Monday, May 29, 2017
Who's In Control?
It always makes me nervous planning upcoming events because I know the Lord is going to walk us through our own journey to teach us first before He has us bring anything before you. With that being said, Paula and I began meeting over The Well for May 9. We began by just pouring our hearts out to each other with all that seemed to be going on around us in so many people's lives...some as close as family, some close friends, and some we just knew were walking through difficult times. Our hearts were so heavy. We began to really question the Lord as to why He allows certain things to happen, why some prayers seem to continue to go unanswered, why some He seemed to answer more clearly than others. Why some He chooses to continue to take on hard journeys. I'm so thankful for a safe place where I can be raw and open about where I am on my journey.
As we continued to meet, the Lord put before us the word SURRENDER over and over again. SURRENDER. "Why this word, Lord?", "Why now?" A precious friend who I often go to for help when I'm walking through these things came to me a couple of days after I had put this before her. She told me how the Lord helped her to see that Jesus walked through these very struggles as He walked on His own journey. At one point Jesus actually asked the Father to take this cup from Him. Look with me at Mark 14:32-36 NIV: