Wow! What a season! I’m not talking about winter, spring, summer or fall, or a sports-related season. I’m talking about my spiritual season for the last couple of months.
My church’s current series is entitled, “The Valley”, and that’s precisely where I’ve been. I’ve been waking up most days feeling “sideways”…totally not myself, a little bit grumpy (some days a LOT grumpy), anxious, stressed, depressed. All rolled up into a tight, metallic-tasting ball wedged in the pit of my stomach. Yuck.
I’ve attempted to “fake it, till I make it”, but I couldn’t easily hide my feelings…
…whoops! Actually, what I REALLY need is a faith lift (no lisp intended). I NEED A FAITH LIFT. I need to “faith it, till I make it”.
This gem was shared at service last Thursday night…
I’m tired of being squeezed. It’s time for me to lean into Him…hard. I need to keep my eyes on Him…put all of my hope and trust in Him. I know that if I continue to hold His hand, He’ll pull me through this valley. I want to replace the metallic-tasting ball in the pit of my stomach with the abundant joy, love and peace of my salvation… when I was on fire for Jesus and my roots were firmly and deeply planted in my faith. My fire hasn’t gone out, nor has my faith wavered (because that will NEVER happen!), but I want the flickering flame to be replaced with the raging inferno it once was.
I’m going to “faith it, till I make it”. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
~Let Love Lead The Way~ TP