Saturday, August 29, 2009

His Mercy Still Covers Me

This is a struggle for me to write about, because for pretty much the first 23 years of my life, I attended the same church. I accepted Christ there, spent time growing up in Christ there, then I taught about His love there, and worked my first real adult job there. I grew in those 23 years to see it as my Home Church. Even when I moved away for college, I considered it "MY CHURCH". I attended a different church in college but never got the bond that I had to my church at home.

It's been about 6 months since I regularly attended at this church. The longest in my life. I am having a hard time attending there for many reasons. But due to the hardships there, my heart remains broken. I would have thought that after this amount of time, I would be able to go back....but the hurt remains.

I guess when we are looking for blessings and healing...we expect God to work on our time.

As a person that lives for lists, organizations and day planners this is a frustrating part of faith for me. It doesn't matter how many times He reminds me that it's not my plan but His...I still don't get it!

I am not really sure what the point of this is...I guess God is making me start to talk about something that I have been keeping pretty much inside for a while.
I am looking for the faith lesson that I am supposed to be learning in this time.
I am having a hard time completing disciplined tasks that used to be second nature.
I have a poor attitude towards a lot of the individuals that I used to be so close with.
I don't see God weekly on Sunday morning because I am broken and distant.
I don't have a ministry that I poor my heart and soul into.
I miss my kids at church.
It changes my attitude throughout the week.
It changes the witness that I could have Monday - Saturday.
It makes me feel guilt, in turn causing more hurt.

So I know I am not the only person suffering from a disagreement on timing issue with Christ. I also know in my hard hurt heart that Jesus us bigger than all of this. And I know that when He died on the cross He knew what this struggle would feel like for me, He lost His ministry too but instead of a loss at all, He tranformed it into something even greater...Salvation. I am thankful that in my confusion, I still know His Salvation. His Mercy Still Covers Me.

Thanks for never changing. Thanks for sending Christ to experience this world and to offer your sweet sweet salvation. You know my specific struggles, could you transform them into something big and great, that will bring glory to your name. I long to bless your name. Amen


  1. As a fellow list maker and control freak... I feel for you, Mo. Sometimes (most the time) it's difficult to accept that He has a greater plan than what I can imagine for myself - on His time, not my time. Patience is a hard-learned characteristic.

    Thanks for the post. It's so nice to know that at least ONE other person can relate during crappy times. You girls are great!

  2. praying your prayer with you friend... :)