Welcome Amy Cosby to Breath on Paper
We have set aside this week to invite guest writers to join our blog. The topic was Favorite Verse or Favorite Worship Song. I hope you will enjoy these amazing writers and take a moment to leave them a message of encouragement below.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
I don’t know about you, but giving over complete control of anything is a little hard for me. It could be as simple as an art project with my kids to something as complex as rearranging a meeting for the executives at work so that everyone can meet face to face on the same day at the same time. I’m not sure if it’s the feeling that no one is equipped to do the job like I can or maybe its feeling like it would take longer to explain what I want than it would be for me to do it myself.
Then again, maybe it’s the whole control issue that I don’t want to be removed from the equation in fear that something is going to go wrong and I cannot fix it. I find myself holding on to situations that I don’t quite understand, I sit and ponder every possible scenario that I can imagine and I grip the situation so tightly that it is almost impossible to remove it from my hands. I know I cannot be the only one that has this issue out of the billion trillion million people in this world, there has to be at least one person that is nodding their head in agreement with me.
Recently I have been walking through a bit of mud as I like to call it, and I call it mud because it is a place that is dirty and sticky and I often feel stuck. When I find myself in “mud” I love to turn on worship music and talk it out with God. I cannot tell you how many times during my talks with him, I release my problem to him only to turn around and pick it back up and try to fix it on my own. I often have visions of myself kneeling at His feet and laying my suite case down on the ground and walking away and turning back to tell him specific care instructions for each item. As we all know, that is not truly releasing it to God and letting him do His work, it’s temporarily entrusting my junk to Him.
I had the radio blaring on the way home from work one day with a million thoughts running through my head and the radio was turned up in hopes I could drown the thoughts out when a song caught my attention. I promise if I had been standing up I would have dropped to my knees, it was called “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott. She wrote this song after a devastating experience in her own life. In this song one of the lyrics spoke so clearly to me
“Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you’re God
And I’m not
So Thy Will be done”
Powerful words to hear, as much as I would like to think I am an excellent problem solver and I know what is best, bottom line is that I am not God and His ways are so much better than mine. I’m still a work in progress and I have to stop from time to time and remind myself that when I leave my problem at His feet, I indeed have to leave it at His feet and let His will be done, not mine. So no matter how sticky a situation may be or how bad it may hurt, His plans are to prosper us and not to harm us. His love is so amazing and He is so incredibly patient with us, even the girl that gives and takes back suitcase items. He hears us when we cry out to Him and even when we cannot see it; He is working on our behalf to make all things good.
Amy Cosby is a sinner saved by grace with a heart for God and a love for people. She is the wife to a daredevil tower climber, a mother to two preious girls and the glue that keeps her office together at Alabama Power. She loves to laugh, spend time with friends and family and she coaches cheerleading for the Moody Blue Devils youth cheerleaders.