• 28Jan
    Categories: Grieving Comments: 7

    Notice the use of the word “when”.

    “I will . . . watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.”  Habakkuk 2:1

    Habakkuk just went through and grouched at the Lord for not doing things “right”.  It is an emotion, a feeling that he is expressing and he knows that the Lord is going to grouch right back. 

    I feel like that some days.  I just have to get the emotions off my chest, but I know that as soon as I voice what I’m feeling that the Lord is going to turn right around and remind me of what I already know.

    “You know I love you, Liisa.”

    “You know that my thoughts are bigger than your thoughts, and my ways better than your ways.”

    “You know I have a plan and a purpose for you.”

    “You know I will provide for all your needs.”

    “You know that Dan loved you.”

    I might know that He is going to reprove me, but I also know that He loves me enough to reprove me.  ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’ and all that.  I guess the real question is what I am going to “answer when I am reproved”. 

    “Yes sir, Lord.  I will obey.  I will listen.  I will trust You.” 

    sounds good . . . now if I can just put feet to my mouth

    (actions to my words not feet in my mouth-giggle)  =)

7 Comments to Reproved

  • Liisa I want you to know that you are helping me to be a better wife. I struggle to be submissive and to enjoy all the choices my husband makes. Your blog has helped me to see what God has given me and is helping me to be more thankful. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. God is using you!

  • DEAR LIISA, I READ YOUR WORDS AND I KNOW OF THE GREAT LOSS IN DAN GOING TO HEAVEN BEFORE YOU. I LOST MY MOTHER AND I KNOW IN A DIFFERENT WAY WHAT IT IS TO LOOSE SOMEONE.
    I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE AT MOPS LOVES YOU AND WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR YOU AND THE WONDERFUL FAMILY.
    WE MISS YOU ALL VERY MUCH
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH THE PEACE THAT ONLY HE CAN GIVE
    ALL OUR LOVE TO YOU

  • Lisa,
    I love reading your entries. Keep writing. Though it pains me to see what you are suffereing and every day I wish I could just make it go away, it is an encouragment to see you being honest with your struggles and diligent to turn to God with your questions and your trust. Keep on going and we will keep on praying. May God comfort you.
    Jenny Fessler

  • Thanks for this post Liisa – I think we all know about these moments, but I love the way you put it. We know God is just gonna turn around and give it right back. But it sure does feel nice to have someone to talk to who already knows and lets us grouch anyway. Great to see how much you are trusting and learning. It is helping so many others along the way, too. God bless you and keep you always.

  • Yeah, that’s the hard part. Keeping those feet in the mouth…wait, that’s not so very hard for me!!! How about keeping those feet moving along with the mouth. Or putting your money where your mouth is. Hey, I do that all the time! My money seems to always go straight to the groceries. I must have it made as a Godly lady since my feet and my money are always right in sinc with my mouth! Haha!

  • Just remember God wants us to “pour out our hearts before Him”, and that means being honest- he wants to hear us tell him how we hurt! I love the Psalms, how David tells God exactly how he feels, then somehow he starts focusing on Jesus at the end of the Psalm and gets his perspective back…right perspective is so hard for me. I just studied Psalm 102 for a study I’m doing…that is an honest Psalm!!

  • Hello Liisa, Michael was reproved also When I “found” this truth … anew:

    THEY that wait upon the LORD SHALL renew their strength!
    WHEN difficult emotions surround(ed) me like a flood and my strength is sapped
    I wrestled with that verse, that promise, those Words from God!

    If my strength is not renewed, what am I also not doing??
    If I wait on the LORD, what will absolutely be renewed in my life?

    How then do I find my Joy [of my salvation], the helmet [or assurance] of my
    salvation, and make the Joy of the Lord [the hope of eternal salvation] my strength?? By dying to self and rejoicing that my name is written in Heaven??

    How do I make the “sufficiency of Christ” “real in my life”? I am flesh! I have “not apprehended”!!! But, David “Encouraged Himself in the Lord”!
    Can I sing to my soul – Be still my soul… or say “why art thou disquieted within me”? I confess that my own heart breaks and grieves much, but my soul lives as my Savior lives… Christ Comforts all who can live for Him – His children alone have that priviledge. 🙂

    One thing I will promise you… If I stand before God with a smile on
    my face and SAY Lord you were my sufficiency it will not mean anymore
    than it did 3 yrs ago (He was still my Savior and Lord), but LIVING like He is means a whole lot more now! It always easier to say the words of Job “naked came I into this world… blessed be the name of the Lord” when you still have all [10] children living –
    Vain is the help of man, but God is hearing our prayers!
    God bless you and your family Liisa!