Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lord, Why?

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9, NKJV)
"You're not going to get to attend the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Your surgery to have your wisdom teeth removed has been postponed. You're not going to get to attend the retreat because of that." These are the things that have come at me in the last few months. And today, I have to ask, "Lord, why?" I have to wonder what He's doing. In my human mind, I can't see the big picture. All I see are the things that aren't to be at this time. But, as I fight the feelings of discouragement, depression and defeat, I know there's a purpose in it all. I know that there are things to be done. As a friend shared, "I need to get away with God, not with people." Are you at that stage in life? What has you questioning. Is the old saying, when it rains , it pours ringing true right now for you? Ladies, I encourage you to get away with God. It's not wrong to question Him. He can take it...I promise.
Father, I ask You to be with my readers. Whatever their "Lord why" is in life show them that you're there and haven't forgotten. Most of all Lord, I ask You to show them that You still have a purpose in the chaos. In Jesus Name, Amen.


  1. Excellent Jamie! Welcome back! I love your friend's advice. As a friend shared, "I need to get away with God, not with people." Blessings!

  2. You have to get away with God, not with people. What a great words. Thanks for that thought today, Jamie.

  3. This is exactly the message I needed today. Thank you, Jamie.

  4. Its so true Jamie. The Lord longs for us to be with Him...to get so still we can hear Him singing over us...Zephaniah 3:17...then our time with others is twice blessed! Hugs to you sweet friend!

  5. I'm so glad to see "encouraging women" in my inbox! Yay God! Yay Jamie! What sound advice you received. The Lord loves when we stop our busyness and sit with Him awhile. Praying He ministers to your sweet spirit. Love you Jamie girl.