Letting God Do ~

Such a perfect poem for today.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Letting God Do ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann  ~ photo IBible Verses

Sometimes letting go,
isn’t so easy to do . . .
especially when worry
has a tight hold on you.

But, God wants from us,
every troubling little thing
all that we can’t handle
so His power He can bring.

Sometimes letting go,
to us, doesn’t seem best
but, if we’re to hang on
we’ll never find any rest.

For, God wants to relieve,
the weight of our care
to learn to trust Jesus
so our burdens He’ll bear.

It’s not easy letting go,
letting God do . . . instead
but if we do and believe . . .
our peace will be widespread!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:14

“Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

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What I’m Learning

Gratitude is easy when life goes our way, but what about all those times when it doesn’t? This past week has been absolutely crushing and phenomenal for me. I’ve been torn in pieces, then pasted together, all the while held in the arms of my loving Father.

Some doors have been closed, others have been opened. I’m so excited to see where these new possibilities will lead, and I’m a little afraid to walk away from the doors that are closing.

There’s a sense of peace throughout all of it. I’ve been waiting so long for answers and guidance, and this week God just placed them in my lap.

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There’s pain and there’s relief.

I’ve been happier and more at peace today than I’ve been in a long while. And yet, I have all these mixed emotions whirling around inside me, waiting to burst out, begging for that chance.

I’ve cried. I’ve laughed. I’ve smiled until I’ve wondered if I’m coming off a little crazy.

The thing I’m learning is that it doesn’t matter so much where this journey takes me, what matters most is how I get there.

I can plan my life out and try to package it up nice and neat in a little box, but life doesn’t always fit into our plans. It does, however, always fit into God’s. I am so thankful for that.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah

Anxiety

I feel anxiety on an almost daily basis. Some of the anxiety is just natural from living this life, and some is a tad more serious. I found this article, and there were a few things in particular that really struck me that I wanted to share with you.

“To believe with certainty, one has to begin by doubting.”

“Maybe, even though God made the night and knows there is nothing in it to fear, He gave us stars to light it because He knows we might be afraid anyway.”

What great comfort there is in knowing there’s a God who loves us and will always be waiting for us with open arms, waiting to give us rest.

The Past Few Weeks

Phew, it’s been a busy week. It’s been filled with things that have made me question my life and analyze it even more (I’m hoping in a good way)… And I just feel more at peace with my life than I have in a long time.

I’m not entirely sure what changed, maybe it’s being brought back to a place where grace can abound and where this life seems so small, yet so precious.

I want to embrace my life as it is, and live fully to the potential that has been placed inside of me. I’m not sure what that means for me yet. I have several opportunities that I need to think and pray about. It’s the beginning of something.

I’ve realized so much about myself and my thought processes. I’m not sure that I’m ready to talk about it yet, but that will come with time.

This peace is an incredible feeling, I’ve needed it for so long. Now that some of the burdens have faded into the background I am finally beginning to see clearly. That fear could still pop up at any time, but I hope that these moments of clarity will be stronger.

I’m increasingly realizing just how important self-awareness is. I knew it was important before, now I’d go so far as to say it’s absolutely essential.

I do not know where this journey will lead, I have a lot to explore and discover, but I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Art Of Being Grateful

This past week was crazy for me, the upcoming one most likely will be as well. But through it all I’ve had some simple little reminders to always be thankful through it all.

Gratitude is becoming less common by the day, it seems. It is an art form I do not want to go without. There’s so much value. And I’ve been amazed by how much some simple thankful words can change one’s perspective.

I have a feeling this coming week is going to be filled with more little reminders than I am yet aware exist, but I am grateful for every one of them.

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed evening.

Days Like These

I’m a simple girl. Simple wants and needs. But underneath it all there’s a level of complexity I myself don’t always understand. I’m sure there will be more understanding as I continue to age and mature, but what else is missing?

It is a beautiful, lovely day today. I love those summer (spring) moments when everything in the world seems right. Those moments seem increasingly rare these days, but a part of me wonders if maybe we’re just bored.

DaffodilWe’re so drawn to the catastrophe, but what about the wonder? I look around at my surroundings today, and I want to retreat into my own mind and never have to leave. It’s a peaceful feeling, really, when being with oneself can be such a pleasure.

How many of us just hate ourselves? We always want to be better, do to better. There’s nothing specifically wrong with that, but I think we take it too far. We reach beyond helpful admonition and go into the realm of utter destruction. We tear down far faster than we build up. Aren’t we called to love? To heal, not to destroy.

Why don’t we notice the good things? Sometimes there’s a part of me that thinks God’s standing there with a flashing neon light begging us to acknowledge Him. We get so absorbed in our own lives that we often forget to thank Him for all the blessings He’s bestowed upon us.

We pray when it’s convenient for us. We go to God when we feel that we need something from Him, when destruction strikes. And, in those quiet moments in between, in the good times, we often forget that God even exists.

How long can we continue to be ungrateful? I look around at this beautiful, wonderful world that God has created and I feel a pang inside knowing that I too have so often overlooked the Creator of it all.

As we go through our days, regardless of our circumstance, let’s take a moment to thank the God who gives us life. But He deserves so much more than that. So, so much more. How many of us are truly willing to give?

Mother’s Day

This was one of the most real and honest posts on Mother’s Day I have ever seen. If only everyone could be that aware and compassionate and considerate, for we do not know the struggles another has faced.

Here’s the link again. Very well worth the read no matter your current place in life.

It All Comes Back To Trust

There was another incident earlier today. With this one particular situation I find it far easier to run away from God than to Him. But I decided to force myself back to His kind and loving arms.

The hardest thing about this situation is that it makes me doubt God and His love for me. It makes me feel so small, weak, and tainted that I so often feel like God must be set on my destruction too.

We try to fit God into our little human box, and it never works. Humans are flawed, God is not. We can’t judge a perfect God based on the actions of imperfect people, no matter their role in our lives. And yet I do it anyway.

I just so happened to open my Bible to Isaiah 26. I started reading. Verses 3-4 were exactly what I needed. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is everlasting strength.”

I began to feel that peace wash over me. Then I decided to follow up with a Bible study passage, Psalm 17. Verse 7 continued the sentiment from Isaiah. “Show your marvelous loving kindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them.” And continuing into Psalm 18:1, “I will love You, O LORD, my strength.”

I’m not entirely sure why I’m writing this here, but I hope that it can meet someone else who is going through those difficult times. When we are weak, He is strong. I’m continually amazed in the ways God meets us exactly where we’re at, He knows our every need.

God is our strength, all we have to do is trust.