This year I have been participating in the Living Proof Ministries blog scripture memory verse challenge. Yikes- that was a mouthful :) Basically we are memorizing a scripture on the 1st and 15th of every month. I have never been very good at memorization. So, this challenge has really been something I've had to work at. Yet I'm finding myself so encouraged by these scriptures. The more I'm saying them, the more they become engraved on my heart. I have found myself in situations where all of a sudden one of my memorized scriptures pops in my head and immediately speaks to whatever I'm facing!
I was driving home tonight after doing my grocery shopping and this song came on the radio. I've actually heard it before but never had it touched my heart the way it did tonight.
I feel like I'm running on empty.
I feel like I am in a place in my walk with God where I just don't have anything left to give.
I am in need of some rest.
Kind of like in that famous Footprints Poem
I just have no strength left. I am at the end of myself.
There is hope for me yet
Because God won't forget
All the plans he's made for me
I'll have to wait and see...
He's not finished with me yet
Still wondering why I'm here
Still wrestling with my fears
But oh! He's up to something
And the father on I go
I've seen enough to know
That I'm not here for nothing
He's up to something
("Wait and See" By Brandon Heath)
I do realize that this is actually a good place to be.
I can even admit that maybe this place is where God has actually brought me.
It is just really hard to see that right now....I guess I'll have to wait and see...
This song immediately brought to mind this scripture. And so, it is the one I have chosen to memorize this time.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29: 11