The old weblog of Emma Boyd :: now blogging at

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hemmed In

Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes;
I will wall her in so she cannot find her way.
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
she will look for them but not find them.
[Hosea 2:6-7]

I came across this verse today when I was reading 'Captivating'. It just hit me. This is what God is doing. Does it ever cross your mind that maybe our struggles aren't always from the devil? I was thinking about this today. Sometimes God has to put things in our way, stop us in our tracks, to stop us doing stupid things, things He doesnt have for us. Sometimes (for example, in my disappointment in being single) God puts our struggles there to make us see that He is the only one who can truly fill our needs. The pain we experience is actually what saves us. Jesus has to thwart our plans of self-redemption, otherwise we'd never really look to Him for our complete rescue. Yes, we might ask for salvation... but we'd never truly depend on Him for eveyrthing. Inside, we wouldn't trust.

So theres my thoughts for today... the pain is what saves me.


Blogger Kathryn said...

yes, i think you're right, Emma. . God is sometimes the one to bring some hardship our way. . for reasons best known to him and for our own good. It is a mystery. He's a mystery, but a good one. that's someting to chew on there. . "the pain we experience is actually what saves us." I once read this quote "Pain is God's megaphone." I think that's true.

5:23 am

Blogger His adopted son said...

Dude, that is awesome! I really want to read Captivating to better understand this foriegn (to me) creature known as "woman". I also would highly recomend that all you girls read Wild at Heart to better understand us men-folk. Anyways... thanks for checkin out my blog, and commenting and stuff. Keep letting Jesus shine through you!!!

5:41 am


Post a Comment

<< Home