when The Perfect comes

I can’t seem to shake a feeling of unsettledness. I wonder if this is even a word. Yet, nothing else seems to capture my feelings on this Day 2 of 2013.

It has been a feeling creeping around me for some time. I just feel unsettled. It is beginning to make me feel uncomfortable – like I need to do something about it.

I try to ignore it.

I try to bury it with “good thoughts”.

I try to pray about it.

I try to speak it out loud hoping that my loved one will understand.

I try to rationalize it.

I try to busy myself at home thinking if I order my home the feeling will go away.

Yet, it doesn’t.

Then I read 1 Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter, this morning. I saw something in this chapter that I have never seen before.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away….For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Cor. 13:8-10, 12)

These words soothe me. I still feel unsettled, yet I know there is something here for me. Something to grab onto, and find Hope in. For now, I accept feeling unsettled. I won’t deny it, but rest in it, believing there is something for me to learn.

newly purposed,


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4 thoughts on “when The Perfect comes

  1. I think we’re supposed to feel unsettled, as long as we’re on this earth. It helps us stay focused on what is truly perfect, what we’ll know in full some glorious day.
    Good thoughts – and happy new year!!

    • Yes and Yes! Elizabeth, it is certainly part of what the Lord is teaching me. I have listened to others speak of their feeling unsettled in this life and aching for eternity. I think I am now beginning to understand. Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support of jana’s three dresses. It means so much. ~jana

    • Yes, Susan. I know the feeling all too well. It may some fall-out from being a military spouse, moving every one to two years. Thank you for joining me here. I really love your writing style and am grateful to have met you. `~jana

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