Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Avoiding


I'm avoiding Him. Not some general time in the past but right now, even as I write. I have some questions burning in my heart, questions I am afraid He will answer. Questions that may mean change which I usually find uncomfortable. And I sit in a house gloriously quiet. So I am reading, commenting, listening, editing pictures, writing a post even if it is the second one in the same day...avoiding. The anxiety is building.  I need to stop, turn and face Him. But will I?
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12 comments:

marlece said...

when I am in a place like this guess what torchers me right into his presence again? Fasting, you start to listen real clearly again after a while. We can trust Him, oh how I know how scary this. Busyness always helps us to ignore, I'm with you!

Laura said...

I hear you, Joybird. I went through a difficult season with hopelessness last year and had some times of avoiding during that spell. He is waiting for you. And you know what? He'll come for you if it's too hard for you to go to Him. Love to you, sweet friend. Praying for the burning questions.

TK said...

love and prayers for you just now honey, Laura is right He is quietly waiting for you, He is not going anywhere, He will stand beside you through this season as well. I had a tough patch a while ago where I just couldn't get devotional or quiet...along came a couple of books for me to read and suddenly I realised my quiet with God could be in that form.....it worked, I didn't have to be sitting churning through scripture and not taking anything in properly, TK xx

Leslie said...

He loves you... and says to you, "Do not fear."

happygirl said...

I can relate so much to the avoiding of Him. I guess, right now, He knows I'm kind of mad at Him. And I know that He knows that I will come around and He is giving me the time to do it and not forcing Himself on me and getting all "I need you Happy Girl," "I can't live without you, Happy Girl." 'Cause I know that He knows I'm already His and I will come back.

tinuviel said...

Oh, can I relate. Friend, your Father is watching for you at the window, with the best robe at ready and a calf fattening in the pasture. There's no need to plan apologies; all we need do is go home.

May He woo you back with His song over you (Zeph 3:17).

journeytoepiphany said...

You will face Him...and He will lift your chin with his finger and meet your gaze with love in His eyes...and you'll wonder what took you so long.

"Ima" said...

I, too, have been here-avoiding, because of what He might say. So many things I might not want to hear and do. And all along, in my avoidance, I realize that He is still speaking to me-and I hear the faint whisper in the background. And sometimes, the quietness of our home is the best place to be to see Him. So will you turn to face Him? From what I have read on your blog-yes, you will, and He knows that, and He knows exactly when. And He waits patiently. So thankful for your honest heart, Joybird.

nic said...

hard stuff, isn't it? i do this too, though i'm rarely as frank about it. but i'm praying that you will choose to face him, even if the refining proves painful. he treasures you clear through.

lori said...

You will. And. I will, too. I feel just like that little girl in the pic, but I find God remarkably gentle everytime I know I deserve a different response :)

Tiffini said...

as I write I'm sure you have since held your arms up...you are not alone. I too - do this...avoid. He knows this about us and He continues to woo us and loves the heck out of us still. Praying a glorious weekend for you friend...and I love the picture to go with
xo

waiting4daybreak said...

Great blog, I am just lately getting better at trying to hear Him. Says something about my own fears, but I am becoming free... And that's my daughter on the pic!

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