Let Father God join the dots of your life

by anonymous

Had a lovely word from Father this morning as I was reading through Lamentations 3. The first 19 verses are stern stuff, but then 20 - 24 ... He reminded me all I have to do is 'hope in Him', keep my focus on Him. Easier said than done most of the time. The cross-reference in The Gardener's Bible is Hosea 6:1-3 'come let us return to the Lord.. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds' - He said it so He will do it. But I really loved verse 2 'after 2 days He will revive us, on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in His presence.' .. of course referring to Jesus rising on the third day.

Why this was so profound for me was because I had recently been reading Megan Caldecourt's book 'Unleash the Power of Your Story'... getting back in touch with those moments/events/tragedy of our past and, rather than pushing them away, or remembering only how they injured us, we must reconnect with them and acknowledge, awful as it was, it was still my timeline... where Father had put me, in whatever family, to go through whatever events... so it must be okay, eventually. In rejecting the pain and tragedy, we leave blank spaces, fracture our timeline, and in doing so, leave 'gaps' in our lives, like a car without an accelerator pedal, or a jigsaw puzzle with a few missing pieces... the picture is never quite complete and we can't move forward if one part is missing.

Meditating on my life, the spirit showed me some of the missing bits of my life, and when I came to a place of acceptance (peace, even), He said 'the third day He will restore us' - I could see my life in three chapters - the first chapter of 20 years was a big huge messy blow-out, the second chapter of 20 years things were better but not great...'He revives us'... so I could see how I'm now in my third chapter where He 'restores us' - '..press on to acknowledge him. surely as the sun rises He will appear'.

He has my life plan in the palm of His hand and if I believe the sun will rise tomorrow, then surely I believe He has everything under control and will restore me. I don't know what that looks like.. and it won't be 20 years for everyone... I could just see that for my life, acknowledging that the awful bits were part of my timeline, a comforting, peaceful feeling of hope washed over me.

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Apr 27, 2017
new mercies
by: lois

i am so glad you are enjoying this book. i appreciate the story telling and the language you put to the pivotal time you have reached in your life.

'so I could see how I'm now in my third chapter where He 'restores us''

celebrating all the years that have been scattered. as God puts them back on your timeline may you be ever richer for it!

: )

Apr 27, 2017
Yes!
by: Linda @foundwhatimlooking4

I relate so much to this. What you have written reminds me of my life too! The scripture about his mercies being new every morning (also from Lamentations) has been going around in my mind recently (along with something similar a friend said). There are some current battles with health and other things - but over all what you say is so true! You have blessed me as I start my new day :)

Apr 27, 2017
Yes
by: Angelajoy

I love this concept. Our lives are a tapestry and God is using every single piece to create the masterpiece that we are.

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