Thursday, June 26, 2008

As Long as You are Glorified...

It's a hard thing to trust our Lord. And I was just thinking two weeks ago how easy and natural it felt. Yet when my expectations don't pan out the way I think they should then I begin to wonder. Today, I made a phone call as led by the Lord that shut the door to my safety net. I have had two interviews this week and I do not feel strongly about either one. Where to next? So, I speak the Gospel to myself.... think on Christ...return to the truth of the Word. It's an unfamiliar feeling that I deal with these days...a pit in my stomach and fear. But our Christ is not the author of fear...
My prayer in the beginning of this was for Christ to be glorified. I think I have lost sight of that. Even as I am writing this my mind is returning to the view of our Sovereign One Who sits on the throne, Whose train fills the temple and we bow can I, His lowly creation, question or fear the workings of the Creator of the universe and His love for me...

Shall I take from Your hand Your blessings
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine
Yet grumble in days of rain
Shall I love You in times of plenty
Then leave You in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt

Oh let your will be done in me
In Your love I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As you are glorified

Are You good only when I proper
And true only when I'm filled
Are You King only when I'm carefree
And God only when I'm well
You are good when I'm poor and needy
You are true when I'm parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You're still God in the darkest night

So quite my restless heart
Quiet my restless heart
Quiet my restless heart in you


Laura D said...

What a good reminder no matter what circumstances we are in! Thanks for the honesty. This week has been a hard one for me as well. Thanks for the encouragement and reminder of what I already know...GOD is sovereignly in control of every situation and it is always for our good and His ultimate glory!

Tim, Kristen , Megan, Emily, and Anna said...

Bethany, we are praying for you during this time of your life. This is a great encouragement to all knowing that God is in control and life is all about HIS glory...not us.

juliechall said...

Thanks for your transparency. I'm continually reminded lately of the different ways God chooses to glorify Himself in our lives...sometimes when things are going great...and sometimes when we just want out. He is so good to be a personal God. Praying for you,

cranny + b said...

love that song!

Just had to tell you that I finally had a cupcake from Chesapeake Cupcakery! Or however you spell that;)

I thought it was such a fun package. . .but didn't taste as good as Georgetown Cupcakes. . .you will definitely have to go there soon!!

Hope you had a great week of work! You need to fill me in on your new job!