Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Words

Isaiah 32:17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.

It's been quiet.  He asked me to be quiet.  I had to use my words to say the hard things and then let God do what He will.  And then there was just nothing left.  Yesterday found me yet again wanting to chunk it all. And in that He reminded me of what He has for so long...give it away....use your words when there aren't any left.  Use them for the benefit of someone else.  And when I do, I find myself filled with grace.  When I do, I find He meets my needs, even the smallest ones.  The ones that seem silly and of no bearing and are just heart thoughts.  Yet He sees every one.  In purposely giving thanks and sharing His goodness in my life with others I am reminded, He has never failed me.  He has never left me.  He has never once told me that what I dream doesn't matter.  I may not understand the way, but in looking not at my own self, but at those around me, He lead us.  One hand holding the other.  Thankful.

Habakkuk 3:17-18
The Voice (VOICE)
17 Even if the fig tree does not blossom
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
If the olive trees fail to give fruit
    and the fields produce no food,
If the flocks die far from the fold
    and there are no cattle in the stalls;
18 Then I will still rejoice in the Eternal!
    I will rejoice in the God who saves me!


  1. It is right to look up to God and then outward. May God be with you through the present trial. He is always faithful.
    I'm your neighbor at the faith jam.

  2. Beautiful friend, thanks for sharing your heart, He does care about it all, and I pray you feel that always, as well as His presence, to carry you through to lighter times. XOXO

  3. There is no place we go that He is not right there with us. I'm so glad you recognize gratitude and grace and the power He gives to feel His presence. I pray He places just one true sister to stand with you, to laugh with you, and to simply remind you that you aren't alone. We see you and we get you. Blessings.

  4. I am glad to see your obedience in submitting to the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we do have to say the "hard things", but you're right about trusting God to bring good from those encounters. God is faithful and He won't fail. Trust Him and persevere and continue to encourage others with your story.

    "I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." Luke 22:32


  5. Dear Hooahsgirl, thanks for sharing your words in the Faith Jam.It takes faith to give our words away - trusting like the rain that returns every year - more loving words will come and nourish us. Your writing from the soul is beautiful.