Heart Voice….

I did it again – and I bet you will say ‘Me too!’

I tend to run ahead of myself and worry about the unknown and how the ‘next thing’ is going to turn out. I lose sleep, I get short tempered, I tend to blame those I love the most for my failures.

This is me in charge. I’m learning, ever so slowly, that I really don’t want to be in charge. I want to follow, but not a fallible way. No, I want to follow in a sure way knowing that the One leading knows the way, knows how, knows me.

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3 NIV) There it is again, trust. Oh I am so like the man who wanted healing for his son and said to Jesus “if you can do anything”. The disciples’ eyes must have widened, they had seen many miracles. ” ‘If you can’ ? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23 NIV)  Then just like me – like you – the boy’s father cries out “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24 NIV)

Right there with the boy’s father. I do believe – but this? Can you do even this?

When faced with myself in the uncertain times, I don’t want to listen to my heart, as many would counsel. I want to hear the heart of Him who works out all things. I like that God is called our ‘Rock’. That solid foundation, enduring strength. Just remind me again that I can “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.” (Isaiah 26:4 NIV)

Easter celebration is less than two weeks away. Those who wanted to be done with Jesus, to move on with their agendas and their power games, rolled a huge stone in front of His tomb, secured it, set guards, and went and celebrated His demise.

But the stones that Jesus made, the guards He gave life to, the rulers He gave power to – they couldn’t keep Him from rising.

And our doubts don’t hinder Him either. Oh heart, listen to this voice, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b NIV)

10 Comments on “Heart Voice….

  1. “When faced with myself in the uncertain times, I don’t want to listen to my heart, as many would counsel. I want to hear the heart of Him who works out all things.” AMEN! I feel like that father so many times. I pray the same prayer. I love this. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Glad to know I’m not the only one praying ‘help my unbelief’ – just when I think I’m Miss Trusting the Father, I find myself in turmoil and spinning 🙂 Blessings as you go through your days seeking Him and knowing beyond a doubt He has all this, amen!

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  2. I run ahead of God all the time and then I wonder why it’s not working out?!? I want to follow Him in full trust knowing He’s leading me where I need to go. My default reaction is to not trust, God is working on this in 2017 with me:)
    #Raralinkup

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    • Julie, well that makes two of us – the Father is at work in His Jesus girls who just want to rest in trust and walk in obedience. Blessings as this year unfolds and finds you following instead of leading the way 🙂

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  3. Oh, but of course…ME TOO! Always. Ugh. Why must we choose insanity over peace? 🙂 Thank you for this message hitting home to my heart today, friend. Listening with you for the heart of the One who works stuff out so we don’t need to try. ((xoxo))

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    • Yes, I do weary of trying to ‘work stuff out’. So glad He has given us community to draw strength from, to reflect with, and to learn from. Blessings as you trust the Rock Eternal…

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  4. We are so blessed by this truth: “And our doubts don’t hinder Him either.” I’m very thankful that he is bigger and more powerful than any doubts I can come up with! Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Lisa, you are so right, we come up with lots of doubts don’t we? But He is bigger, higher, wider, deeper than them all. Right there with us, we just need to surrender. Blessings as you live in His truth…

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  5. Paris, Thank you for this. I have trouble with running ahead of myself. The verse in Isaiah that you mentioned is a good reminder for me today to stand steadfast in my trust of Him instead of runnning ahead all the time.

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    • Steadfast, something we are not, but our Father always is. Blessings as you surrender in His power to do more than we can ask or imagine…

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