Thursday, March 24, 2011

I've been sitting here this morning spending my morning with the Lord. I try to do this most days but not like this morning. This morning has been different. Today I prayed over my home, my current battles in life, my children, my church, my leaders, and many others. Before getting into his word I asked "What do you want me to hear from you today". Not long after I felt lead to just worship him. 

When I heard about the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, I was in Oklahoma with one of my very best friends in the whole world trying to comfort her for she had just lost her baby. A baby she spent years trying to conceive. And by years I mean YEARS. She has endured tests, procedures, medicine, waiting, and finally all the money it took to do In Vitro Fertilization. She got pregnant with a sweet baby boy named Zachary Aaron. For some reason, he went to be with Jesus when she was 6 months pregnant. 

I too have had earthquakes in my life that have been followed by Tsunami's. Have you as well? Can you relate? You know, when an earthquake or any major disaster occurs, mass panic and chaos follow. We can't really think straight and can't see past what is happening at that moment. We might make some really poor choices mainly because we just don't know what to do but SOMETHING must be done. 

I am finding in my own life that after the dust settles and we are still brokenhearted and still don't know what to do, we have to turn to God. Sometimes that can be so hard when the enemy wants so desperately for us to feel hopeless. No matter what you may be enduring today, just start to worship God and praise him. You might not be able to start out strong even. Just lift your hands in surrender to him and lay your burdens at his feet. God can take the truth, our sadness, our anger, our bitterness, our grief, our fears and turn them around. If we fill ourselves up with God, with praises that pour out to him, then when disaster strikes, God and praises are what will spill out of us instead of fear, anger, despair and such. 

I don't know what your struggles are today. Maybe you were just diagnosed. Maybe you have no idea where your next meal is coming from. Maybe you just lost someone you love dearly. Maybe you have wondered far from the Lord. Maybe you have had a recurrence. Whatever it is, all you do know is that it makes absolutely no sense for it to be happening. I believe that God gives us friends to help carry our burdens. But I believe with all my heart that true healing can only come when we go to the true friend that is closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). The one who knows our innermost being. God is the only one who KNOWS us. He made us! He loves us more than we can ever imagine. The love he has for us is something we will never be able to fathom. I know some days our circumstances might make it appear like how can God love me and yet let me go through this? I understand. I have felt like that many, many times.

My friend, the midst of your storm, worship him. Talk to him. Let him wrap HIS arms around you and give you comfort. When you do this and you feel absolutely nothing, don't give up! You will be getting closer to the Father. Right when you feel like giving up is right when you are so close to your breakthrough!! I want to leave you with some links to my most favorite worship songs. They are the songs I turn to when I desperately need to feel God's presence.


  1. thank you for this post today. I love you.

  2. I love this song!!! I know there have been many times in my life where things just go in many different directions and I have caught myself on that hamster wheel of thoughts, depression, hopelessness and asking why. I may not know why this side of heaven and God probably wants it that way for me, since I may not be able to handle the why....but I do know that I find myself sitting at His feet more and more and that has given me peace and can feel His love for me so strongly that it does overwhelm me. Love you Kelley!