Our weekend was a quiet one, yet for me ~ VERY PRODUCTIVE! With my upcoming surgery I have had sooo many emotions going on and feel the need to get my house deep cleaned and in order! I realized this weekend that I am feeling somewhat apprehensive about this surgery. Having had my other shoulder done just a little over a year ago, I am most concerned about my recovery being as difficult as it was last time. There is a part of me that feels like I have just finally gotten myself, my home, and my time back to somewhat "normal" and now I am going to be down again physically but hopefully not emotionally.
What happens when truth is revealed? Well, for me it allows the Lord to work me through it! Normally, I am pretty good at recognizing things within myself and working through them. For some reason this time, I am a little slower! I was working away this weekend cleaning and organizing my kitchen ~ cleaning out the pantry, removing everything from the cupboards and cleaning and re-organizing, etc. and it was during this time I felt the Lord say "You are keeping yourself occupied so you don't have to face your feelings!"
Wait? What? "Am I really Lord?"
"Yes, and you need to share them with ME and lay them down so that I can help you through them" "Bring your feelings, concerns, fears, and anxious thoughts into the LIGHT. When they are exposed they will no longer be your burden, but I will walk with you through each one!"
I was overwhelmed with the Lords Divine Intervention! While I continued to do the cleaning & organizing I did it with a peace-filled heart and a knowing that while I set out to do these tasks in the first place to create order in my home I was also pushing the truth down or sweeping my emotions under the rug. The Lord desires for me to have order in my home as well, but I believe more than that, HE desires to have my whole heart along with my cares and concerns!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour
What about you? Are you sweeping anything under the rug and holding it in? If so, the Lord is waiting with arms wide open ready to take your burdens and walk you through all your cares!
Have a blessed week my friends! Big HUGS to you ALL!