That’s where I’ve been lately. Struggling against my own heart desires. Wanting to want what God has for me. Yet wrestling to find desire for the difficult.
But He’s been so tender. He’s proven again and again that He remembers my humanity. He doesn’t push His children around demanding we “straighten up and smile.” He knows we can’t see past today. And He’s kind.
Maybe you’ve been there. Or are there. Wanting, but not wanting, what God has for you today. My biggest piece of advice to us in the midst of that heart struggle? One by one, take the feelings to Him.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Feelings aren’t wrong, but they aren’t always reliable. They’re a gauge, not necessarily a map for our tomorrow. So when we struggle to want what God has for us, take those feelings to Him. And then wash them with truths of His character.
He hasn’t forgotten you or me. He has a plan. And His plans are for our good…and for His great glory. They often include the beautiful painful. But His loving kindness never ever runs dry.
Fill me, Lord…
Have you ever been there? Wanting but not wanting what God has?
How do you move forward through the difficult?