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Length of Days - Search for Freedom

Monday, August 1, 2011


Wow! A few days ago, I thought, if there were any more demands on my time and energy, I would explode! Duct tape around the head to catch the pieces suddenly sounded reasonable!

Isn’t it amazing how God allows us to walk through the desert before we get to the deep well? While I was going through the thrilling, exciting, and time-demanding tasks involved in getting my new novel launched, three randomly selected, unrelated needs and time-consuming necessities were placed on me, each with a deadline similar to the other. I was so concerned about getting it all right, I found myself holding my breath a great deal of the time. It was overwhelming at first, with so little time to complete the jobs. God helped me to focus on one task at a time until each was accomplished. But, that’s not the best part.

God is so good. While completing the tasks, he wrapped me in a peace that could only come from him. If I did everything right, it was his work of clarity in my overstimulate thoughts. If I made a mistake that was okay too. Since God was with me through it all, there could be no greater blessing! Right or wrong was not the end point. God stood at the portal to fear or accomplishment, and he chose to reveal his love and peace to me. Nothing else could top that! Nothing else mattered. Let us pray:

“Father God, giver of peace and rest, we praise your holy name. We ask that you stay with us through each moment of each day. With you by our side, Heaven can surely be experienced on earth where cooling waters flow through the hot deserts of our lives. For this day, Father, we ask not for our goals to be met, but that your purposes may be fulfilled in our lives. Precious, loving God, how much you long to give us your peace and joy, but we are convinced that we know what is best for us. Thank you for those brief moments in our lives when we feel your loving, calming arms around us and we know, we truly know, that all is well and you are the God of our lives. We ask you to stretch those moments to cover every breath we take. Forgive us when we worry and doubt your ability to work in our lives. How very silly we are. How can we ever expect to be of service to you, if we cannot trust you to be God of our lives? We love you Lord and want only to serve you. In the name of your dear son, our Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.


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