8.19.2011

I Know You

Some days are easier then others.  Some days are more difficult.  The difficult days stick around in my head longer.  They can poison the sweet days if you let them.  I am choosing not to let them.

The Lord says, "I have called you by name, you are mine."  Isaiah 43:1

The Lord knows my name.  I am HIS.  It is an amazing feeling to belong to something greater, to be loved by someone greater.  And there is more.

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned.  Nor shall the flame scorch you." 
Isaiah 43:2

I have been overwhelmed.  I feel like I am drowning.  I don't know what events in my life are the most important, what requires the majority of my focus, what is a priority.  As a result, I am flailing about, my energy is wasted, nothing of importance is accomplished.  I am not going to be poisoned.  I am a the LORDS.  He will not overwhelm me.  He knows my limits.  With my faith in Him, I will not drown.  The God of the universe knows my name, and He claims me as His own.  I find great encouragement in that fact.  I pray with each struggle I face, I will remember this scripture and it will help carry me through.

3 comments:

Carly said...

Have you been reading "One Thousand Gifts?"

mme said...

No, I haven't. What is it about?

Carly said...

It's really good...most of the ladies I know have either read it or are reading it. You'd really like it, based on what you've just written, it's probably apropos for you.