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I had another episode of wrestling with God.  God is used to it.  Every so often I get frustrated and I want to take God to task for the things that are and are not happening in my life.  God just sighs and stiff arms his hand against my forehead while I swing my fists in the gap between us, fussing and fuming and turning red in the face until I exhaust my fit of pique.  When from the exertions I’ve collapsed to my knees (a good position to be in when dealing with God) God ascertains that I’ve gotten it out of my system then touches me with His peace and His mercy. 

 I always feel like a bit of a fool afterward.  After all the source of the episode is born of my own lack of faith and trust and has nothing to do with any deficiency on God’s part.  But God is always faithful to restore me with his mercy and grace.  He brings me back to a place of peace, a place of trust and faith, a place of confidence.  

 

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.  Psalm 86:15

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