I Want to be a Thirstaholic-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome to our WOW (words of wisdom and weapons of warfare) monthly series. There’s nothing that can get us through the desert storms of difficult times, the confusing circumstances and the times of sorrow like the words of wisdom found in His instructions and love letters to us. The more I read and the deeper I go into this amazing Book, the louder the truth that the Word is alive resonates in my soul. Grab your coffee and come on in so I can explain what I mean.

My husband and I are in the midst of a dry season right now mainly because we are sojourners without a home church, and yet the beautiful thing about this season is all that we are learning as we sojourn together. This month’s WOW is especially encouraging for us and it could be an answer for you if you feel or have ever felt alone, like you’re in a rut and wondering why He doesn’t pull you out, or you’re just plain depressed.

My heart is so full right now that I hope I can paint a verbal picture that captures it all. I am so blessed that He has led me to this scripture by reminding me of just a few words from it. It is like He whispered it during a quiet moment of ours while my mind loudly groaned for answers. It is another one that I’ve heard many times but have never fully understood until now. I love how He does that.

Follow me as we make our way somewhere very special that is actually in the midst of the desert of sadness, the hills of questioning and the desolate unfamiliar territory that seemingly stretches forever. It seems as if everywhere we look, we see the same thing: nothing, just earth and sky. The only sound we can hear is our panting that dissipates in the dry heat. Come on; we’re almost there. Are you thirsty yet?

Before we get to where we’re going, let’s talk about these dry seasons, these times when we wonder why we’re going through what we’re going through. What does your desert storm look like? Is it the desert of infertility? Is it financial struggles without any sign of reprieve? Is it a prodigal son or daughter? A troubled marriage?

I have a friend who is in the midst of a big desert storm of taking care of her elderly mom whose mind has suddenly been taken over by someone other than herself and she has gone from being semi self-sufficient to requiring 24-hour care. The biggest part of the problem is that the nursing facility where she was at released her with no help, and none to come for 45 days! 🙁 Now my friend is heavy-laden with having to care for her mom and overwhelmed herself right out of joy. She keeps telling herself it’s too much for her to bear; it’s just too much.

In some respects, she’s right; it is too much to bear, any burden that concerns us is too much to bear alone. The good news is we weren’t meant to bear a burden alone, but we don’t seem to remember that. All too often, we get caught up in life, and we forget to drink in His presence, provision and protection and thereby relinquish the heat of the storm. We forget that His plan is to prosper us, not to harm us, even in the midst of a storm.

It is through this latest desert storm that I am learning some truths that are quenching my own personal groaning for understanding and reprieve. I think one of the most important things I’m learning from our current desert storm is that it shouldn’t be perceived as something negative, or bad or harmful. In fact, if we allow the deep part in us, our soul, to cry out to the deep things of God — His presence, power and provision – then our groans of complaining will be replaced with a thirst quenched by understanding.

I’d better let you go for now, but please come back tomorrow and I’ll finish up with some beautiful things that He is showing/teaching us and then take you to an amazing place which will reveal our monthly WOW.

Thirstily,

Evinda

P.S. There will be no Blog Talk Radio show today, but be sure and join us next week for the continuation of our “Destination? Joyful!” show and understanding personality and all it has to do with relationships.

 

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3 Responses to “I Want to be a Thirstaholic-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

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