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Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
- Job 15:11
I've lived in Virginia my entire life, but it's only in recent years that I've come to associate September/October with monsoon season. Truly it seems to rain every day! The rain brings new life and renewal - my garden is having an end of season pepper extravaganza and my yard resembles a jungle. However, the greyness of every day messes with my mind a bit.
It brings me that "blah" feeling. That discontent that I hate to admit or even name. And when we're discontented, I think we start to question our lot in life. Am I missing out by focusing my energies homeward? Shouldn't I be doing something more glamorous than keeping home and working from home? You know the drill. The niggling inner questions differ for all of us, but they creep into our minds from time to time, don't they? They tell us we're not enough - we don't do enough, we don't have enough and so it goes.
And it all boils down to one thing. Sometimes we flawed human beings don't realize that in God's eyes, we are enough, just as we are. Nothing I say or do is going to make me any more acceptable to Him. And He loves me just as I am!
Even better, if I turn my eyes on God and away from the whispers of the world, I start to realize something even more important. He is all I need; God is enough for me and I am complete in Him. No matter how difficult or frustrating my life might be some days, He is there. I may not always understand my calling and some days I may not even like it, but God has given me this life and will not forsake me.
And suddenly the sky just clears.
And since I didn't want to just keep it to myself, I'm also linking up here and here.