Monday, October 22, 2012

God Saw This Coming

This month hasn't exactly been awesome in any way, according to my limited way of thinking. Still, after much groaning, cursing (I confess...teehee), muttering, screaming, and finally some quiet moments with God, I have my reminder. 

God saw this coming, and the same God who pays enough attention to number hairs and give us unique fingerprints must have a plan. 

For me, that plan included lying flat on my sister's bed in the dark and allowing water to squeeze past my eyelids. (Quite the aversion to crying here.) It included getting some much-needed rest and going back to the beginning--Him. In all the busyness and insanity of the past two or so weeks, I've barely had my quiet time with God. I'm not one of those people who can function otherwise. I need Jesus time to be patient and not roll my eyes ... I'm just not that nice all by myself.

I don't know what works for you, but maybe we need to step back for a moment and refocus. Maybe we need to deliberately call to mind the mercies and faithfulness of God. Maybe, before we can take the stories we're writing any further, we need to look back on the stories of our lives and see how God has brought us through worse conflicts than we can ever pen. Maybe we just need to remember. To remember God. To remember the arms that hold us in every season. 

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:24, 25)

Blessings and love, 


Guest Blogger Bio: 

Lori-Ann Whyte, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers

The youngest of six girls from a Jamaican home with parents who bought books instead of toys, Lori prefers reading to all other forms of entertainment. 

She has finally worked her way around to calling herself a writer, and has developed a deep passion for the art form. A proud weirdo, with a four-year-old for a best friend, Lori hopes to grow up one day. 

God seems to be leading the conspiracy to accomplish just that.


Christina said...

Lori, thank you for such a reminder. The past several months have been a roller coaster and I'm constantly calling out to the Lord. My phrase has been, His ways are higher than my own.

Over the last week I've seen several scriptures about God's mercy being his own. This last week has also been very bittersweet.

There are days when I have complete peace, others, much like today, when all I want to do is cry. I do not want to be on this emotional roller coaster. I want to rest peacefully knowing my God has it all in his hand.

tickmenot said...


What a wonderful Bible verse. I try to remember that myself.

Many blessings!

karenk said...

You have such a beautiful smile :)
Thanks for the chance to read your book.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

cjajsmommy said...

Lori, I think way too many of us can relate to what you wrote. I've got my own situation right now that brings sadness to my heart but your reminder, "God saw this coming," is JUST what I needed to hear today. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Teela said...

Lori, thank you for sharing your heart. I believe in being a transparent Christian. Of course, that gets me into trouble sometimes and many of my "so called friends" have stabbed me in the back. So, I think it is very cool to have a 4 year old as your best friend. That keeps it "REAL" sistah!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for a chance to win Lori's book.
Maxie ( )

ann said...

Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book, my sister in law will love this book. - after I read it of course LOL

Lori said...

Thank you all for your kind words. God is truly faithful. :)

By the way, I haven't published a book yet, but I'm sure the giveaway will be from a wonderful author.


Sharon A. Lavy said...

Oops! This post was supposed to go on another blog. Sorry Lori. When Lori has a book published we will have her back on this blog again.

Lori said...

No problem. Lol.

I enjoyed reading the comments. You guys are so sweet. :D

Lori said...

No problem. Lol.

I enjoyed reading the comments. You guys are so sweet. :D

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