against these opponents. However, you are on the path of My choosing, so do not give up! Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence **(Psalm 42:11 NASB).

*The full passage of Romans 8:28 AMP states:
We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose.

**The full passage of Psalm 42:11 NASB states:
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

Anyone else out there who needed to hear that reassurance from God today?  I sure did! :)
~Blessings, Cara

5 comments:

DebR said...

This is really good Cara...thank you.

Angela Jones said...

Thank you Cara, yes I needed to hear and read those words. x

Nancy said...

Thank you very much for your encouraging post, Cara! :o)

Paula Jennings said...

Wonderful post Cara. Hope by now you are feeling better. I know I have been struggling in those same ways lately.

Paula Jennings said...

Cara I was just looking thru all the posts and re-read your message as it so speaks of where I also am at. I too read Jesus Calling each morning along with another devotional book my Pastor bought me I think when I was in the hospital in 2013. That one is "Experiencing God's Presence". They sure 'hit the nail on the head' as the saying goes. I need to stay in top of them as it can become so easy to fall off the path when I am not directed right to what I need from His word.