This Is My Doing…

The February 1st entry in Streams in the Desert, L.B. Cowman, edited by Jim Reimann, really spoke to me. I thought I’d share part of it:

Life rushing by?

“Are you having problems with money, finding it hard to make ends meet? ‘This is my doing,’ for I am the One who keeps your finances, and I want you to learn to depend upon Me. My supply is limitless and I ‘will meet all your needs’ (Phil. 4:19). I want you to prove My promises so no one may say, ‘You did not trust in the Lord your God’ (Deut. 1:32).

Are you experiencing a time of sorrow? ‘This is my doing.’ I am ‘a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering’ (Isa. 53:3). I have allowed your earthly comforters to fail you, so that by turning to Me you may receive ‘eternal encouragement and good hope’ (2 Thess. 2:16). Have you longed to do some great work for Me but instead have been set aside on a bed of sickness and pain? ‘This is my doing.’ You were so busy I could not get your attention, and I wanted to teach you some of My deepest truths. ‘They also serve who only stand and wait.’ In fact, some of My greatest workers are those physically unable to serve, but who have learned to wield the powerful weapon of prayer.

Today I place a cup of holy oil in your hands. Use it freely, My child. Anoint with it every new circumstance, every word that hurts you, every interruption that makes you impatient, and every weakness you have. The pain will leave as you learn to see Me in all things.”  Laura A. Barter Snow

In our most recent phase of life there have been many little, and some big, victories to celebrate. But right now I’m struggling with being overwhelmed by everything else. I have to remind myself to continue forward and focus on God; not all the negative possibilities.

What is something you do, or tell yourself, when struggling with being overwhelmed?


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