Sunday, March 14, 2010

In Which The Lord Takes Me To the Woodshed

An acquaintance of mine just got engaged this weekend.  I was quickly skimming her engagement story, and starting to get pretty sad, and was just about to come write a real emo post about how I need to quit reading engagement stories because they make me feel discontented with what God has given me, blah blah blah.  But just for the heck of it I went to Tim Challies' blog, and what should appear but this post which links to this prayer which is all about desiring just one thing -- to see the beauty of our God.  Ouch.  OK, Lord, I read you loud and clear.

"I will shout on that Day what I sometimes only half-heartedly whisper in this day, 'My God has done all things well!'"


your mom said...

Isn't it interesting how often God exposes us to situations where He has a chance to refine our character to be more like His, until we finally get it, and He can move on to another rough edge. Pruning is never painless, but always results in more beauty.

Laura said...

Yeah, it's the "moving on to another rough edge" bit that I have a hard time with... aren't I smooth ENOUGH already, Lord? ;)