Wednesday, March 7, 2012

God's Way

I've been praying this past year that I would become Jesus-conscious and less self-conscious. Because of the abuse, I've grown up self-absorbed, spending copious amounts of time and energy each day battling depression and trying to feel better. I've reached for the world's quick fixes time and again (whatever will medicate me, vegetate me, numb me or enable me to escape the quickest) instead of relying on Jesus' power to help me.

As often happens in God's way, things get worse before they get better, as He matures us and grows us up in the faith. OUCH! That usually hurts! I find myself in that situation now. In dealing with this chronic pain condition, there are no easy answers from the world. My tendency is to spend even more time focused on myself as I try to find solutions.

 But there are no easy remedies, so I'm kind of forced to depend on God more; claim His promises more, search the scriptures more, pray more, cry out to God more. And the result is that I've become more focused on God. Amazing, how God's way is just the antidote for whatever ails us. Amazing, how God knows just where to lance, stitch and bandage to facilitate healing. Amazing, how God's way is to bring good out of whatever bad life experiences we are dealt.

"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; as thy days so shall thy strength be", Deuteronomy 33:25.

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel", Isaiah 43:2-3.


  1. Peggy I am sorry for your chronic pain. But, yes, we cannot escape our dependance on God. Somehow having to humble us even more in order to have us center on Him and only Him. Safe hugs to you.

  2. This is beautifully written Peggy. I hope and pray that you find relief from your pain soon. God bless.

  3. It is difficult to see how much damage the spiritual enemies want to do in our relationship between us and God. I'm thankful to God that He allows us to see His truth through Jesus. I pray for your physical healing but I pray that through this trial you will draw nearer to Him and someday, I know, this He will turn into good...because you love Him sister. Be strong in His mighty power! God bless and protect you always.