Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Streams in the Desert
Dianne brought this devotion to me this morning and I thought I'd share it with you too...she is treading new waters with her move to a new city and job change. Dick and I are in the middle of something that we really don't know what the outcome will be, maybe you are too.
"When you are unsure which course to take, totally submit your own judgement to that of the spirit of God, asking Him to shut every door except the right one. But meanwhile keep moving ahead and consider the absence of a direction indication from God to be evidence of His will that you are on His path. And as you travel down the long road, you will find that He has gone before you, locking doors you otherwise would have been inclined to enter. Yet you can be sure that somewhere beyond the locked doors is one He has left unlocked. And when you open it and walk through, you will find yourself face to face with a turn in the river of opportunity--one that is broader and deeper than anything you ever dared to imagine.
God often guides us through our circumstances. One moment, our way seems totally blocked, but then suddenly some seemingly trivial incident occurs, appearing as nothing to others but speaking volumes to the keen eye of faith.....They certainly are not haphazard results of chance but are God opening up the way we should walk, by directing our circumstances. And they begin to multiply as we advance toward our goal.
If you go to God for guidance, He will guide you. But do not expect expect Him to console you by showing you His list of purposes concerning you, when you have displayed distrust or even half trust in Him. What he will do, if you trust Him and go cheerfully ahead when he shows you the way, is to guide you still farther."
To me this says.....relax, everything is going to be okay!
Romans 8:28 " We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose."Jeremiah 29:11
" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.