Unrest

How do you find Whitespace? How do you spend time with God and experience spiritual rest? 

This is the topic Bonnie gave for the Faith Jam today. She also says to keep it real and today I’m going to do just that. Probably more so than usual.

I think there have been enough how tos written about spending time with God. No one needs for me to rehash any of it here.

These past week’s have been a bit difficult. As I wrote about here I have a couple of very dear friends who are close to my heart. If either one of them are hurting my intuition goes into overdrive and I hurt for them. Even without talking to them or knowing what is going on that sense that they are hurting shows up. Sometimes desperately through tears and questions. While their struggles are not mine to share let’s just say that God has had me on my knees praying for these two friends like never before.

My spirit has not been at rest. And here’s the thing.

I’m not sure it’s supposed to be right now.

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11

I fully trust that God is at work in these situations. But I’m not sure I’m supposed to be at rest.

I believe there are times when God let’s you experience unrest for a purpose. For you to grow in your faith. To draw you closer to Him. To pray without ceasing for a friend. To cause you to take a step of faith. For whatever reasons we may never know or understand I am coming to believe there is a purpose for the unrest.

We have the choice to allow anxiety to take over during these times or we can choose to find peace in trusting He is in control in spite of our unrest.

Do you ever think He gives us seasons of unrest for a reason?


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