No Formula

There Is no formula for healing.

What I mean is there is nostep one, step 2, and step 3’ for getting back to normal when you’ve found yourself in a difficult situation.

I like to have control and do things that have a step-by-step process and have a set outcome. Maybe that’s why I’ve always enjoyed school: the set schedule and being given specific instructions on how to do an assignment.

But life is not like a science exam. Life is not reading a book, answering questions and then memorizing all of the important facts so you can ace the test.

Life is not like a drawing. Life is not making a grid on a picture and copying it exactly box-by-box,  erasing and re-drawing.

Life is not like a steady job. Life is not putting in 40 hours every week and receiving a pay cheque of the same amount every other Friday.

Whenever I find myself in a difficult situation my first instinct is to try and figure out how to fix it: “What can I do to end this difficulty?” “How can I make sure everything will be okay?” Lately I’ve been finding myself wishing I could make this situation all go away, or that I could just fast forward a few months so I can return to “normal.”

It’s frustrating for me to see a problem and try to fix it but then not get the results I was expecting. It’s hard when there isn’t exact steps to take to get better. Sometimes it feels like all I ever do is wait! I waited to see dr.s, I waited for tests, now to get better…I need to wait again. There are things I can do to get better, but there isn’t that step-by-step process that I like.

There is no formula.

BUT  there is  a God-a God who calls us to not only trust Him but also to rejoice in ALL circumstances! Wherever we are, whatever were struggling with, whatever we’re waiting for: if we just turn to Him, He can use us right where we are! He is calling us to a greater purpose and He will use whatever you have to offer! Any talents, any passion, any past experiences, even our brokenness and imperfections! He has a purpose for you that only you can fulfill!

Have confidence today because God has chosen you and called you! He will show you how He wants to use you. When you’re broken, feeling worthless, experiencing setbacks, or just worn, remember that God is working behind the scenes. He will take what the enemy has meant for harm and turn it around for your good!
Even though there is no formula we can continue moving forward by just taking life one day at a time because you are chosen! God is equipping you to overcome every obstacle in this life.

He’s chosen you!

“You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.” {John 15:16}
To be honest, I have never liked the saying, “time heals.” Because time alone doesn’t heal our hearts; God heals our hearts. But I believe He heals in His own timing–a timing that is best for His children because it teaches us perseverance and builds our faith (see James 1:2-4), and it ultimately draws us closer to Him.

I love this song by John Waller, called “While I’m Waiting.” It’s a beautiful, simple message reminding us to praise God while we wait.

“I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint
I’ll be running the race
Even while I wait

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it’s not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait

I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve you while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord”

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