Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lately-Worrying is like a rocking chair....

Lately I wonder if I'm not as good as I thought I was. I wonder if I'm any good at relationships or if I’m just plain bad at them. I wonder if my expectations are too high or if I've just been through the ringer and had enough. I wonder if I can ever figure out my heart, all the broken pieces. They seem to be strewn about and I wonder if I'm capable of putting them back together. Sometimes I wish I could just lose gravity and float high above to see where I had lost the willingness to try, the willingness to love. I've been worrying about these things quite a bit lately as the days go by faster and it seems my endurance gets weaker. I feel tired and worn out from a drawn out fight with myself, my flesh, my soul, my faith.


Then this weekend out of nowhere all the pressures I have been putting on myself became null and void when I heard his voice. He reminded me not to worry, he reminded me that he can see all that I want to be and he has me in the palm of his gracious hand. He has ALL the pieces that I had lost along the way and he says that I'm new. I can give all my worries to him and he will take care of them. His willingness to try and to love remains and is sufficient for me. 

 As I thought about the Lord this weekend I felt so grateful that he made himself known to me in my time of need. Looking back in my life I have seen the many times he has given me his favor when I absolutely didn’t deserve it. Its moments like these where I find peace and am reminded that I don’t have to know if I’m good enough for this person or that relationship all I need to know right now is that I’m good enough for God. He reminded me that he makes things beautiful in HIS time and that includes me, all I need to do is let go and trust.

 Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. -Glenn Turner

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5 NIV

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm34:17-19 NIV

XOXO
Nicole Renee

18 comments:

  1. I totally hear you. i have those thoughts so many times, and everytime i hear him telling me: you are enough. and you are too friend, we all are. i love His words reminding us of this every time.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love! Thanks for the encouragement~HUGS!

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  2. Beautiful beautiful reminder! I love those verses. He really does make things beautiful in His own timing... and even now, as you're figuring things out, there's beauty in your situation because this post totally just blessed me and I know it'll do the same for others! ((hugs)) As always, thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Becky, your comments always brighten my day!

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  3. I am going to have to remember that rocking chair quote! Thank you for the reminder today.

    holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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    1. Holly-Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I Love the rocking chair quote, my mom first told me that one!

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  4. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for becoming my newest follower, and leaving some love; I can't tell you how much it means to me ...

    I especially love the verse you posted from the Psalms, as it seems to fit so beautifully with your post. Being delivered from our trouble certainly doesn't mean that we won't have trouble, but it DOES mean that if we cast our cares on Him, that we may experience some relief -- Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Katie- and love Psalms there is a verse for every season of life.

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  5. thank you for your comments on my blog. and thank you for your example of kindness and empathy for others. No sin is greater than Gods mercy.

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    1. Thank you Annmarie:). Your blog is lovely and has so many insightful posts, I can't wait to read more.

      Blessings and Hugs!
      Nicole

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  6. Wonderful words...boy do I have those kind of worries too and yet I too feel that reassurance in the quiet little ways God shows his self to me.

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    1. God is so good:), thanks for stopping by Lynn!!

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  7. Love this post! Such a good reminder. Thanks for checking out my blog. Can't wait to read more of yours. xoxo

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  8. I worry, too. About different things, but I'm still worrying. I am so thankful we have a great Lord to put our faith and trust in!! :) Have a blessed day!!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! You have a blessed day also- love your blog.

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  9. :) I meant to say more but I hit enter too soon! I love that verse and I have it written ALL over my house & car so that I do not forget it!

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