Monday, April 19, 2010

Feeling A Little Discouraged

We make our plans but the Lord directs our steps.  No matter how hard we wish for, hope for, pray for, and desire certain things to happen if it is not in the Lord's will it will not happen.  The Lord is teaching me to place my confidence in Him alone and not in my circumstances.  He is to be my contentment and nothing else.  But the reality is that every time I get my hopes up about certain desires being fulfilled they seem to just get deflated and the more discouraged I become.  I truly desire the Lord's will and not my own, so I will just rest in Him knowing that He always does what is best.  Right now I just feel like a child who desires candy and cannot have it because it is not what is best for me.


mosey said...

I could have written this! Praying for you in the midst of mine

Jennifer said...

Im here praying for you. As I have been in the same boat and still am. Its so hard to have the things we want to happen not be the plans that The Lord has for us. But He is good and knows what the future holds that is better for us. Keep your head up and Like I said my prayers will be for you.

Gretchen and John said...

I'm sorry. Life is just . . . hard sometimes. It's been a rough several days for us as well. I'll pray for you.

I am blessed! said...

Once you learn that lesson, will you teach it to me? I'm sorry you're discouraged. It's always hard for me to see how anything could be better than what seems best to me. Especially the hard stuff that doesn't seem good at all. I'll pray that the Lord will send some encouragement your way this week.

MommaMindy said...

Learning to hear, understand and obey the Lord's voice with confidence and joy takes years of trials, tribulations and tests of faith. But, it is precious territory gained, because each surrender brings you closer to the Lord's breast.

You are looking for a physical answer for the situation. The Lord is looking for a spiritual answer. You are learning, growing, changing and being transformed. His purposes in this situation are being fulfilled. This is HIS plan!

Praying for you, sweet sister!

Debbie said...

Mosey, Jennifer, Gretchen, Celee, and Mindy,

Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. You are all such an encouragement to me. I, too, pray for you as I understand discouragement.