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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Magic Begins To Happen

For some time now, I have put my own will above God's. How easy one forgets! I know well what it is like to try to fix everything yourself. I learned a long time ago that there comes a time when it becomes too much and realization begins to set in. There comes a time when you just have to say, "God, I have made a mess of everything! I can't do it, I can't fix it. I'm giving it all to You. I am not asking for anything, for You already know what I need. I am giving to You the fear that grips me, the worries that come in the night, for I know You will give me in exchange a peace that surpasses all understanding, a joy beyond comprehension."

I seemed to have forgotten a lesson ingrained in me since childhood. When we turn our anxieties over to God, they begin to be smaller and smaller until they disappear altogether or maybe it's because He is so much bigger than they are. When God's will is above our own and we believe with our hearts and minds, we see magical things begin to happen.

This was brought about by Debye, my oldest daughter, when I expressed a great fear that I had tried to deal with privately. Of course, someone close can tell when something is bothering you. It shows in your behavior, on your face, the way you move. She knows me well, sometimes I think maybe better than I know myself. Anyway, bless her sweet little heart, she has just gone home and left this: "Mom, I thought you would like to read this."

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things (Philippians 4:6-8 NKJV).

Be sweet.


Anish said...

Polly... I trust the God like anything & the lively God for me are my Parents. When something goes beyond the limit which I can't handle, I just try to visualize the good things around me, I think of some funny moments with my loved ones(often kids). Chantings of God or Prayer songs all give a lot of strength. Just think of the supporting people for you. This also, give strength. Motivate yourself Polly. You can handle it. Feel free to discuss with me if needed.

Loree said...

An uplifting post with some very good advice. Hope all will be well with you Polly.

Sara said...

Great Advice Polly
I am the same way and recently gave over my problem to God. I asked forgivenss and help. I feel so much better and lessed stressed. I am so stubborn at times, and your post helped me. Thank you!

Anish said...

I've a surprise for you at my blog!!!

Glynis said...

I hope the words your daughter left you gave you the support you needed. She knows her mum well! Lovely post.

Sara said...

Hi Polly
I have hubby tagged you, It was a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy
Have a great weekend

The Retired One said...

You haven't posted in a while. Is everything OK?
Missing your posts.........

kAyE said...

your daughter's really sweet. you're lucky to have her. but of course, not as lucky as she is to have you as her mom. :)

anyway, someone's just been tagged at my blog. and i think it was you :D