“My soul faints with longing for Your salvation, but I have put my hope in Your Word. My eyes fail, looking for Your promise; I say, ‘When will you comfort me?'” (Psalm 119:81-82).
As I was listening to music during my time with the Lord, the words of the song “God is” with Britt Nicole began to speak to me. (The video is below.) She spoke of feeling like she’d been in the same place forever–waiting and wondering why God had not intervened.
It was like a prayer put to music, asking Him if He knew how great her struggle was; the tears that had fallen, that she felt she couldn’t hold it together much longer.
I knew it was also my prayer to Him, and I just knew in that moment He was speaking to me through it.
In the last year there has been many changes to my health, things beyond my control. Doctors unable to give a diagnosis to the continued and increased symptoms and issues.
Though many prayers have been said, like many others I know here at Rest Ministries, the answers have not come. But in the stillness of the morning, I heard His voice, gently, sweetly, whispering “Let Me have My way, Diane.”
What is your soul longing for? What promises are unfulfilled? Have your eyes failed to see prayers answered, healing to come, hurts comforted, escape unavailable? Perhaps, like me, God is telling you to trust Him; to worship Him, right where you are today.
Know that He is there. Let our Heavenly Father be pleased as He hears our voices combined, as we sing to Him; “Have Your way with me, Lord.”
What is the prayer your soul is longing for? May I pray with you, as we each allow God to Have His way in our lives and in our hearts?
Prayer: Father, as we come together we ask You to hear our voices joined together. We humbly plead for Your strength, grace, and mercy as we face the challenges before us. Help us, Lord, to relinquish control and allow You to have You way, Your purpose in each of our lives. For we know, Lord, You always have our best in Your plan. We love You and praise You for who You are–our Creator and the salvation of our souls. Amen.
About the author:
Diane Kalata, lives in Central Florida, she is blessed to have a wonderful husband, who is also her caregiver in illness, three grown children, and 3 grandchildren! She is a cancer survivor, but continues to deal with chronic digestive and neuropathic issues. She loves art and writing. Her desire is to continually be an encouragement to others; looking daily for those “God opportunities” to share His love and truth with others.
Imagine God wants to have His way with you. If you were to write down the first three things He would choose to make that happen, what would they be?
This is the song “God Is” with Holly Starr and the lyrics share how God is always bigger–always–bigger than our fears, our storms, everything. He is greater that the pain. If you have ever wondered if God really does care, know that His choice to not step in and stop the pain you are going through is not about His lack of ability. Rather it is because He has ability to see how this will draw you closer to Him and He desperately wants you to have the benefits of what this trial will teach you–and who is will make you. -Lisa