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Saturday, July 9, 2011

God's Lessons for Me Lately

I always need to be taught something.  I might not always know what, but God does!

The last few weeks, one of the biggest lessons has been patience.  Things don't always go the way I want them to, or as quickly as I want them to.  Delays happen.  It's incredibly frustrating.  I've been impatient to the point of angry tears a few times recently.  But our times are not His, our ways are not His, our thoughts are not His.  God.  Knows.  Best.  HIS timing is perfect--not mine.  I just have to go along with His plans and wait and see the wonderful things He has in store for me.  Sometimes that's really hard.  But I know God works everything out for good (Romans 8:28)!!

The other thing God has been teaching me is that HE knows best, not me.  I want things to go my way because I think my way is the best way!  I think that if everything would go according to my plans, it would all work out great.  But that's because I'm forgetting that God is God and I am not.  That I am extremely short-sighted when it comes to the future.  That God is all-knowing (omniscient), all-powerful (omnipotent) and everywhere all the time (omnipresent).  And I am none of those things.  :)  Not to mention He is all loving and all good.  And He loves me more than I can fathom.  He has a plan for me, a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).  He knows what I need to learn in life, and He knows how to work out my circumstances so I learn them.

Almost every time I've been in the car lately, I hear the same song.  I'd get tired of it if not for the fact that God has used it to speak to me in every moment that I've heard it.  I always need it.  And it's been getting stuck in my head, which is good too!!  The song is "Blessings" by Laura Story.  Here is an excerpt of the lyrics:

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe



  1. Wow, Jaimie! This is EXACTLY what I needed today. Patience has certainly been the lesson around here lately, and it is trying and frustrating.

    Thanks for sharing, I am so glad you did.

  2. You're welcome! God knew you needed it. :) Thank you for letting me know.

  3. Jaimie,
    I have had similar experiences with that song - it always seems to come on the radio at times when I really need to hear it. Now it's one of my favorite songs. The song reminds me of Romans 8:28 also. I hadn't thought of how it related to Jeremiah 29:11. Thanks for sharing that thought. Now I will think of that verse also when I hear the song. (I also now have the song stuck in my head - which is a good thing today. Lots of financial reports to complete at work and they often frustrate me. This song will be a good reminder for me today.)

  4. Angie--of course! I wonder if Laura Story knows how many people her song is an encouragement to? :) God certainly is using it for much good!


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