Coming undone- not the new normal

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By Dave Henning / September 5, 2012

Ruth Graham explains the difference between needing comfort and becoming undone in Chapter 4 of Fear Not Tomorrow.  When we feel undone, we experience a loss of control over ourselves and/or our situation.  Relief from our circumstances is elusive.  Nothing or no one is of any comfort to us.  Ruth explains:

“You feel alone and desperate.  You can’t see what’s ahead, nor can you reach back for what’s behind you.  You are at a complete loss.  You’re exhausted physically, emotionally, and spiritually. . . . You have none of your own resources left.  The problem has taken over, and you can’t focus on the Lord.  He’s out of focus; everything’s out of focus.  All you know is the problem.  And it’s overwhelming.”

Undone is not the place where God wants us to stay, but Satan certainly wants us to set up camp there.  Satan wants us to believe that undone is the new normal.  Ruth adds that it’s in such moments of utter despair that we have the opportunity to know the deep comfort of God.

“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.  Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”- Isaiah 51:3

 

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  • That is incredible!, very where you turn the catchphrase for today id “the new normal”, although true, it’s also troubleing to admit. For some, insecurity, tunnel vision, anxiety, and uncertainty seem to want to dictate our lives. Satan is laughing, at us. Here we have the “new norm” , high unemployment, loss of income, war and death all around us, and those are just the beginning “norms” in our world today. We have to admit “life is scary!”, and if we allow ourselves to be overcome by these negative feelings, and, I’m no different, then we panic. But the Father says to each of us who struugle with our own inner turmoils, “listen to me, didn’t I tell you that I’d never abandon you?”. This happened just recently to me, and I had to quietly respond by saying “yes Sir”. In all this craziness, let’s try to calm down, take a deep breath and wait on Him….listen…..did you hear that? …….it’s theFather .


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