Wednesday, May 23, 2012

On Bended Knee

Behold, the handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me according to Your word. (Luke 1:38)

I am not sure if all the ‘ details’ of this struggle are Your will, but, these are my circumstance right now—I cannot change my circumstances, I have tried (in vain!)

All I can do is trust You.  Wait upon You.  Oh, I could fight and thrash and fuss and whine about it. (which I have, sadly)  Or, I could rest and trust and wait.

For, YOU,  Maker of the universe knows my name and has formed me for Your very own.  You hold my fragile heart, with all its wild passions and dreams in Your hands.  You love me with a deep and everlasting love

Your thoughts towards me are of peace and hope.  You do all things well.  ALL things. (period)  I was created for Your glory, show me how to best represent You in my circumstances.

A love so divine . . . demands my soul, my life, my all.

We all have secret dreams, hidden struggles or difficult circumstances, right?  I purposely didn’t share the specifics of my current ‘struggles’ because they really are irrelevant.  The answer is the same no matter the circumstances, the dreams surrendered, the struggle or pain. 

He loves us. Period

We were created for HIS glory, not our comfort or wants.  Period

There is but one position, on bended knee, bowing before our King, saying, ‘behold, the handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me according to Your word.’

The enemy may roar, but this is, by far, the safest, most glorious place we could be.




cooperkelly4 said...

Hi Michelle,
That is one of my favorite verses. Out of the heart her mouth speaks, huh. Just starting my summer reading and wondered if you had read any of Francine Rivers books? They are fiction, but some of them are based on different characters from the Bible. This year I am reading Sons of Encouragement (starting it tonight): novellas about Caleb, Aaron, etc. But last year I read novellas (same author) called the Lineage of Grace: It is the women in the lineage of Jesus-
Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheeba, and Mary. It was a wonderful portrayal of the humanness and flaws, but the lessons they learn as they say, God's will be done. Just thought it may encourage you. Praying for you, Kelly

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Amen. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, and for the prayer.

Traci said...

Thank you for this wonderful is amazing how this speaks to me in my present circumstance. I hope you will not mind if I share your post along with some of my story on my blog. Thank you for writing and sharing:)

Coby said...

This so speaks to my circumstances at the moment. Yes, I have fought and whined, but today I am choosing to rest and wait and trust. I'm finally ;-) figuring out that it IS a choice! Thank you for sharing your heart.

(sorry if I post twice, having some computer issues!)