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Friday, January 15, 2010

Sometimes He calms the storm.. sometimes He calms me...

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord"
(Romans 8:38-39)

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Lord, I need Your peace today.

My heart is filled with turmoil and anxiety. It is bordering on being filled with fear and I do not want that!

My spirit feels somewhat empty right now and I am desparate for just a glimpse of You today. I am in dire need of a touch from your merciful Hand.

I seek Your presence. A frantic search in the Word ensues.

I close my eyes and slow my breathing. I ponder on your amazing Word. I allow the scriptures that I have memorized to play like a slideshow through my mind. Each one that passes by, I grab hold of and hide it deep in my heart.

Grasping the Truth. Grasping the promises. Grasping Your Word as it speaks to my heart.

From the depths of my being I reach up and pray that You reach down.

Touch me.
Fill me.
Anoint me with Your peace.

Comfort me.
Use me.
Saturate me with Your grace.

My spirit calms. My mind fills with such overwhelming peace.

You have reached down. You have touched me. You have shown me who You are.

You have spoken quietly to my soul. I receive all that You have for me. Those empty places are being filled with You.

Your love. Your peace. Your Word. Your mercy. Your grace.

You are my strong tower and I run to You and I am safe.

Thank you Lord for your unending compassion. Thank you for your endless love and mercy. I love you with all that I am. You  are my peace and my comfort. You are my Lord and my Savior. You are my life. Thank you, Lord. Thank you.


Beth

15 comments:

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Praising God with you that He is the Calmer of the Storms that rage around us and in us.

Thank you, friend, for sharing.

Jamie said...

Thank you, Beth!

SusanD said...

Oh Beth, Thank you so much for sharing your prayer and your heart with me today. I so needed this today. Praising Him with you. Blessings, SusanD

skoots1mom said...

HIS presence is like NO OTHER...still praying for your JIMBO

petrii said...

Beth,
I hope things are well with Jim and the team. I love the song by this title as well.

Love you friend,
Dawn

Irritable Mother said...

He hears us when we call.
He knows what we need.
He is good!
Thank you for sharing your heart and your pursuit of Jesus.
Love you!

Robin's New Song said...

Oh God, may you fill my sister with your Power. Supernatural strength that passes her understanding. Gird her mind and body in this time, as well as her husband and the team. We ask for angelic protection to cover them, in the majestic and powerful Name above all Names, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Nancy said...

There are certainly times when I want despeerately for God to come down so that I can feel nearer to Him. I'm glad He answered your prayer. May His comfort be all around you.

Nana Jul said...

The grace in your words reflect that inner cry ....Lord we so need you...touch us, fill us, calm us, let us know you hear us! The seeking, and searching, His Holy Word flipping frantically as we are looking to find the right verse that quiets our soul. Then it comes, He comes and touches us and we know! And we grip the Word and rehearse it over and over, it's our very life, it's our breath. It sustains us. Thank you Jesus!
Beth, the Holy Spirit flows through your words! Girl..He's so right there with you!
Love,
Julie

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Praying for your peace and Jimbo and company's protection.

Faith Imagined said...

I am thanking God with you! Amazing writing Beth! You lifted my spirit!

-Alisa Hope

~ Being Woven said...

Praise God for allowing us to pray to Him, to open our hearts, to fill His bottle with our tears. Beth, Beth! Thank you for being you and for sharing your love of the LORD with us each and all.
"I love you with all that I am." That sentence has moved me beyond what I can explain in words, Beth. We are His creation, His child. He made us and we are His. Yes, to love Him with our all, with all that we are...what a precious realization.
Praising Him with you, ~ linda

sister sheri said...

Hi Beth! Just saw your website on the spreadsheet that Audrey sent out for SSMTC. Can't wait to see you there!

I pray all is well with your husband's trip.

kanishk said...

I so needed this today. Praising Him with you. Blessings,

Work from home India

angelonwheels said...

Just said a prayer for you! Catching up on your blog! You are a true example! I know the feeling you discribed. I love the verses you chose!