Friday, October 27, 2006
Alone. Hope. Alone. Hope Alone.
16But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Like the rhythm of my own heartbeat. Alone. Alone. Hope. Alone. Alone. Hope. Hope. Hope Alone. I can hear and feel the turmoil in my chest. I am alone. I hope in Him alone. I am not alone.
I wish there was someone here to unload on. I need to vent, I need advice, I need insight and wisdom. I have a decision or two I need to make that can’t wait. I keep looking at my e mail and thinking about who to write. Maybe I should phone someone?
What to do, what to do?
I just don’t know. I’ve never had to make this kind of decision before. Of course, no one I know has either so they wouldn’t have much to offer really.
Have you ever experienced that kind of day? Wrestling with the tasks in front of you. We make it so much harder than it is.
I do know what to do. I need to quiet down and talk to God about this. I should just get my spirit still and let Him talk me down from this ledge and through my problem. Who would have a better answer than Him anyway?
If Jesus withdrew to pray alone, my path is clear. Christ-follower that I am, I need to withdraw and pray. And believe in the answer that awaits me.
I’ll talk to you later. I’m gonna go get my answer.
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
I wrote this post on May 10 of this year when I was dealing with some difficult situations at work. I couldn't seem to get satisfied with the counsel of other people and it left me feeling bereft. Then I realized, sometimes our jealous God won't let us find comfort anywhere but in Him. I never posted it because I moved on and God moved me through and on to higher ground. Today I had nothing to post when the Holy Spirit prompted me to remember what I had written almost six months ago. Written then to be read now for His purpose. In Him alone I hope. Be blessed & peaceful today.