Monday, April 27, 2009

Peace Out!

Hey Everyone! I've had alot of things on my mind lately. I'm crazy busy and even when I'm not crazy busy, I think I am and start stressing out. I've had alot of time working on the play, and I'm up to my eyeballs in some school subjects. Plus there are basic other things like serving at home and at church, and decisions that I need to make. Plus in the last week or so I've been battling against (not severe) depression. This has been causing my spiritual life to plummit. You'd think that I would want to pour myself out to God in this time of hardship, but that's not what my hearts been telling me to do. Yeah, listen to the stupid blonde listening to her heart...I was telling my friend Dave about this concern and he wisely told me that is was probably me thinking that I knew how to figure it out and not relying on God. This was true, and It's hard to battle- that inner pride thinking that I can do it by myself. And I can't.

"The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it." 1 Corinthians 10:13

" Whoever listens to what is taught will suceed, and whoever trusts the Lord will be happy." Proverbs 16:20

God knows exactly what's going on, and why. Have peace and know that he is in control.

In His Grace,



Samuel said...

great post! I know exactly what you mean about school. The best way for me to remember God is to remind myself that he gives me the energy to do my work.
1 Chronicles 16:11-12
"11 Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
12 Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles and the judgments he uttered"

Elizabeth K. said...

Yeah, I definitely know the feeling, especially with school. "I can do this math home work, right? I mean, I'm not stupid. And I can get an A in history if I work hard enough at it. And as for writing? That's my favourite subject, it's a breeze to me!" Me, me, me. Not "I need God's grace to do anything at all!" We tend to exult ourselves, the creatures, and not the King of kings. He deserves it, not we!

Elizabeth K. said...

Aha... check out what I found in my quiet time today:
"Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered." (Prov. 28:26)

one way up cast said...

and Phil R. gave me a list of verses and trusting in God. Not kidding! I might put it up later if you guys would like some more verses to look up :)

R.G. said...

I know what you mean. I am often tempted to think I can work things out on my own, but every time i try to, I just end up getting deeper in the mire. Thankfully the Lord is helping me to trust more in him.

Prayin for ya!

Jenna said...

"Don't follow your own heart, because your heart can be deceived."
~ Fireproof

Thanks Kylie!

pb-32 said...

Hey Kylie

Even if the world can't see us, we mean the world to Jesus.

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (ESV)

Elizabeth K. said...

I'm going to be dull and ask: who's pb-32?

Anonymous said...

paul brown :) I think...


Elizabeth K. said...

Oooh, yeah. Probably.