Tuesday, August 28, 2012

He is making all things new.

Can you believe the school year has started once again? I feel like Summer always flies by. BUT as much as i hate school and the craziness that always comes along with September, I'm always so ready for Fall. I don't know what it is about it. I love the way the air feels in fall. Not too cold, not too hot. And i love campfires, haunted houses, coffee, sweatshirts, dove season, fairs, and everything in between. Oh, even just mentioning all that puts me in the best mood. Until i remember that as of yesterday i am a senior in high school... Talk about unreal. High school has flown by, i seriously remember the first day of freshman year like it was yesterday. I don't feel like i should be making plans for what i am doing after graduation. And as exciting as it is... it scares the heck out of me. I think a lot of it has to do with my fear of change and new things. But recently i have found out that is not always such a bad thing.

"And He who was seated on the throne said "Behold, i am making all things new."
Revelations 21:5

That verse has spoke life into me this past week. Because, typically anything new scares me to death. I like sticking with the original, not changing, just comfortable. But PRAISE JESUS he is not like me. I am so thankful that God, the one sitting on the throne, makes me new. I am no longer bound by my sin and wrong doings. My slate has been wiped clean by the precious blood of the Son of God. So maybe new things aren't so bad? Maybe i should be more open to new things. Because i am so much better now that i have been made new. Not because of anything i have done but entirely because of what was done for me by my sweet Savior. Oh how he loves us. Blows my mind.

Another struggle i have been facing in my terrible impatience with everything. I always joke and say the only thing i inherited from my Daddy is his bad traits. (However, he really doesn't have very many of those.) Because i have his short fat hands, terrible allergies, and metabolism. But i definitely do not have his patience, he is the most patient man i know.  I on the other hand have ZERO patience. When i decide i want something or some kind of answer i want it NOW. I am working harder and harder so trust God's timing. I don't exactly know why i have such a hard time with that one because he always prevails. Never ever has He let me down, nor will He ever, and i know that. But my stubborn brain gets off track thinking about how i would like things to happen faster. So when i begin thinking like this i just stop, breathe, and read all my verses i have marked for this.

"But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:30

"I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry."
Psalm 40:1

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
Romans 12:12

"I wait foe the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word i hope. My soul waits for the LORD. More than watchmen for the morning..."
Psalm 30:5-6

So much encouragement is just barely five sentences. Only Jesus can put that kind of joy in your heart even at tough times. Wait on Him, because he always knows best. 

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