I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again [Jesus]. You promised, remember? When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word. Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. I choose the true road to Somewhere, I post your road signs at every curve and corner. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; God, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how. Psalm 119:25-32 The Message Bible
Today the mailman delivered a letter and a check to cover travel expenses for our recent trip east.
The tone was loving and positive… but it sounds as though the church we visited a couple of weeks back has closed the interview process and we didn’t make the cut.
When we headed home on the 19th of July I was under the impression we were well placed in the process and assumed we would be invited back, possibly even offered the job.
Interesting that today’s words from the Lord for my CCB post dealt with assuming. The point? Don’t do it! Now it becomes apparent why I was warned.
So…tomorrow is booked – lunch with a friend and some errands. I’ll take some time to enjoy the day and then later in the week, when I can write without tears, I’ll tell you where, what, how and so on.
But don’t ask me why we didn’t make the cut! I can’t tell you, ’cause I don’t have a clue. I’m asking the Lord to show me why, too. God, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how.