I Want To Get Lost

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“This is what the Lord says:  Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

~ Jeremiah 6:16

I read this first verse in 1 Corinthians earlier this week and really wanted to write something about it, but couldn’t really ever find the right words.  Then I wanted to write a little bit about how wonderful my little escape was for my soul, and I couldn’t find the words.  It’s amazing how quickly they come when I get quiet.  I think I’ve posted about that before.  Why do I forget so easily?

I was talking to a friend last night about how nice it sometimes it just to be alone and be quiet.  I basically just said, you know, I live alone.  When I want alone time, I just go home.  What I didn’t realize, though, is how much I needed to get away.  I needed to go where the only responsibility was to get up the next morning.  I didn’t have any dishes to wash, any laundry piling up in my hamper or yard to neglect mowing.  I was free to do whatever I wanted.  No responsibilities for just a few short hours.  Man, that was good.  Good rest for my soul.

I hate to imagine how often I go looking for rest in the wrong places.  The times that I just need to get quiet, I move towards the noise.  The times I need fellowship, I run away from the crowd.  I’ve ended up going down the paths that I choose and end up in the places that I don’t want to be, the places that end in hurt and pain.  My heart hardens again because I insist on finding my own way.

When will I learn?

Will I ever get it right?

Then there have been the times that I’ve given up trying to do it myself…and He gives me rest.  He gives me the exact thing I need, whether it’s rest or whether is good company or whatever the case may be.

The fact of the matter is, is that when I choose the good way, His path, I have rest.  And it is good.

It’s not good because it’s what I need, although that is pretty awesome.

It’s good because I rest in Him.

I put my trust and my faith and finally realize, once again, that His way is the only way that I can really live.  He’s come to give us life.  He’s come to give us a good life.  I didn’t say an easy life, but a good life.

Let’s face it.  Losing our path for His is the only way to live.

Lord, help me to never forget that.

There’s a song I’ve been listening to a lot lately called I Want To Get Lost by Sanctus Real.  It’s pretty incredible if you’ll listen to it.

“Well I found my way to trouble
I found my way to pain
Oh but I’m so tired of trying
To find my own way
So I wanna get lost
I wanna get lost in Your arms
I wanna get lost
And lose my way into Your heart
‘Cause there’s so many voices
Telling me how to get lost in this life
So right now I wanna get lost in You
Before I lose myself” ~ Sanctus Real

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  • Dena G

    Getting “lost” for the day was certainly good for my soul…it’s wonderful to have a safe sanctuary where you can lose the noise of the world for awhile and just listen to God. 🙂