Thursday, September 07, 2006

Trust the Blows of HIS Fist

“Some have only learned to trust the smile of His face, but they must also learn to trust the blows of His fist” Beside Still Waters, C. H. Spurgeon

You would think by now that I would trust in an absolutely all powerful, all loving, all knowing Lord…but I still sit and wonder, crying sometimes, what is going on with different areas of my life. When will I learn that if I am feeling down, wondering what God has in store for me, and why it can’t be what I WANT, that I need to trust HIM!!! One of the mistakes that I make all too often when I am in those moods, is to go and curl up and watch TV…BIG MISTAKE. This past week, lucky me, "Beaches" was on—there’s a mood lifter. As soon as the song starts, “Did you ever know that you’re my hero”, the tears kick in…I’m having to hold them back right now even thinking about it (just kidding..but you know how I can be!). Now—how has this changed my focus from myself to anything else? IT HAS NOT…big problem. Now instead of wondering what is around the corner or why I haven’t met Mr. Right, I’m wondering who is going to go with me to the beach when I’m dying of a terminal illness and be with me on my death bed—if you haven’t seen Beaches, you wouldn’t understand. Never mind I DON’T HAVE A TERMINAL ILLNESS…nor for that matter a beach house just waiting for me to go to.

So what am I trying to say? I’m going to work on learning to “trust the blows”…and if nothing else to look UP when the blows come instead of just focusing once again on myself. It was amazing right after my “Beaches” episode, that I decided to work on my h/w for Wednesday night…and just that little bit of being in the Bible and studying Sarah a bit got the juices flowing. What a different scene then the one earlier of sobbing on the couch to a very melodramatic, not that specatacular,movie.

This quote is just a beautiful reminder that God truly is in ALL things…and I truly will not be peaceful or find true joy until I learn to trust both the “smile of His face” and the “blows of His fist”. Just thought I’d share that little tidbit :) !!!


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