I Know Whom I Have Believed...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday – A Choice

Have you ever said a prayer and lifted your eyes heavenward...

And all you could see was...

The Ceiling?

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Has there ever been a time when you were sinking down and in reaching out...

All you could feel was...

The Emptiness?

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Were you ever on the carousel of life when it started spinning faster and faster...

And all you wanted to do was...

Jump Off?

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Your are not alone, my friend...

I have scrutinized my ceiling searching for answers only to find a lone cobweb...my hand has grabbed hold of air...and vertigo from the constant spinning has caused my head to swim and my feet to stumble...

But I have a choice...you have a choice...

Are we going to believe the one that would like nothing better than to see us throw our hands up in despair and accept defeat?

or

Are we going to believe the One that gave His best to see us throw our hands up in joy and shout for victory?

Feelings...can be fickle...

Truth...can be trusted...

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Let us all be thankful today that we can...

Know that truth that sets us free...

Trust in His unfailing promises...

and

Look beyond...

the ceiling

the emptiness

and the craziness

and see

Him.

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with our hostess Lynn Donovan




31 thoughts:

Tammi said...

When I read this: "Feelings...can be fickle... Truth...can be trusted..." I thought, "That was MMMmmm good!" Just what I needed at this very moment. God has been telling me, "Tammi, Trust Me!! Do You trust Me with all of your heart??" Wow...I guess He just "added a P.S." on this early Thursday morning through your post. Thanks sooo much! :)

Denise said...

Wow, I truly needed to read this sis. Thanks for ministering to my heart. I love you.

Beth in NC said...

Oh, this is wonderful. You're right. Feelings CANNOT be trusted, but God's Word can.

Thank you for the reminder!

Love,
Beth

Mildred said...

Trust and Obey for There's No Other Way ~ remember that old hymn?

Tammy said...

I needed this! I've been in a dry place not sure if He is listening, I'm praying but I'm hearing nothing.

Yes, I sure did need this!

love and hugs~Tammy

Surprised By Joy! said...

Fighting the good fight along with you...holding on to truth. It is hard when God is silent.

Blessings,
Tammy

Sandy said...

I am going to believe the One
Who gave His best for me! To
quote you, dear friend...
Hallelujah anyhow! Whatever
the enemy tries to bring my
way, I make that choice to
praise God and believe His Word
of truth in all my circumstances!
Peace,
Sandy

Whidbey Woman said...

What a powerful post! Praise the Lord for giving you this message to share with us.

Martianne said...

Beautiful and inspirational. Thnk you!

luvmy4sons said...

Yes. It is a choice. I am smiling because my post today as well was about looking to Jesus when you feel you are falling to pieces and letting Him make you whole. I loved this post. So important to stand on Truth not our feelings. Blessings!

Karen said...

Thank you, thank you, Karen. This is an awesome post and a needed word of encouragement!

Crystal Roberts said...

Perfect post, I can't tell you how many times I have looked up for answers and seen only the ceiling fan, really appreciated this post!

Barbara said...

Amen Karen this is so good, thank you for encouraging me today, God bless you and have a great day.

Sandy said...

Just another reader who needed this today! Thank you so much.

shopannies said...

love how you drew this out while we can not always see what is happening faith allows us to trust that our Lord will take care of us

Joshlin said...

Very nice! I like this post a lot! Have a blessed day my friend!

Faith Imagined said...

You are such an inspiration! I always leave your place feeling encouraged and renewed!!!

Laurie said...

Oh, yes, Karen, I had been feeling the spinning of life's carousel, and the past few days I have been resting in Him and trusting His promises. This post was SO GOOD! Thank you!

Cherie Hill said...

LOVED this Karen...so glad "Be Still" is speaking to your heart...I pray its message blesses your spirit. Praying for you in every way! Love, hugs, and prayers,
Cherie

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Karen. I loved this so true. I have to say it is my favorite post this week and I'll share it on Monday at Homemaker Monday. I really needed this. You Blessed my heart and made me laugh. Thanks so much for sharing.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Karen, Loved the truth in this and the fact that in spite of not seeing what is happening behind the scenes we still hold onto His hand...know what I mean! If we trust our feelings instead of Him I'd be in a bunch of trouble.
Blessings to you this day dear friend.
Hugs, Noreen

Redeemed1 said...

So true! What a beautiful post!

Lily said...

Can't tell you how much I needed this today. I am struggling so much with so many things, but waiting for God seems so endless. My ceiling just stared back at me today....

Angie said...

Yes! Yes!--BUT I am believing the One who GAVE ME ALL HE HAD ---Eternal Life! I believe His truth--when I can't trust my own mind or heart--I believe HIM--when He says--trust--wait--I am on My way with the answer---I BELIEVE HE IS!

Thank you for this powerful WORD today!

Lynda Young said...

Oh wow, so beautifully said! So inspired. Thank you.

Missie said...

So true! Amen!

Just Be Real said...

I so needed to be encouraged right now, thank you Karen. Blessings dear.

LisaShaw said...

My beautiful friend, all I need to say is a hearty AMEN AND AMEN!! and PRAISE THE LORD!!

I am praying for and with you. I love you!!

Beth Zimmerman said...

That was beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Joan said...

I love this, Karen. "feelings can be fickle, Truth can be trusted."

I think we've all been in those dry times.

Blessings,
Joan

Lynn said...

Excellent words and girl, we have ALL been there and go there.

Thank you... See you next week. hugs.

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