“God, God…my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere?” Psalm 22.1
I have no right to complain, or do I?
Leaving family and friends, I fly off to a new home to fight battles alone. I am going from a place where people know my name to where I am still the new kid on the block trying to make myself known. People need me at home; I am the needy in my new home.
God…why did you dump me in this spiritual wasteland? What did I do wrong?
Each time I come home, I find departing more difficult. I love being part of Whitney and Carli’s lives; sharing their frustrations with school, reveling in their successes, wondering with them about the future. I love sharing life with Cherry; taking time to explore the happenings of each day, anticipating the events we will share together.
God has a plan for each of us. Remembering His call gives me courage to face the challenges of today. God did not dump me without an instruction set; He didn’t abandon me without a Comforter. God has a plan; am I listening?
Complaining is ok as long as I am willing to listen to the response to my complaints.
Tonight I sense God’s presence wrapping arms of love around me. I sense His assurance of protection around Cherry, Carli, and Whitney. I feel the touch of His tears as He shares my sadness. I sense the pressure of God holding me close to His heart. It feels good when I know God’s love.
God reminds me that I am still on His mission. God’s mission is for me to learn and contribute in new ways. I still do not completely understand how much I have to learn. I know I am open to whatever God’s purpose is in my life. One step at a time, one decision of faith at a time, this is how I get the most out of life. I am holding on for dear life!
Reach out, see His hand in yours?