Thursday, January 22, 2009


Today was day two of the migraine that had kept me at home and in bed... with curtains drawn. As I lay in bed with the blankets pulled over my head, a multitude of thoughts swirled through my head.

I thought of all the different tasks waiting for me at work... the things I should have been there doing. I thought about my house and the things that needed cleaning and straightening. From time to time, I could quiet my mind enough to sleep... and then I would wake up again to "chase rabbits" in my thoughts.

The thought "rose like a bubble" to the top and "popped"... about the blog I wrote yesterday... the one concerning the "disquietude" I felt in my heart and in my spirit concerning the current affairs of our country... and the impact the recent election could have on our future.

It was then that I realized that I was looking at the situation in the "natural". I wasn't looking at the condition of our country through eyes that recognized that God is in control. I wasn't looking through "eyes of faith".

Nothing has happened that caught God unaware. Nothing took Him by surprise. The Lord knew what would be going on today before the United States was even formed into a country... and long before that.

That doesn't mean that life in this country won't be different from what we have known in the past. That doesn't mean that we won't have to make adjustments in our lives that we have never imagined. It does mean we have an intercessor who is always in the presence of God, interceding for us.

No matter how bleak things may look... no matter what we hear on the news or read on the internet... we have to remember that our God does indeed have a plan for us... remember that He alone is in control... and remember He is our Hope for the Future.

If God is FOR us... who can be against us.


Special K said...

Amen and amen! What a great 'thought bubble'! :) So glad it 'popped' and you shared the blessing with us! :)

Lisa said...

Mary Lou, it is so nice to meet you. I had a migraine on New year's eve this last year and ohhh, I feel your pain.
I am also encouraged by your post because I am disenchanted with our current state of affairs in our country and my heart hurts for the Lord....but like you said nothing happened that was not in His plan so I am comforted knowing He is coming soon and He is in control of my little part in this world. So nice to have met you and looking forward to knowing you better. God Bless You.

Barbara said...

Dear friend, is your medicine not working? I am so sorry that you feel so bad. I hope by now it's better. As with most things we cannot control, I have turned the world situation over to God. He is going to handle it. I believe that. Our favorite scripture promises us that very thing.

Lisa said...

How is the migraine doin'?