Tuesday, July 18, 2006

By The Waters of Marah

Once again I find myself with an overwhelmed feeling. At times I feel the Lord's leading...and other times just a quietness. I feel alone and isolated sometimes- like no one could possibly understand what I am going through. My comfort is truly in the Lord alone and His work in my life. He is teaching me to be faithful and content and it is very hard at times. The times we feel most discouraged and alone are the times where we need to be alert and wait for a work that is going to be done in our life. We can either embrace that work or wrestle with God over it and leave injured, as Jacob did(Gen. 32) -that we might be made to cling to our Lord. The children of Israel were, for a time encamped by the waters of Marah (bitterness)...remember how Moses was shown (Exodus 15) a tree by the Lord and he threw it in and that made it sweet? Here they were in the wilderness wandering and while in Elim, the Bible tells us there were 12 wells of water and 70 Palm trees,- a place of refreshment found...though by bitter waters. Our trials, are for a season...but even in our trials He provides a place of rest.


abrightnewdawn said...

Praying, Heather!!
**Side note, LOVE the pic!!

Jamie said...

In the same boat! LOVE YOU HEATHER!


Heather said...

Thank you so much!! Brian took this picture...I believe it is one of the East China Sea

Heather said...

Jamie!! ::hugs:: I love YOU!

Tori said...

Great post, I sure feel the same way sometimes. Croatia isn't as far away as Japan but being the only ones here in our area, it's difficult. Thanks for the
pick-me-uper! :0)

Heather said...

Tori, I looked at your pictures of Croatia...it is just beautiful there!

Free In Christ said...

Thanks! I needed that gentle reminder today.

HsKubes said...

Though rough, I praise God for those often moments (and sometimes very, long extended 'moments') that I feel so alone.
It is in my times of great aloneness that I have done some of my deepest growth. I find that I often need the reminder that He truly is all that I need.
Praying for you.

~ Christina
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