Overwhelmed but not Undone

crazy-clockLife is busy and my days feel too short. 

On top of my regular list of responsibilities I’m trying to sell this house.

And there are the increasing threats to my safety that send my thoughts reeling.

When my stomach ache hit on Monday I couldn’t remember the last time I was sick.

I sort of held my own through each work day before crawling into bed until the next morning.

garage-door-opener-won-t-work-4-photo-garage-door-service-aberdeen-amp-olympia-garage-doorsaberdeenThen today when I got home I couldn’t get the garage door opener to work … and it’s not just the battery.

That’s when I did it. I cried out loud, “God, is this really necessary?”

He didn’t answer me. At least not audibly.

Instead Adonai, The LORD, drew me unto Himself. He gently reminded me that He loves me and has a plan to use everything in my life for my good. I paused and took a breath. 

My current set of circumstances may not seem so hard to you. And in reality they’re not. The issue is that I’ve been living in a consistent state of flux for the last four years. Not that life was all that calm before, but the storms have been intense for a while. 

So I didn’t feel too bad when I told the Father about it.

“You know, I’m kinda feelin’ like I’ve been livin’ in Egypt, LORD.”

His response came in the form of a reference on a scrap of paper. I came across it as I was clearing off my desk, a task I’ve been dreading. Here it is.

Moses“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD your God.”  Numbers 15:41

Three Truths popped into my head.

1. I AM is in charge of my days, the authority over my life.

2. He intends to bring me out of this ongoing season of travail.

3. His rescue is coming to affirm His Sovereignty and secure my allegiance.

I wonder if we all need to have an Egypt experience to come to know God more intimately.

No matter what combination of struggles and dangers surround us, He’s at work for His glory and our good. I think I’m ready to face tomorrow. Selah 

What do you find especially trying in these days?
How are you sensing God’s presence?

Asking Adonai to remind you of His rescue,
Sandra

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