Today I'm joining 'B' at B His Girl for her Turtle Tuesdays. I'm a little late but hey, most people who participate in my Friday RQ, post in the days following, so I figure I'm in good company. I 'met' B when she joined our blog makeover contest and I'm so thrilled that I did. From my first visit to her blog I knew that it was by divine appointment. (Of course I think I can say that about all of my close blogging buddies!) I am always encouraged when I stop by B's blog. Be sure to pay her a visit, you'll be glad you did.
Ever feel like this little turtle, stranded at the top of the fence post? When I saw this picture my heart went out to this little turtle! Unless someone comes to rescue her she will surely fall or die. Either way, it appears that disaster awaits her. No matter how much she paddles those little legs she cannot help herself in this situation. She cannot change her circumstances on her own. She cannot provide for herself. If she panics she will start paddling those little legs as fast as possible and knock herself right off of her safe little spot on that post. She is completely dependent on someone else helping her. By the same token, No one looks at the turtle and thinks she put herself there. Quite the contrary. The turtle was placed there. And it is WAY obvious.
I realized that this is a perfect picture of where I'm at in my life right now. I have had to fend off feelings of being stranded in a place where I have no power to do anything. This is a scary place to be but it is exactly where God has placed me. It is even the adventure I prayed He would give me. Of course I didn't know it looked quite like this but that's ok. Like that little turtle, I have to trust that the One who put me there is keeping His eye on me and will show me the next step at the right time. I can't see what He is doing or how in the world He will work this out. At times it looks hopeless but that is only when I stop looking at Him. This is what it means to walk (and wait) in Faith. To Trust that He means what He says. It is an Adventure and I want my life to be an Adventure with my God.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you
nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, " I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU," (Hebrews 13:5)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5,6)
Dear Lord I praise you for your unfailing Love. Thank you for giving me the courage to take this adventure with you. Thank you that you have not left me stranded. Thank you that you will never leave me, forsake me, or desert me. You are my God. I Trust you with all that is within me. I will follow wherever you lead and do whatever you say. Show me the next step. I love you my Lord, much more than words can ever express. In Christ - Amen