PROCESSING AND PROGRESSING WITH GOD
Living a life with the Lord is a constant learning process. Almost like a ride on a Roller Coaster. Soaring to the top and circling to the bottom. With hearts pounding and holding our breaths we touch the ground and feel safe with relief. It takes years of processing in the Christian journey,to progress and evaluate the varying paths. Jesus leads us along many a winding path of incredible, learning, exploratory episodes,through feelings and faith.
Often it is a humbling, sorrowful, hurting experience combined with joyful, reassuring answers to prayer at unexpected times from the grace of Him who is always in control.As humans, our feelings drag us into doubt, fears and loss of hope and our hearts become stones. We pray and plead, share with others but somehow it seems the situation changes not. Because of our feelings we stop sharing with others and then feel ashamed of our lack of faith and tend to withdraw. But, He will not let us go and nurtures his flock behind the scenes. The worst part is being judged by other Christians as not having enough faith and speaking out. Far better, in my opinion,that a loving Christian,holds you in a hug with one hand,and a cup of coffee in the other,while listening and caring. This is my belief anyway. Nourishing with love touches the soul.
In Lamentations three/ verses 20 –33, ‘and my soul is cast down within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is MY PORTION: therefore I will WAIT for Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who SEEKS Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of (by) the Lord. For his men/women are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.’Remember that your God is a processing God of HOPE and LOVE and Progressing.