Drawing Near to God

It’s raining in life right now and I long to be as close to God as possible, under His umbrella – sheltered from the storms raging around me. Everything feels incredibly uncomfortable and uncertain. The term “day-by-day” keeps surfacing making me wince because I know how horribly I manage things on a day-by-day basis. I like for life to be concrete and set in stone…for any changes that come my way to be pleasant and not life altering. And so, here I sit, undergoing the largest and most life-altering events I can imagine:

Almost 7 months pregnant with my first child - my husband and I have gone from the mindset of "we aren't having children" to "we can't wait for this little boy to arrive!"

Almost 7 months pregnant with my first child – my husband and I have gone from the mindset of “we aren’t having children” to “we can’t wait for this little boy to arrive!”

Accompanying my unexpected pregnancy, we've decided it would best for our baby if I stayed home from work to raise him. So, after five years of dedicated service to the corporate business world, I am not working.

Accompanying my unexpected pregnancy, we’ve decided it would best for our baby if I stayed home from work to raise him. So, after five years of dedicated service to the corporate business world, I am not working.

My cats have always been my passion - their kind of steady devotion has always made sense to me and now I am facing the possibility of saying good-bye to one of them as she is very sick.

My cats have always been my passion – their kind of steady devotion has always made sense to me and now I am facing the possibility of saying good-bye to one of them as she is very sick.

These storms seem to strip me of an inner peace my soul is yearning for – making it imperative I draw as near to God as I can, so he can draw near to me. The only way I know how to begin this process is to go to His word:

  • James 1: 2-5  “…when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
  • Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Philippians 4:19  “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-10  But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; ppersecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”
  • James 1:5 “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
  • Philippians 4:12-13  “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

 

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2 thoughts on “Drawing Near to God

  1. I didn’t know you blogged! You look beautiful! I’m so happy for you! I’m so sorry about your kitty 😦 sounds like your hubby is taking great care of you though! ♡♡♡

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  2. Hi Honey, What a heartfelt and meaningful post. Pregnancy is life altering but wonderful at the same time. Anytime you need anything at all, you know where to reach me. I understand you need space, but I just want to you to know I am still here for you. I love you. Mama Sheila Louise Singer    

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