A Heart Full...
I see my life happen in Seasons. I seem to even name the Seasons in my life as I look back? Do you do this also?
This is my Season of Motherhood/Learning.
I have learned so much about myself as a mom. As, I am sure all of us do that walk this road.
My heart is full right now of overwhelming thankfulness, amazing wonder, and incredible thoughts of love for many I know.
So many I know are hurting. Hurting in a way that I cannot fix.
This is one thing that I have come to see about me. I tend to be a "fixer." I always have been. And I always will NOT be. Why?
Because, this is not my job - it is God's.
I see hurting friends, strangers, loved ones, and I want to fix their pain. I take it on. I am learning that my heart can be full of love, prayer, sympathy, empathy, and helpfulness, but, when it comes to fixing - I am not even close to being able to help in the way that my Heavenly Father can,
He has shown me to step back. Step far back. Let Him heal, let Him mend, and I follow when He leads. Not when I see it as best.
Just when we think we are doing a heart full of good, we sometimes can be doing a job that we weren't meant to do.
In my daily Bible reading the last few weeks, I have come across a word that I KNOW the Lord was giving to me to hold onto.
A word that I have filled my heart with.
And so, now I have a heart full of COURAGE.
Here are some of the verses:
Psalms 27:14 - "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, wait, on the Lord."
Psalms 31:24- "Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."
I am waiting on the Lord. My heart is strengthened. I will cast all my care upon Him, and help carry other's burdens.
But, He is doing the fixing! Phew'!