Sunday, February 17, 2008

Waiting....for the other side

As some of you know, from reading my post titled Friends on 2/13, I have been struggling with why God moved us here. Life just has not been the same for me.

As I was still on my path of discouragment, in the shower the other day, I began crying. It was actually more like a sob. I questioned God, yet again. Why? Why did you bring me here? I just don't understand. Please hurry and tell me why. I have been waiting for so long.

He instantly took my thoughts to all the times I had gone through trials. All the times I didn't understand what was going on in my life. Looking back on them I was shown how He has always brought me through it to the other side. How, every time, my life has been made better by going through it.

I felt better, but I was still remembering all the heartache it took to get to that other side.

Tonight the Holy Spirit lead me to this verse..... God said to me in Joshua 1:9

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

I knew right then that He had answered my prayer, my plea.

I still may not know why He brought me here, but I do know that once again He will bring me to the other side.

Lord, thank you for showing me that your word is true, once again. Thank you for never leaving my side. My heart is at peace and I am full of hope because I know that you are with me wherever I go.

7 comments:

kmom3 said...

Thank you for your post this morning. Thank you for the reminder that He promises to be with us. I needed that this morning. And I am still lifting you up in prayer, sweet Cheri.
Love,
Kimberly

Carol said...

Oh, Cheri, the Lord is growing you in a big way during this time. I can see it through your words. He has big plans for you. Just buckle up. He is preparing you for something big, I just know it. I can't wait to watch it happen.

Amy Wyatt said...

Cheri,
I'll be praying for you to remember what you know to be true when you are facing discouraging days. I agree with Carol that God has something big planned and these times are just making you stronger.

jenmom said...

Cheri,
I came across your blog through "a planting of the Lord" blog. I feel such a kindred spirit with you. I too am experiencing a time in my life of being "shaken up" and fighting discouragement and a testing of my faith. I would love to talk with you further. Maybe we can encourage each other. I don't even know you, but I know I love you as a sister in the Lord. Maybe we'll talk soon
Jennifer
jenmom1707@yahoo.com

Jenifer said...

Cheri,
First, thanks for visiting my blog. I understand how you feel right now, unsure why God has you where you are. My husband and I left our home a few years ago to move to NC to follow God's call to ministry. My vision of how it would be was a "glorified Sunday School" where everyone would be like minded and we would all sit around together, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Boy, was I wrong! It was hard, very hard. I questioned God many times, but every time He sustained me and reminded me that my being here was for a greater purpose. We been here going on 4 years now and I'm starting to see glimpses of His calling for us here. A dear friend from home shared this statement with me when I was in the midst of my "why am I here?" times- she said "Bloom where you are planted." So, sister, I say to you, bloom into the beautiful flower that God has created you to be where He has planted you in this season. He has a great plan for you.

Much love and many blessings,
Jenifer
byhisgraceministry.blogspot.com

poeteangel said...

Hi Cheri. I stumbled upon your blog through some P31 blogs. When I am in a "Why God?" mood... I always remember, God never closes a door without opening a window. Hopefully, the view through the window will change for you soon.
~Nette

Chaena said...

You know Aunt Cheri that I say the same thing all the time.
I'm ALWAYS wondering Why God moved me a thousand miles away to a foreign place. Where all the people seemed so mean.
Then I tell my self 'You know God always does something for a reason.'
So I think there must be some reason I am here and just as you are I am waiting.
I know waiting is the worst part but I believe he will show you and I our purpose very soon.
I love You so!
~Chaena