It’s Gonna Be OK

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord.  For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”  ~Jeremiah 17:7-8

I’ve been following 31 days of promises and truths at Cat Moore‘s blog, and I highly recommend it.  Even if things are all hunkey-monkey for you right now, bookmark it for when things aren’t.  Things are not hunkey-monkey around here right now, and Michael and I tell each other at least a dozen times a day, “It’s gonna be OK.”  And I’m trying to be strong enough in my faith to really believe that everything’s going to be OK.

But I’m in a new position.  For the first time in my life, I can’t make it OK.  I’ve always been the person who made everything OK.  “I’ll take care of that.”  “Don’t worry, I can fix it.”  That was what I loved about being a nurse – looking a patient or a family member in the eye and saying, “This is going to be OK.” and then working my ass off to make it OK.  So I’m learning something new.  I’m learning to just trust that everything will be OK and let go of the worry.  Of course if this were a class I’d have about a D- right now, but I’m trying.

What’s going on with you this week?  What are learning?  Spiritually?  Drop by Saint and Scripture Sunday and  Spiritual Sundays and share.
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14 thoughts on “It’s Gonna Be OK”

  1. I appreciate your honesty in heart felt sharing of where you are right now. Hop on over behind the gate and see what the Lord is speaking to me this week. It is about staying in there, getting in there, and not giving into my desire to just retreat from the world. BTW, I am a nurse as well!

  2. Intrigued by the 31 Days blog…have to go check it out now. Praying for you that everything will be very okay, and very soon.

    Found you @ Spiritual Sundays (I’m #60!)

  3. Oh, girl. I saw this post in my reader and sighed —- because I know how Type A we BOTH are. We’ve always taken care of things for SO long, it seems innate for us to always continue on that path we’re so comfortable on.

    Clicking over to Cat’s blog …. I’m truly amazed at how many, many times in Scripture God tells us to LET.IT.GO. When we can’t see any other way out, that’s when we turn to Him. I’m fairly certain that He wants us to rely on Him LONG before we get to that point.

    No other words for you — just know that I’m in the same boat, different river. Love you!

  4. I am so with you on this one, woman. I’ve always been the one to “take care of it.” Because I could. I could fix it. Now, I can’t. And I struggle with that. Not so much control-wise, although to be completely frank, that IS part of it, but because I LIKE fixing it. I LIKE taking care of people and problems. If I can make someone’s life easier or better, I want to. And when I can’t, it hurts. I love your blog. Thanks for the honesty!

    1. Exactly! I knew you would “get” this one. I do miss the joy I got from helping people and fixing problems. But I believe you and I are both moving in the right direction – finding the joy in what we CAN do rather than mourning what we CAN’T.

  5. You just nailed me with this. I’m a fixer and when I can’t fix things I get all agitated and ugly. Parts of me feel like I’ve been like that for about two years. I wish I could be serene, but I’m not sure that’s in my DNA.

  6. I stopped using the phrase “Everything is gonna be OK”. When the economy began to go down I realized that OK may not be what God wants.

    We need to be challenged to give it our all. Change is the catalyst to keep us walking on the path God wants.

    So now I say “things change and Thank God he provides us the adaptability to roll with those changes”.

  7. Things aren’t ok around here either. The hardest thing for me is having faith although I can’t see the outcome. I know that with God all things are possible, but my human mind still struggles with what I don’t know. I’d probably have a “d” too, but the point is.. we are trying. I think that pleases Him.

  8. Your term hunkey monkey made me smile. I’ve only heard hunkey dorey. I guess monkey has taken over dorey. LOL
    It’s hard to not be able to fix everything especially when you’re used to doing just that. Perhaps God wants you to rely on His fixing things. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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