Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Out Of The Mud To Trusting Him

Crossing the creek during our last snowfall, I found myself right here on this bed of rock. 
--Do you ever just stop and catch your breath... and look at where you've been?  I did that day.
And my bible study took me to this very stopping point again this morning. 
To: remembering. 
Not to beat myself up...
bring shame... or  waller around
walking  in muck again but...
to see His hand on my life. 
That He was there all along... helping me and picking me up every step of the way.

I drew this time line in my journal stopping here and there at the pitfalls and muck in my story. Across the line are points  where I fell; sometimes down hard.
Places where my heart broke and  where in the moment it didn't seem like the sun might ever shine again.I may not have always known it... or accepted it but I know God was always with me and I never was alone.  He brought me uP out and through every thing that has ever happened or ... ever will.

So today I'm putting these feet forward
 to trust Him.  I've wasted  alot of time worrying about the future even though I know better.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.


Patty Sumner said...

Great words of wisdom today Lea. I needed to hear this...trusting God when the way seems impossible to this world. Sometimes I can just catch myself wallowing in the mud and mire of doubt and selfpity. Thanks I needed to read this today. Blessings!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I love your picture, Lea! I remember as a kid just loving to step from rock to rock crossing a brock, etc. Every once in a while, I'd slip and my foot would sink in the muck. I've thought of that when reading this verse. Sometimes it takes being in the pit to really appreciate the rock under our feet. And there's nothing better than having someone ahead of you who tests the rock first and shows you that it's steady and sturdy for you to step on. Thanks for the beautiful reminder today, Lea! Love it!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love those boots!! And your keen insight!

~Pam~ said...

Hi Lea,
Beautiful post.
Happy Wednesday!

Rebecca said...

Those boots were made for WALKIN'! Forward. :)

♥ you, Lea.

Trace4J said...

And here I thought I was the only one wallering around in the muck...
Thankful I never am stuck there for very long. Cause His love is so much bigger.
Loved this post friend.
Warm woolie bunny hugs

Denise said...

Bless you precious one.

Sunnyside Up said...

OH how I LOVE this picture Lea! This really touched my heart today..need to hear AGAIN that He really is there to pick us up and to put our feet back on solid ground! All we need to do is TRUST! And for that I am thankful!
Love YOU sweet friend

Debra said...

Lovely post-and I needed it....I wish trusting God wasn't one of my hard things to do-I know better....

MAXIE said...

THANKS!!!! I have been walking thru alot of mud lately too. Worrying about things I can not do anything about. Went to church the other day no one was there Just me and God and we had a meeting and it was just like I could feel his arms around me. Telling me to trust him and get up out of the mud-- OH FOR GRACE TO TRUST HIM MORE!!!! LOVE YOU A BUSHEL AND A PECK!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the encouragement Lea. I am starting to read "Get Off Your Knees and Pray" by Sheila Walsh. We all need encouraging and uplifting.
Hope you have a blessed day friend.

Jeanie xx