There are seasons in our lives when it seems the world is caving in around us.  There are days where anything that can go wrong, does.  There are moments we are sure that one more blow is going to take us completely out.

So, we begin unraveling.

Piece by piece.  Thread by thread. 

Until, we hit our knees.  And, the tears begin to flow.

I have those moments, too.  Just like you.

And, then the thought of throwing my hands in the air and surrendering it all to God just seems too easy.  Sometimes, it’s my pride that gets in the way.  Because, if I surrender my feelings, my day, my season to Him, then, I have nothing left to hold onto that says, “I am stressed.”

“I can’t do this anymore.”

“I have had all I can take.”

Whoever said God will not give you more than you can handle was wrong.  Way wrong.

He will. 

Because, He wants you to need Him.  He wants you to depend on His strength.  That’s why Paul says he was thankful when he was weakest, because, that’s when God was strongest. 

Tonight, I began unraveling.  So, I let go of my pride.  I let go of my stubbornness to hold onto something that really doesn’t belong to me. 

I threw my hands up in the air.  And, I told Him, “God, this day is Yours.  This season is Yours.  I can’t do this without you. ” 

And, He took it from me.

Perhaps, you are unraveling, too.

Surrender.  Let Him into your mess.  Call out to Him.  And, know that His power works best in your weakness. 

He will not fail you.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  2 Corinthians 12:9


Filed under God Stuff, life, Spiritual Journey

7 responses to “Unraveling.

  1. Peggy

    Absolutely awesome, Dusty. Thanks for sharing so transparently.

  2. I have many days where I just say “I need help!!” It is sometimes hard to believe I have made it through all that I have but I know I have a big help and I am grateful for that everyday.

  3. Dusty, that was such a great reminder, and so true! Sometimes lately I have felt the same way and I do know He does strengthen me too! I couldn’t do it without Him. I know this woman I am and I know He has to be helping me!! Thank you again for confirming that through your blog! Love you, mean it! : )) There you go Pastor Will! (Smirk)

  4. Mom

    You truly amaze me beautiful girl….I am so proud to be your Mom…. I am so excited to see what God is doing in your life…Everything is all in His timing… Trust Him, lean not to your understanding… He that has began the work in you is faithful to complete it…Just wait, watch and see what He has instore for you! I love you to the moon, sun, stars and back~

  5. Oh wow. Reading my mail again, aren’t you my friend? See, I tossed my hands up in the air about four months ago in a basement in Fayetteville. When my whole world had seemed to cave into itself and I was alone, with no “stuff” that was really mine save a couple of cats and a neurotic dog. And since then, He has been my focus. My reason for getting up each day and putting one foot in front of the other. I am grateful for the godly wisdom and counsel that has been uttered, at just the right time, in this season of uncertainty. Because I know this much to be absolutely true – He is certain.

  6. Cynthia (Jackson) Copeland c/o '92

    Dusty, I was looking through FB this morning and saw your post. I know it was God leading me to click on the link and read this in it’s entirety. The last few days I have been feeling down and discouraged and I too had a moment of “unraveling”. I just want to say thank you for your words of encouragement and for sharing the message of God’s love for us. This reassured what I’ve always known but sometimes fail to do….Surrender! I know that if I only put my trust in Him and allow Him full control over my life that things will work out for my good. Thanks again and may God continue to use you to spread His good news!!

  7. Susan B. Elliott

    Wow…I needed that one Dusty! With school, work, Katie who is a WHOLE lot like Ms. Anna Takle and all that goes with her, I’ve been unraveling quite a bit lately. Thanks for the reminder that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and that wow…when I’m stretched my thinnest, He’s at his best. Awesome how God uses you so often to be the kick in the pants that I need. Love you!

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