As I was going through my rut this week, I reached out to a circle of friends, sisters-in-christ, fellow bible study and Sunday School ladies for support. I knew that the enemy would just love to keep me in seclusion about what I was going through so I knew I had to reach out. I emailed them and asked that they pray for me because I had not been the wife and mother that God wants me to be and was having a pretty rough week. Also, I had been seeking God on what to do in the future during similar circumstances and how specifically He wanted me to grow as a result of this rut.
One of my friends emailed me back the following:
"I recently got the devotion book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and I wanted to share today's devotion. Well I thought it was today's until I realized it wasn't April 7th. I guess I got off track. The devotion book was made when Sarah spent time just listening to God so the book is written like Jesus is speaking.
I am the Potter, you are the clay. I designed you before the foundation of the world. I arrange the events of each day to form you into this preconceived pattern. My everlasting Love is at work in every event of your life. On some days your will and Mine flow smoothly together. You tend to feel in control of your life when our wills are in harmony. On other days you feel as if you are swimming upstream against the current of My purposes. When that happens, stop and seek My Face. The opposition you feel may be from me, or it may be from the evil one.
Talk with Me about what you are experiencing. Let My Spirit guide you through treacherous waters. As you move through the turbulent stream with Me, let circumstances mold you into the one I desire you to be. Say yes to your Potter as you go through this day. Isaiah 64:8 Psalm 27:8"
God is amazing!