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So in this current set of circumstances I read the following verse this morning that spoke to my heart:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)
I want joy, peace, and hope. I know from experience that it's not something I can manufacture. I remembered anew as I read these lines that only the Holy Spirit can produce joy, peace and hope in my life. Saw anew that the key is trust in God.
There's a line in The Cure that I read not long ago: "Where you are right now is the perfect place for you, or the God of all goodness and power would not allow you to be there".
So I'm here. I'm seeking by His power in me to trust Him. I'm trying to every day have an attitude that is open to how God would want me to reach out to the people with whom I work and the patients who it's our job to care for. Because of this change in my perspective I'm finding little things each day to bring me satisfaction and joy: When two officers commented on how happy I always seen at work and I could tell them that God is good, when a patient thanks me for caring and helping him, when this new boss looks at me in an odd way and comments on how she just doesn't understand why I'm so nice.
Bill Thrall makes the statement that the process of destiny is humility, submission, obedience, and suffering. So obviously my current situation puts me in a great place to be part of that process.