Here is what I will choose to do.

1. Listen and believe the Voice of Truth—which is not my own. 

2. Be brave, stop struggling, and reach out to Him. 

3. Trust He will grab my hands and pull me out when the time is right. 

Is God moving in your life? Is He prepping you for something great? Does He want more for you than you can ever imagine?

If you’re sinking, that might be a sign that God has incredible things in store for you. Both Proverbs 3:12 and Hebrews 12:6 tell us God admonishes those He loves.  

Why?

To pull us closer to Him. Exactly where we need to be.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones” (Proverbs 3:5-8 NIV).

Lori Freeland is a freelance author from Dallas, Texas with a passion to share her experiences in hopes of connecting with other women tackling the same issues. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a full-time homeschool mom. You can find Lori at lafreeland.com and regularly blogging on Crosswalk.

Publication date: September 26, 2013