Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Riding Rollercoasters


I was trying to think of an analogy that would describe my life recently.

Roller-coasters.

I began to say to people that I need to get off this roller-coaster that I am on - this vicious cycle which is not improving. I didn't know that getting off that roller-coaster would mean getting on another.

This is definitely different. The twists, the sudden drops, the fast turn arounds all very different from what I was used to. With my old roller-coaster, it was familiar. Still difficult, still painful to go through, but I had become so accustomed to the ride that I could have provided commentary in route.

The new one is a total surprise to me. I took a look at it before I got on, and am vaguely aware of some of the challenges and turns in it, but it's still taking my breath away.

Our leadership is now listening and taking action. Those actions are not going to be easy for us, but I believe they are done in wisdom and love and I hope for God's working. It is just difficult, and I am struggling. What is needed is what I said was needed to clear out the river - repentance.

We can pray for that. And for the ability to endure the ups and downs of my right now.

4 comments:

CA RN to Honduras Missionary said...

Yes, it may be a roller coaster, but they do have beginnings and endings! Keep on track!

My Place of Peace said...

Hang tight, girl! He's at your side!

Becky Aguirre said...

roller coaster is a good way to describe it! thank goodness God is at the controls...

Alan & Beth McManus said...

You are definitely bathed in prayer from this end!

I'm reading this Christian Fiction book and today I came across this part that made me think of you. The main character says, "If I ask Christ to become a part of my everyday life, my problems aren't going to just magically disappear, are they?" To which the answer comes, "I'm afraid not . . . the question is: do you want to face the evils of this world alone or with Christ's help?"

When she counters with, "But what if I don't always feel it?" The response is that God doesn't change. He's always here, always helping, always loving even when we don't feel Him.

He's here with you. In fact, you're sitting in His lap on this ride. While it's scary. You won't fall off. He's keeping you safe.