March 13, 2012

I'm at a Rock and a Hard Place



Stuck between a rock and a hard place. Lately I've been feeling very much like this poor little lamb.  Some very important circumstances in my life have gotten complicated and I've been tempted to just throw in the towel and try something else.  But I also realize that many times we go through difficult situations because God wants us to learn something.  Maybe its a lesson as simple as learning to trust Him when nothing makes sense.

All I know is that I'm discouraged.  Try as I might I can't solve the issues surrounding me and the harder I try, the more exhausted I become.  The Bible says that we should cast all our cares on God because He cares for us.  So I do.  But sometimes God is silent and nothing seems to change.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a terribly patient person.  I like results and I like them relatively quickly.  But that is often not how God chooses to act.  So I get frustrated and I start to worry and fret and that does nothing to solve anything.  In fact, worrying only causes more problems.

So I guess I'll just have to keep trusting and praying and obeying.  I'm sorry this post isn't a very happy one but if any of you readers have a spare moment I would so appreciate a few prayers.

" When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."

Isaiah 43:2




4 comments:

Finally Free said...

Last year I felt like that lamb, too. It is really hard to trust God when you are standing with that view. That verse got me through so much. Your blog is a blessing.

Hugs,
Tammy

SINCERITY said...

It is really hard. But God said that His grace is sufficient for all my needs.

Its an encouragement for me to hear that God has helped others through their valleys. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. :)

Amrita said...

Dear Sincerity, last year I found myself in this same position and almost despaired and came close to giving up. But god steadied my steps. I cried many bitter tears and spent sleepless night shaking in bed , but God raised people to help me and they are standing with me to comfort and help me.

God is near you too, my dear sister, let me encourage you.

SINCERITY said...

Amrita: Thank you for your encouragement. You are absolutely right. Sometimes we need others to stand beside us. Many times that is God's preferred method of bringing us comfort.