February 19, 2010

Wherein Everything Comes to a Screeching Halt

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. - Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)

How true.

As I posted here, R and I had a plan. We I thought the Lord directed us to a better path to achieve that plan. Since that time, it's become abundantly clear that we are I am to stop. I don't know if God's telling us me that we're heading in another direction, or if we're just taking a break.

I didn't know it, but R has been frustrated because he's been praying and doesn't have any answers. And here I thought I had them all. The Lord reminded me that I am to follow my husband, not clasp his hand and pull him behind me like a toddler. He is the leader. I.am.not.

I also remembered something Mr. Blackaby taught in Experiencing God...if you don't have direction from God, keep doing what you're doing until you get it. So, for now, we're going to keep doing what we've been doing - nothing more, nothing less. R will continue working and taking his class. I'll continue working and keeping the home fires burning. And we'll be waiting on that direction.



Joanne : The Simple Wife said...


Yet, such good words and honest truth here in the midst of it, Melissa. Keep on sharing and hoping and struggling and trusting and waiting--God is using it all to bless others.

Love, J.

jenmom said...

I second Joanne! And I love the acrostic at the end of this post!!
You are an encouragement to me every time I read a post here!
I've been reading through Isaiah and this verse jumped out at me yesterday: Chapter 46, verse 4
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
Love you and praying for you!