Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I Am Undone - A Conversation with God


Me: God? Are You here?

God: I AM.

Me: I feel completely undone.

God: I know.

Me: I been trying so hard, but it doesn't seem to matter.

God: What you do does matter.

Me: But no one notices.

God: I notice.

Me: It feels like everything is falling apart.

God: You don't have to try so hard. You won't be able to be everything for everyone.

Me: I don't know when to keep trying and when to let go.

God: Right now, you need to let go. It's true—you are coming apart under the weight you've been carrying.

Me: What happens now? I'm always so tired.

God: Rest and lean into Me. In time, I will renew you, and your energy. You will emerge stronger...spiritually and emotionally.

Me: What about everything I've been trying to take care of?

God: I've got it. I will bring good from this...I promise.

Me: (whispering) Thank you, Lord.

God: Rest now. You are in My shelter.

Lord, thank You for bringing us into Your shelter whenever we need it. And especially when You know we need it. Thank You for picking up the pieces when we become undone under the weight and pressures of living in this world. 

Please continue to draw us to You, reminding us that we can't be everything to everyone. May our dependence on ourselves never become more important to us than our dependence on You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

If you feel yourself coming undone in your daily life, lean into the Lord. Let Him shelter and renew you...in His way and His time.

In Christ,
Laura  

Photo credit: K. Rath 2014


9 comments:

  1. Laura, I can picture myself having that conversation with God too. So important to trust in him and depend on him especially when we are weighed down by the weights of this world. Visiting from the Tell His Story link-up.

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  2. I love it that we can have conversations with God like this ... thanks for sharing yours! So very thankful that He hears and answers our cries for help. Thanks for sharing. (Visiting from the Tell His Story linkup - and fun to visit your blog again.)

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  3. These words rang so close and true to my own heart. So many of us share the same trials and insecurities. Luckily we have a loving Father to bear our load. Thank you for these words that served me today as encouragement. Happy we crossed paths today. ♥

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  4. Leaning in...I need to do more of this, Laura. He is always...always...close enough to do just that.
    Visiting from Lyli's.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  5. Not going to lie... Your convos with God are kind of my favorite. This one is no exception. Adore it. #AMEN

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  6. Thank you, Laura, for writing this conversation. It can apply to so many situations and to so many of us.

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  7. Laura, what a beautiful and encouraging conversation. It's so good to know that he is our shelter.

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  8. So good Laura, and such great encouragement for my heart. Hugs!

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  9. Thank you for the encouragement here and for linking with us at Grace &Truth!

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