Sunday, November 27, 2011
Time, Obedience, and Trust
Today's sermon was about prosperity. That God's intention is for us to prosper and ENJOY the gifts He has given us. It's sort of a foreign concept to me because my religious upbringing left me believing that God loved me, but that He was ready to thump me on the head anytime I did wrong, which in my life was alot because I'm a rebel at heart, natural challenger of authority, tell me I can't and I will die trying, etc. It took 41 years, but I think God has finally thumped it out of me! I'm broken of spirit. This week, Thanksgiving, put me over the edge. I think I came undone. It was lonely. I missed my kiddos, who were with their dad and my in-laws, who are my family too. I met them all for the first time 18 Thanksgiving's ago. It was so hard. The hardest week of my life. In the process of my grief, I also carelessly hurt a friend. So, here I sat today, in church, listening to how God wants to give me these great things and how He has planned things for my life that are beyond my imagination right now and I just want it to be true SO badly. I want to skip through all this difficulty, all this first holiday as a broken family. I want someone to wake me up when the pain is over and tell me I can start to look for more than one day at a time now. I want to take a breath without it hurting. I want to look forward to the day, and the night, and tomorrow without dread. I want the loneliness to end and the healing to begin. I am so tired of hurting and so tired of fighting for rest. I'm just tired. Scared and tired... mostly I'm just tired.