Have you ever been in a situation where you just want it fixed RIGHT NOW? I have…Oh man!
When I first went through the separation from my husband the pain was unbearable! I would fall to the ground in fetal position wailing! I just HAD to find an answer, a button, a person, a pill…SOMETHING to stop the pain! Then I heard a still small voice.
“I am here with you.” Yes, I heard the Lord speak sweetly into my breaking heart! This happened on MANY occasions during my time of grieving.
I am living in another circumstance that is painful, I am the caregiver for my parents. There have been many moments it would be great to have a pill, or button, or answer…something to stop the anguish of what we are going through. Yet there is not.
I am on a journey. One in which there is no easy button. One in which the depths of my soul are being pursued, loved, nurtured, strengthened, challenged and oh so tenderly cared for by my Groom Jesus, my Counselor, my provider, my healer, my Father, my God, my King.
Sometimes, the easy button can cause more damage, by just numbing the circumstance or pain. I want the full meal deal! I want total healing! I want all that God has for me! I want ALL of Him! I want to honor Him! I want to adore Him! Not…the the temporary fix of an easy button.
So, when I am tempted to take the easy route by pushing the easy button. I stop and say: “Lord, are you here with me?” And He says: “Yes!” Then I let Him hold and lead me.
Examples of “Easy buttons” that have crossed my mind to “push”:
These are just a few of the things that have flitted across my mind to tempt me away from what God truly has for me. My mind and heart are being renewed daily. Having an eternal perspective. Living in the now, but not for it. No longer allowing the “easy button” to be first reaction. Training for the long haul instead.
Scripture to Ponder:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33).”