Not Right Now

Last fall, I was part of an incredibly bible study by Priscilla Shirer.  I have never been a part of women’s bible study and was thrilled with the opportunity arrived for me to be a part of one.  The study we were doing was Jonah and like all of you I’m sure, we all know the story of Jonah, but I was excited to really get into studying it and learning how I can apply it to my life.

The biggest thing I took from the study was “interruption” vs “divine intervention”.  We think of interruption as negative, that it doesn’t fit in our plans.  But divine intervention comes from God and although it feels much the same, the purpose is different.   There have been many interventions in my life, but I am working on changing my perspective that it is in face divine intervention – much easier said that done.  I am struggling with this daily.

During the time we were studying, I was challenged of how much in a time of need, in a time of struggle, I don’t think we really know how to care for each other.  I am guilty of this.  I have been thinking of a blog post regarding this for a long time, but struggled to put words to it.  Until now.

Well, they aren’t my words, but the words resound with me.  I came across this amazing song by Jason Gray a few weeks ago and it has ministered to my heart, helped me to be ok with my struggle, to know that right now I don’t feel ok, but one day I know it will be.

Take the time to listen, it gives an amazing word picture of things we say/do that may not be the best in a time of someones struggle.  Be gracious, loving and caring.  Lets not tell each other we have to be ok right now, because we need time. Lets be loving to one another, truly walk together in the trenches, not stand from the side and say we will walk once you climb out.

There have been a few people who have shown me what this looks like, what it means to “get dirty” when someone is struggling, when I have been struggling. And to those special people, I thank-you.  You are showing me, what Christ’s love is really like.

Here is the song:  Not Right Now – Jason Gray 

And if you have time, read his blog post by him about the story behind the song. You can find it here.

I know one day, I will be ok. But not right now.

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