Monday, October 30, 2006

LIFE: you know it's got those ups and downs... it's on one of those 'downs' I suppose.

Anyhow, I'm not going to say alot.

Life's going. Could use some prayer with friendships and trusting in God... w ith everything.
I've kind of been realizing how often this world changes around me. Everything changes day by day... though lately they seem to be hitting hardcore. Circumstances are kind of hard to face sometimes when you see that relationships could be damaged. Tough. But I'm trying to trust in God. Letting Him have my destiny... letting go of everything.

It's been hard lately of trusting God with my future husband. Kind of been realizing how impossible it seems that it could all work out, and I feel as if it's not going to be a fairy tale at all... instead it's going to be tough. So, just pray for trust in God I suppose... and there's other things that are going on that makes it tough to trust God. But each day He has been faithful with speaking to me. Every morning for my devotions it's like I can hear His voice speaking to me through His word. Songs will come up about what I'm dealing with right when it seems hardest to deal with the issue. So yeah, trusting God, but also being okay with whatever happens in my life that isn't exactly what I would have planned.... cause somehow that's God's best for me. Doesn't really seem possible, but it is... even through the hurt.

Laugh. Love. Life.

Three great words!

15 comments:

Mattea K. said...

Trusting God that everything will work out alright is definitly tough...especially when you don't see how it even could work.

Will pray...

joyful said...

Thanks Dell for the reminder. Thanks really for everything. If you know wahat I mean.

flippin sweet friend!!

Anonymous said...

me too.

joel sczebel said...

oh the downs. the downs aren't cool.

but I heard this analogy once: It's like walking up a flight of stairs with a yo-yo. Even though the yo-yo goes up and down and up and down, it's steadily going up because the person who's carrying it is going up. i find it to be an encouraging thought.

Mattea K. said...

very

damaris said...

the ups are needed breaks.

but the downs are usually where most of the growth happens.

i know that stuff can be so easy to say, but i'll pray for ya dell.

i'm "down" here with ya. :)

joel sczebel said...

Ok. here's a thought I just had....

If anything apart from hell is grace, and day by day we're experiencing the mercy of God, His common grace, and His Spirit's work in our lives.... are there really any downs?

If we do perceive "downs" as literally being "downs" then there is most certainly an error in our thinking about our position in this life, because in light of what we deserve the most depressing "down" should be viewed as the sweet sanctifying work of the Spirit of God. for our ultimate good, and His ultimate glory.

Oh man. I'm saying that because i just realized that all too often there is something seriously wrong with my point of view in relation to life.... I'm not really preaching it at the rest of you, but if it helps, good.

dams said...

amen! "everything short of hell is grace." therefore even our worst trials are merciful compared to what we should recieve.

BUT i think we need to be careful relating to other's hard times. the best friend will help you change your perspective, yes. but they'll be gentle and remember that sometimes those in the midst of pain can't see as clearly as those on the outside. it's much easier to say those things and know it in our minds than it is to really believe them in our hearts. another aspect of the grace of trials: when there's absolutly no earthly hope, things you only knew in your head before become promises you cling to everyday.
i guess my point is that even with the right perspective there are some circumstances where we'll still feel sorrow. it's possible to view sickness and pain as grace in light of what we deserve, but it doesn't mean we won't be "building a sorrowful lovliness" at the same time.

thinking out loud...

Sherlock said...

MY HEAD HURTS!!!!

Andrew said...

Yeah, know how you feel... I'm angst out about things like that a lot, although I usualy don't feel like talking about it. Thanks for being so open.

joel sczebel said...

My head hurts too. But I'm looking at it objectively.

things could...and should be a lot worse.

hahaha. just for kicks. I had to add it.

dams said...

oh, i wasn't trying to counter-balance or challenge anything you said! i guess it did kinda sound like that...

sorry.

Andrew said...

Well you guys are a lot of help! [wink]

mattea said...

Dell, you should update

Delian said...

update