Keep Walking

9:59 AM

Many things you don’t see coming. You’re walking along and then God drops a blessing into you life and it splashes sunshine wherever it goes. So it was with something that happened to me recently.
For some time now, I have been feeling lonely. The only friends I had outside the family lived in other states. I have trouble keeping up long distance relationships. I like to touch people. I like talking with them face to face. I long for deep friendships. It’s hard for me to make deep long distance friendships.
So I was feeling lonely and tired. I felt like I was walking day after day but only getting brief glimpses of happiness. “God where are you taking me?” I would ask. “I’m feeling so tired spiritually. All I want is to know you and to have a friend that doesn’t live in another state.” Day after day as I said that prayer God to be saying the same thing in response. “Keep walking. I will be with you. Keep walking.”
So that’s what I did, day after day. Some days I would trust that God would provide. Other days I would be sad and wonder what was going on. “Keep walking.” I would hear God say. “Keep walking.”
It’s kind of scary when you hear God tell you the same thing over and over again. You wonder what it means; yet something in your heart reassures you that it will be all right. So it was with this.
One other thing that I kept thinking about the passage in 2 Kings chapter 3. God is speaking through the prophet Elisha who tells Israel, “This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; He will also hand Moab over to you.” Make ditches. Sounds like hard work.
For me digging ditches meant doing housework, loving family, making things for charity, and walking. All normal activities. All things that require time and sometimes they aren’t even fun. No, digging ditches is not fun, but how else can you get filled with water?
Then only a few weeks ago we went to fellowship. That day a new family came. One girl drew my attention. She was beautiful and kind. We quickly hit it off. I found out that we both have a many of the same loves and desires. We became fast friends. We both discovered that the other had been praying for a friend for some time and we found in each other what we were looking for.
I was walking along not expecting to find a friend, but God dropped one into my life. When it came sunshine was splashed all around. God and I still have things to work out. But he’s helping me.
One thing I do know. If God could bring a like-minded friend who lives only an hour away, He can help me with any problem I have. No matter how complex, if I give it to Him, He will help me walk, dig, or work through it.   
By Rose H.

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4 comments

  1. Amen sweetie, Amen! :D This warmed my heart so much. :) Not only because of your testimony of the Lord's work in helping you wait on Him, but that He has brought you a dear friend close by! :D That has been our prayer for you too! ;) I pray the Lord will just bring this friendship closer and closer for you both. :)

    Love and Hugs!
    ~Rachel~

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  2. Wonderful post Rose! I can totally understand what you said in this post.

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  3. What an encouraging post, Rose! I love when you guest post.

    Also - I tagged Sarah a Fall tag at my blog - it's lots of fun if she wants to do it.

    Blessings!
    Lulu

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  4. Amen girl. I am very blessed by all your articles. I am also 20 years old and working for the Lord. Just like you were, i am waiting for God to bring someone special my way - a husband, may He surprise me and may God bless you for all your hard work and may your new friendship go from strength to strength. Lots of blessings to you and your family!!

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