June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Jul 8, 2010

God Knows

"You never did tell me why you made that decision," he said quietly, completely out of the blue. I stared at him in disbelief. Was I hearing correctly? The decision he was talking about wasn't something new, in fact it was quite a while back. Why bring it up now?

For just a moment the old anger, hurt and resentment rose up inside. The reasons and explanation regarding my decision had all been explained, discussed, dissected and discarded by others as trivial, including him. Did I want to even try to explain again? Yet, I wanted to be understood. I wanted to know that somebody saw my side. I wanted validation that my decision was the right one.

"The innate desire to defend myself battled fiercely with the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking softly to my heart.

"Be still, the battle is not yours."

Read the rest of my post in the latest issue of Sanctified Together.


Faith Imagined said...

Your words always bless me! Thank you so much for being part of Sanctified Together!

Denise said...


Warren Baldwin said...

Linked and read. Very good article!

LisaShaw said...

Oh so true my friend! The battle is not ours it's the LORD's and HE takes good/great care of us!!!

Bless you as you share your heart and live your life in Christ!

Love and blessings!

Teresa said...

Beautiful reminder that our God is our Defender! He defends like we could never imagine or strategize! It is great writing along side you via Sanctified Together! You are lovely!

Anonymous said...

I have discovered that when my husband, who is so wonderful, hurts my heart, that all I have to do is give it to God, saying that "You know the situation. Please open his eyes." Amazingly, while God is opening my husband's eyes, He opens mine, too. It took me a long time to learn that lesson, but it has been the absolute best lesson ever. Letting God fight the battles and learning when to step back giving God the battlefield creates peace and wholeness! Thanks for such an important message!

Joan Davis said...

I don't think my first comment posted...so I'll do it again =)

So often I try to explain/defend/justify my reasoning, but you are right! The battle is not mine, it is the Lord's! Thanks for the encouragement. I also love what you wrote at the end of your post: "The true measure of a woman shows when she allows God's peace to fill her heart even in the midst of difficult situations. It shines forth in her trust and confidence in God." I pray that as I submit to God and allow His peace to fill my heart, other's will see and want to know the source of that peace!!

Living for Him, Joan

LisaShaw said...

Stopping in to see how you are doing Sis! I pray all is well!

Love and blessings!

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God Bless!

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