Saturday, August 14, 2010

God's Hand

This morning I experienced God's Hand after I had written one of my childhood experiences.
When I was still in bed I thought about some of unpleasant memories of my life. The need was there to write them down. I wrote about three pages and let my husband read it off the computer. Then we discussed how I should save it without too many people having access to it. Some people in the story are still living and might have objections. He suggested to delete the whole thing, since I had now followed my heart and wrote it down. I am still thinking about it and suddenly the screensaver gets stuck. This means that I have to restart the computer. Now remember I was still thinking of how to save these three pages, under what heading would be best suitable, so ...... nothing was saved and it was now all gone. The first thought comes to my mind, that this is an answer to a prayer I had not even said yet. The Lord took over and let me have peace with it.
Has any writer ever experienced this, the need to write down something, then not knowing what to do with it and the Lord takes care of it, one way or another? Praise God, He is in control.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Addy I have such a long story about this, but yes, God owns what we write.

Brenda Wood said...

Addy, I am writing down really painful memories right now. Truthfully I am relieved that most of those involved are dead..
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Mary said...

Yes Addy like the first person's comment I can relate. I found great healing in writing it down. Much is told in my book Reverend Mother's Daughter, but much did not get into print, but a release came from writing about it and actually crying while I wrote. To pen the hurts is to heal.

Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you for your comments.
God works in mysterious ways and these experiences strengthen our faith. I am more and more convinced now that indeed God owns what we write. What a blessing to know.
Yes, these memories were painful too. Writing them down gives release.

Janet Sketchley said...

Yes, isn't God good? He'll accomplish all He planned to by your writing this out, and He's made sure nobody who shouldn't see it will be able to.

fudge4ever said...

Hi Addy, your experience sounds very similar to mine. It went through a painful experience this summer. I typed it all out and then printed it, intending on keeping it. But it is now in the garbage and my pain is in God's hands. I almost felt guilty writing it out, in case somebody would read it. But it was very healing to put it out there, away from me, and now it is gone! God will deal with it.
Pam M.

Addy Oberlin said...

I am sure glad to belong to a family of Christian writers and look forward to see many of you again the end of September at the Inscribe conference in Edmonton.