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Monday, January 26, 2009

Thoughts

Recently, we've been doing a "couples of the bible" study in our sunday school. Its interesting to me several of the first women mentioned in the bible suffered from infertility at some point. Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel (so far that's all we've studied) What was the purpose of that infertility? To prove that God could do miracles (think of how old Sarah was) or build character, or to have the people prove their faith in Him? I'm leaning towards showing that these children born to the infertile women were miracles. How could they not be?

The thing that is discouraging, however, is the whole "in His timing" deal that they all went through. I hate waiting. I hate not knowing. I hate that I can't be in control!

Obviously, I'm a very impatient person. Waiting to get the phone call today should be torture, as it always is. I get yucky butterflies in my tummy and get very restless. When I think about it, I already feel like that.

God, please give me peace today.

2 comments:

Devan said...

I hope the call comes sooner rather than later. Not being in control does kind of suck. ((hug))

Raechel said...

Praying for a peace that passes understanding.

I know this verse is very familiar, but in the past year it has meant something completely new to me.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

The "lean not on your own understanding" part has been a real challenge for me. I think you can agree that there are a TON of things that just don't make sense to us.

Also, "in ALL your ways acknowledge Him". I'm proud of you for acknowledging God not just in the good times, but in the things that are scary and don't make sense too. He is in control, and to be praised in ALL things.

After all, He is the Creator! ;)

R