Rotisserie Night

“Though the cherry trees don’t blossom and the strawberries don’t ripen, Though the apples are worm-eaten and the wheat fields stunted, Though the sheep pens are sheepless and the cattle barns empty, I’m singing joyful praise to GOD. I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God. Counting on GOD ’s Rule to prevail, I take heart and gain strength. I run like a deer. I feel like I’m king of the mountain! (For congregational use, with a full orchestra.)”
‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭3:17-19‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/hab.3.17-19.msg

Last night after a very intense emotional conversation I could not sleep. Usually I lay my head on my pillow and its lights out. I understand my mind was processing a lot and healing was seeping in but I needed to be up early this morning. So I threw on some worship music and fell asleep as though it were a lullaby straight from heaven.

In those moments before I finally found rest I felt like a rotisserie chicken being turned over and over and over again. Thoughts just kept me from rest. Thoughts about nothing really; just thoughts. It was like I was in a battle between good and evil, but almost as if Jesus was capturing my thoughts before they could have any affect on me.

With all of this house remodel and feeling abandoned at times I have to remind myself of who my Daddy is. He promises to never leave me or forsake me. I took a drive this morning to clear my head as I arrived at the shores of Lake Michigan I noticed the waters were like glass. No movement. Such a beautiful representation of stillness.

Imagine my surprise when I shut my car off and I could hear the wind. I was rather perplexed at first but then this beautiful picture came to mind. This picture of how a storm can come in and toss us to and fro but if we trust Jesus through it all, even tho wind is raging, we are still and serne in the midst of it.

While I was sitting there, a car pulled up in a parking spot across from me with their music blaring. I was unhappy with the distruption at first with the overly loud music with offensive words. Rather bothered actually. Then I hear the most beautiful thing. “When someone leaves your life its not over. It’s just an end of a chapter….”

It was as if God pulled up in that car and took over the radio!!! It was a motivational speaker speaking life. It was exactly what I needed to hear in this moment of time. My life is not over. It was just a bad chapter. Get your perspective right. Look for the good. Breathe. Stop letting people define your life. Get around people who see the greatness of God in you.
What a moment of peace returning to me!

One last tidbit. Enough is enough. No turning back. Move forward. Life is too short to live defeated. As I drove by a sign today it read,
“Something new is coning!”

I choose to believe that today!!




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