Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Funky Town...

Last week was full of stress and sadness, seeming to attack from every side.
I had a shock that came out of nowhere (not really, of course, but nowhere for me) which caused me to think about my life in general and my witness to younger women in particular.  

In my sadness, I began to do a very little some organizing in my house.  Doing so, I ran across these words I wrote in one of my prayer journals some time in the past.......

When it's overwhelming....
When it's too hard....
When it seems as if not one thing will ever be right again......
There HE is...arms open...saying,
Come rest.  

Come unto me all you who are weary and I will give you rest....Jesus

I must admit that I didn't want that comfort and I didn't want to rest.  I wanted to fix problems or just make them go away.

I felt like this....



I could not stop crying.  

The Superhero is a problem solver, a fixer.......it's just what he does and early and often in our marriage, I would say to him I don't want you to FIX it, I just want you to listen.  One morning as he was leaving for work, I called him back and said to him......I want you to FIX this......and he said to me....I'm praying for wisdom about how to help you, but I can't fix it and neither can you.  Don't you hate it when they are right???

So although I cannot fix anybody's problems or pain, I know Someone who constantly goes with us through every single valley and through the rivers that threaten to drown.  This week I will be trying hard to be still and know that He is in charge and never changes.  He won't always FIX things, but He'll go with us all the way.







15 comments:

Nonnie said...

Psalms 56:8 (NLT) You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.

Praying for you as you wait and trust in Him to bring you through. Hugs, Connie

Cathy said...

as always, right on target!! I need to remember that I cannot fix anything, I can only pray for strength and guidance!

Deb said...

it is hard...wanting to fix things and not being able to...hope all turns out for the best...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sorry for whatever happened to cause you stress and sadness. How wonderful that we have a loving Father who hears our prayers and will always be with us!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm so very sorry that you're having such a distressful time right now. Praying that you will find peace as you trust in our Father.

Needled Mom said...

I will be keeping you in my prayers, Nancy, and I know that HE is holding you close as well.

Rebecca Jo said...

We're such "NOW" people, aren't we? I totally understand that 'fix it' mentality... but I struggle too to have patience to let God work in His timing.

Hope everything is ok while you wait.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen! I am so sorry your going through a difficult time. ((HUGS))

Chatty Crone said...

I'm sorry for whatever happened to cause you stress and sadness - I guess if you wanted to share it you would - but I am so sorry for your pain. I don't know anyone who is better at being a friend then Jesus.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I am sorry to hear you are feeling like this, I know how I feel when my daughter is upset and stressed and how I would love to fix the problem but I can't all I can do is listen and be supportive.

Lea Culp said...

Oh, the truth of this post Nancy! We just lost a very, very dear friend this past Tuesday. He died of a massive heart attack and his widow is beyond devastation. There was no history of heart problems and he was a mere 70 years old. I'm going to share this post with her, especially what you wrote in your journal. I know it will be a blessing to her. May you feel His comfort and peace as you pass through this most difficult time. Hugs to you!

Auntie Bliss said...

you got around to what I was going to suggest...which was to Be still...it so works!
nice too, to look back on the huge mountain and see how He took care of that thing which seemed so daunting.
I'll pray for ya :)
and that young woman...come to think of it...I have two young women who I am an example for and am praying for.

UnicycleRose said...

I am sorry that you are in "The Valley" right now. My engineer husband is aTOTAL fixer too. It sounds like your Superman understood this time that only God can do the fixing on this one. Whatever it may be. that's good that you had a long hard cry, exhausting isn't it! i know we live on different sides of the country, but you remind me of myself. I subscribed to your blog, it's just easier that way, then always tracking you down. Do you know I only follow two, and you are one of them?? I will pray for peace in your heart and home. Big hugs, UnicycleRose

Sweet Tea said...

I'm just now seeing this post and am hoping things are going better now. I've been to Funky Town and it's nowhere I like to stay. You're a smart cookie, with lots of wisdom. Thanks for sharing your insights. ((HUGS))

LBDDiaries said...

I'm so sorry for your pain. And you're right, He is the only one to turn to. Men are fixers; it is their nature. It is hard for them to listen to us and not want to fix. I love his answer - so wise. Alpha Hubby is like that and yes, sometimes I want him to go deal with it, but he never does. He always sees that I should find what God wants me to do. Punching sometimes sounds so much better. But, no.