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Walking Blind or Secure ?

Posted by Lorraine Serra on July 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM

My friend lost her job on Friday.  After 28 years, the budget cuts landed on her desk, and with 2 weeks notice, a very long season of her life ended.

It was a real kick in the gut, but not totally surprising considering the economic climate.   She had only just shared with me about 5 weeks ago that she felt led to open up the book of Job for her next study.  Funny, she said, that though she  had studied it before, something really jumped out at her this time.   She took note that after Job received all the bad news of losing not only his flocks and herds and servants, but even his children,  the Bible records that Job  "fell down and worshipped God".

His first reaction to such calamity was not fear, collapse, hysteria.....it was  worship.... holding on to the One who sees all and holds us in the palm of His hand, no matter the circumstances.

Take a look at God's timing, will you?!?!?!?   3 weeks after beginning this study, my friend gets the rug pulled out from under her at work.  My, my, my.

 

So, I asked her Saturday, being her first day of unemployment, how she was doing.   And she shared another story with me.

   "I'm doing fine.  I 've had my moments these past two weeks wondering how this would turn out.  I know God is in control, and that He was preparing me.   At times, I am overcome and I just cry and I feel so blinded, like I can't see right in front of me!

  "But, I thought about when I first got married.  My husand had this old dog who was blind.  And the one thing we could never do in the house was move the furniture, otherwise the dog would be lost and crash into everything. 

  "Thinking on that made me realize, I may be blind at the moment, but my God never moves.  He is my Rock, my security, and though I can't see the next step, He can, and I will trust Him."

 

Yep.    That made me tear up.  God sees the path ahead.  Whatever your circumstance today, friends, trust Him.  He's got you covered.

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4 Comments

Reply Lorraine Serra
7:27 PM on August 2, 2010 
Amen, Val. Thanks for sharing the lyrics. What a powerful message. Only a heart that truly trusts Jesus could sing in, and even welcome the rain. We all go through seasons of difficulty and pain. But, Jesus always brings us through and shows His glory in even the worst of times.

Keep your eyes on Jesus and handle your "overwhelm" in His strength, not yours. We'll pray that you will feel Him carrying your burden. Blessings to you, Val. Luv ya.
Reply Val
11:42 AM on August 2, 2010 
God is always so on time!!! I have had struggles and feelings of being overwhelmed.... This is the song that has been on my heart that I just keep singing and singing, praising the Lord; for He is good and His mercy endures forever!

"Bring The Rain"

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Reply Lorraine Serra
8:57 AM on July 27, 2010 
Hi Shileen,
Thanks for stopping by. Yep, worship definitely redirects our hearts to see all the possibilities ......out of our hands and into His!!
God bless.
Reply Shileen Nixon
9:45 AM on July 26, 2010 
Our circumstances sure can blind us. It always amazes me what happens when I take my eyes off of the circumstances and put them on the Father especially in worship. It changes my energy and attitude and often ushers in blessings.

Thanks for sharing, Lorraine. This is a timely message. Hugs!!