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Thursday, May 13, 2010

God, Be God

This morning I was hit with some memories of a painful past.  Sitting alone in front of my computer, I found myself facing the floor so the tears pouring out would not smear the mascara around my eyes.  That worked minimally. 

I sat there alone for several minutes, staring at the floor and glad no one walked in on me.   The sorrowful thoughts began to consume me until I finally stopped myself and silently cried out:




God, be God in my sorrow.
God, be God in my pain.

God, you are God in my sorrow.
God, you are still God in my pain.

As I lifted my heart's cry to my Comforter, I could feel the feet of spirit steady and regain its footing.  I also felt a need to be still and ease into what felt like being cradled by my Creator.   Find rest, oh my soul in God alone...

This evening I came across a post on WorshipChicks.com that reminded me of what happened today.   It reminds me that I need to resolve to yield a spirit of praise even when things aren't going my way.   I wonder if I'll ever learn.  I at least have to try, knowing that His grace covers me.

You can read that post HERE.

4 comments:

  1. Lori, I just took the worst mental abuse from a customer at work today,the worst it has been in quite a while.I had no recourse but to stand there and take it . I guess its not how hard you get hit, but how you take the hit and keep going forward.Oh God it hurts to be abused!! To know yourself to be one thing inside ,and not be recognized outwardly hurts. But thanks for posting this cryGod, you are still God in my pain.thanks for yielding to the Lord!

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  2. We can all benefit from this lesson. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Adonai's peace upon you, Beautful Spirit!

    Stefani

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  3. Every night, I express thanks for my whole day, the good and the bad. I figure I should be thankful for it all. It's hard to be thankful for what I perceive as bad, and it can be a very emotional exercise. But then sometimes bad stuff turns into something good, or it's a lesson to learn, or something like that.

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  4. It's always easier to know what to do when you're NOT in the middle of a painful moment.

    Sometimes I wonder myself if I'll ever learn that lesson, and be able to turn to God in an instant. In the meantime, though, we can't deny the Spirit working in us when every time something goes wrong we turn to Him a little faster than the last time!

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