This picture caught my eye, because it says what no one knows is being said in my head. I've been in this place before, several times in fact. When my mind hangs between the I can't and I can. Each time this place has driven me to a low , a depressed place. Oh, it's not deep depression, but just enough to make me sad and weak.
Today I was reading some of my older posts and this one popped up to remind me of a truth that has power to finishes cutting that, 't", from the I can't to the I CAN. Phil. 4:13, states it very clearly, I CAN do all things through Him who strengthens me.
When I am at my lowest, confounded by the obstacle, I have discovered an astonishing truth. God is attracted to weakness. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need Him. Our weakness, in fact, makes room for His power.
I would bet you have been there, confused, troubled, wondering when would it all stop, and the peace return.
Before you start thinking, wow, Betty must be going through some awful trial. Not really, and like I said I have been in this place emotionally before.
We have made a major move lately from southern California where we have lived since 2012 to northern Minnesota. We had gotten comfortable in Ca., which is something I thought I would never say. And, I say this every time this happens, my husband and I should be pro's at this moving business! We have sure experience our share of it, leaving the comfortable for the unknown. Yet every time we both fall into the same pit and our weakness shows up. Which is why I am grateful God is attracted to weakness. He can't resist us when we call out for help in our struggles. He never says, get over it buttercup, or grow up you wimps.
Rick Warren says this, "real spiritual growth is never an isolated, individualistic pursuit. Maturity is produced through relationships and community.
So here we are, living in a new community, looking to build new relationships, find ways to minister and be ministered too.
I have to admit we are both a little weary over it all. Part of me wants to run back to the familiar, to be comfortable once again. And, yes, my husband and I are a little sad at times.
Do we intellectually and spiritually know this too will pass? Yes, yes, yes. But I had to write about it because it's on my heart and it always helps me to put my heart out there for all to see so you can pray. I, we, my husband and I need your prayers. We don't want to waste this time of learning what God has for us during this change.
I'm gonna end this post with a big old shout out to the Lord. BRING ON THE POWER GOD, USE US FOR YOUR GLORY IN THIS NEW PLACE.