Oh Taste & See

MOHL2-16So Valentines Day has come & gone. Winter is still very much here, seemingly to stay … but God’s promises are yes & amen! Spring always follows winter {Genesis 8:22} He will grant us the desires of our hearts {Psalm 37:4}. 

As we look with great hope towards the near & far future, I know at least for me it’s easy to forget all that the Lord has done. Great & small. In our lives & in the lives surrounding us. I think this is part of the “secret” to joyful contentment. Trust me when I say I do not have it figured out.

Recounting the many moments of God’s sovereignty, answered prayers, mighty provision even in the eleventh hour … entrusting our present cares & burdens to His all-mighty hand takes faith, yes. But look back at the times when you have tasted & seen in those many moments, where God provided!

God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. When I find myself particularly anxious about an upcoming change, or decision-or a blank page, “What on earth am I to do now?” I write down & physically make my requests known to God. I slip these lined pieces of paper hastily scribbled on into my Bible near verses underlined in pink, notes in the margins. So when I open my Bible, the burdens laying on my heart, I can see them written out-but also see God’s promises right beside them.

Even after the Lord comes through-which He always does, sisters! I leave those prayer requests in my Bible & if I remember, I jot down how, specifically, God answered those prayers. Last month I went on a young adult’s retreat with a great, long time friend. And I brought some burdens with me. Anxiety about my job & a temporary increase in hours I was anxious about keeping up with. I just didn’t know what to do; it is my job. How could I tactfully go to my office manager & present my concerns about some days I’d be working more, that would be 10+ hour days?

On that retreat, I wrote two full pages about my worry & anxiety about work. About my pain level {from my hip disabilityduring the 2-4 weeks I’d be needed to work more hours. I stuck that prayer request in Isaiah 43: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you…Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes I have made him. Is. 43:1-2&7

Just last week, suffice it enough to say God blew my mind at my office manager’s response to my question about the hours I’d be working. As always, my Father God embraced me & whispered, You worried for nothing, My girl. 

This month’s Scripture here at MOHL is Psalm 34:

I will bless the Lord at all times;

His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;

The humble shall hear of it & be glad.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

And let us exalt His name together…

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Meghan About Meghan

I am a twenty year-old proud homeschool graduate, & aspiring author of inspirational historical fiction. My days are colored with the crazy, lovely, laughable, lessons-learned, & lovable between my awesome family, full time "day job" of medical receptionist that pays the bills...but most of all, my days are painted in grace unending, vast & free. This season of life where I'm at--I don't have a clue! But I am above all striving to live a life pleasing to my Sovereign Father God. Resting in His will, yet holding on tightly to His hand & daring to move on His path set before me.

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