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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Speak Lord, I'm Listening

Do you ever have "one of those days"? You know, the one where chaos reigns no matter how much you desire order and stability? As the school year draws to an end, I find myself having "one of those days" more frequently than I'd like to admit. It seems that this time of year often breeds burnout in my life... as I hurriedly attempt to finish all I have committed to start.

Yet God in His everlasting love and unfailing mercy never fails to meet me where I am. And even in the midst of the noise, He speaks. All I have to do is listen. God desires to teach me at every given moment by the power of the Holy Spirit. When I feel like a failure, He ministers truth. When I am tempted to give up, He brings encouragement for the future. He reminds me through His Word that my biggest weakness is His greatest strength (2 Corinthians 12:9). His power is truly made perfect through my imperfections.

The next time you feel discouraged cry out to the Lord. Ask Him to speak to you in the midst of your circumstances. And then listen as He whispers truth to your heart and lavishes His love upon you.