Returning

“Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited His people in giving them bread.” Ruth 1:6

Things can be going along so well that I don’t even notice I have moved away from God.

Lord, I long to return to You daily / hourly / moment by moment. For You alone have what I need to survive. And here’s a simple poem . . .

He Visits Us

Floating in His peace
blessed – just so blessed

how did we end up here today
in such an inner mess?

Oh let us return to You, Lord
over and over again

to the land of Your sustenance
where You visit us with bread.

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13 Comments

  1. Debbie, you have put into words something we can ALL relate to. All too often, I am pulled up with a jolt: what on earth am I doing? Why did I run ahead on my own without first seeking the Lord’s direction? When will I ever learn? I should have learned by now!

    Oh the joy of those wide open arms and that tender compassion as I return to my loving Father. He understands. He forgives. He takes my hand and leads me.

  2. What a confirmation! I was hoping to catch up on reading all of the posts here at your blog and at the blogs of my friends…Linda Kruchske, Linda (from shoes for animaginary life, Ann’s blog, and bended spoon’s), this past weekend but sat doing algebra problems instead. Then my daughter became ill and we spent Sunday morning atthe hospital emergency room.She has started experiencing the same type of panic attacks about thesame issues that I suffered fromboth last year and this past spring. Please remember her in prayer.She is a full-time college student, but only 17 years old and she has to go to school today.

    Last night she sharedthat she felt guit because shehad not been praying as much lately, and I read Isaiah 55 to her. It says te same thing as this post of yours!

    Love,
    Theresa

  3. @Theresa, I’m a Christian and wife of a pastor. I also live with PTSD and anxiety; I’m also a survivor of issues regarding my childhood, abuse. I pray daily about my situation, but I also see a Christian counselor and take a mild anti-anxiety med, which I can opt to take before going into stressful situations.

    I believe God created doctors to help us as well. Sometimes, they are even angels. I hope you find this option open to you and especially your daughter, as my daughter has the same thing, and being 17 and in the college atmosphere carries so many pressures. Just a thought, and I hope it is received in love.

    Amy

  4. I have been participating in an Islam/Christian dialogue group. When the Muslim women spoke of praying five times a day, I realized, what a different world we would have if Christians, and Jews, and everyone, stopped five times a day to consciously connect with God, to seriously reach out in gratitude. Mindfulness. Your poem speaks to this, Deb, and I really love it. Thanks, Amy

  5. This just happened to me, mentor Angela. Everything was going so good . . .then not so good. argh. I love that we can know what to do, always! Go to Him. Ask Him. Let Him show us what went wrong.
    God bless you as He takes your hand in His each day!

  6. Sweet woman of the Word . . .praying with you for your darling daughter, and for you. Stress and anxiety is something that He is working on in my life too. Praying that He hold you both close today and that you both feel Him with you.
    God bless you and keep you, comfort you and give you peace and strength for each moment of the day. You are His. Also asking Him to give you insight, wisdom and help with Algebra. I would fail!

  7. I’m so glad that you shared about that, Amy! I have thought about that too. God bless you and all the ways you help us turn to Him! And thank you for sharing above, what has helped you, with Theresa! 🙂
    love and prayers for your day!

  8. Thank you so much Amy. I went on medicine back in the spring, and it has really helped. She is going to see the doctor this Wednesday. We are hoping he will put her on something that will help her. I also suggested counseling. Thanks again.

    Love,
    Theresa

  9. Thank you so much Deb. I can’t wait to catch up on your posts!

    Love,
    Theresa

  10. Deb, I am so impressed by how consistenly you work your way through the Bible for this blog. Being someone who is not very methodical and disciplined about most things, I am blessed to see how consistency in your life allows you to keep Christ at the center of it all. Keep up the great work to His glory. Peace, Linda

  11. God bless you, Linda, for seeing a consistency and discipline in this. I hadn’t really thought of that, but it adds another layer of what He is doing. 🙂 This is how I have been going through His word anyway. Blogging it kind of holds me accountable for waiting on Him to show me something from what I’ve read. Otherwise I would just go on and not take the time I need to in His word. Praying for the week ahead of you and all that He calls you to!

  12. Hi Debbie,

    Jesus is always there with arms wide open to receive me unto Himself, but it is I who becomes slack in running into His wide open arms, as often as I should! Thank you for this reminder to press into His presence, ” daily / hourly / moment by moment.”

    May the Lord continue to richly bless you, as you strive to stay, continually in His presence!

    Paulette

  13. I love that He is always there with arms wide open. Now, just to run there! God bless you, dear Paulette, as you rest in Him today!


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