Saturday, July 31, 2010

My life in a Bubble

I can't count the nuber of times I have been accused of being "Sheltered." Stuck under the wings of my parents until I can't see all the cruel and aweful things the world holds. Some have been well and truely worried about me. Worried that when I step out into the REAL world, I won't know what to do or how to act.

But the truth is, I LOVE my Bubble! The further I venture into the world, the more I want to sink back into it.

People keep telling me how hard it is, how I'll never be able to cope with the truth. And maybe they're right.
People keep telling me that the world isn't mayberry anymore, NOTHING is black and white.

Do you ever just get so tired of what PEOPLE tell you? From where I sit, I CAN see what the world is. God never promised us that things would be easy. But he DID promise us everything would be alright.

The Bible Says our Righteousness is as filthy rags! The GOOD stuff we do looks like that paper towel after you clean the outsides of your house windows! Yuck! And if that's what our good stuff looks like, imagine what the bad looks like!

So that in a nut shell is what I can see from inside my bubble. I watch TV, I listen to the Radio, and the truth is, I'd rather turn it all off and sink into my nice coushy bubble.

I sound like I'm ranting, don't I? But the fact is, I'm about to tell you the best part. My Bubble isn't my parents, although they help me immensely! My Bubble insn't my bedroom with my Jane austen books and my nice feather pillow. My Bubble is a sturdy, tender, embrace of the promises of God!

He solemnly promised me he would never leave me or forsake me! We hear that all the time, but isn't it wonderful. Anything and everything we face, he's there. Not just behind us, or beside us, but Surrounding us! ehem... like a bubble. :D Just like he did for Joshua, and Gideon, and David, so will he do for you. He offers to take your problems off your hands, just like he does your righteousness.

And just like he took your sin.

God's bubble of promises give me the strength to walk out into the world and face those fithy dirty evil things this world has to offer, and it gives me a fliffy coushy pillow to fall back on at the end of the day.

The footprints poem says "It was then I carried you" in those dark and trying times, So when things get hard, pick up your feet and let him!

That bubble can help keep you from getting dirty and hurt by the craziness of the world.
So those of you who aspire as I do to God's will in Proverbs 31 should Stick with our bubbles!

Love you girls!
And stick with Him!


Lady Helen Mar said...

Dear, thank you so much for posting this! It really encouraged me! You have grown in your walk since since you posted, "Maybe We're the Ones Who Have to Prove Ourselves to Him" and that is so beautiful! Keep on drawing closer to Him and He will draw closer to you!
Through Christ,

Mrs. V. said...

What a sweet & lovely blog you have here. You gave my heart a smile. And for what it's worth, I agree with you and your love of your bubble. I am currently in the phase of life where I am trying to create just such a bubble for my 13 year old daughter and 12 year old son. But even when I was a teenager myself, I felt this way. People today simply do not give the "bubble" lifestle enough credit! Blessings to you. ~~

Elinor Dashwood said...

Great post! I had never thought of God's surrounding us as a bubble... that's really neat! :-D
Thanks for sharing! :-)

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Lady Helen: That's so encouraging to me, especially in times when I feel so far from him than I was then.

Mrs V: I know how you feel! I have two cousins who are about that age and they are already in trouble. But I'm sure if you have God in your life, they can see it! *Huggles*

Elinor: Thanks!

Stephanie Ann said...

I don't think that the "bubble" is as isolating as people think it is. It doesn't make you unaware of bad things that are going on, you just chose not to partake in those things or to think about them much. I'm sure those people who call you sheltered are sheltered from certain things too they probably don't even realize it.