Friday, October 29, 2010

What tomorrow holds, and where is your hope?

That's just the thing, we don't know what tomorrow holds. I have been vividly reminded of this truth this
-Sunday we visited a friend, whose wife didn't wake up from surgery. What was supposed to be a 3 day hospital stay after surgery, has turned into 7 months, with set backs and small bits of improvement. Where is his hope?
He is very clear, his hope is in the Lord.
-My daughter and sweet Judah visited unexpectedly Sunday evening. Her UC has flared up again with infection. She needed some help and Mom encouragement. She has battled with this for 10 years. Where is my hope for her?
It is in the Lord, our sustainer and Great Physician.

-I found out my Dad has been diagnosed with something called myodisplasia , a blood disease causing chronic anemia.
Our hope is still in the Lord.
-Wednesday morning my Sunday school teacher's husband was attacked and shot during an armed robbery attempt at the bank he manages. He received a head injury, shoulder injury  and gun shot wounds in each leg. Thankfully these injuries were not life threatening and he is recovering. The suspect has not been caught. Where is their hope?
It is in the Lord, the God of all comfort and peace.
Today I am grateful for my Lord and Saviour. Everything I face will be sifted through His loving hands. He is the one I can trust." He causes all things to work together for good to those who love God."
Have you been reminded of God's truths this week?
I'd love to hear how.
Have a blessed weekend.

"I will lift up my eyes to the mountains:
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who has made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip
He who keeps you will not slumber."
Psalm 121:1-3


Ginny said...

God keeps reminding me that I need to keep my eyes on Him. I have been struggling with my role as caregiver to my husband in the midst of my own health problems. Some days I just want to stay in bed or run away. I appreciate you speaking God's truth today.

Tara said...

His mercies are new every morning. Thank goodness. Seems to be troubles and sadness all around us. So thankful for people like you in my life to remind me of His goodness.
prayers and hugs,

Beckypdj said...

Reminded? I'm immersed in His love and truth and grace every day :) He loves us so much. Thanks for sharing. Praying for your daughter too.

Christine said...

Your family and friends have my prayers, today.
Your post is an inspiration to me and I'm sure to many others.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Melinda said...

So sorry to hear of all this.
Keep the faith and my prayers are with you!


p.s.phyllis sews said...

Sharing these events in your life of the people close to you is both tough and a source of encouragement. Thanks for being transparent to do so.

We have walked through some very difficult times and I struggle with an event that happened a year ago. I am so grateful for God's reminders in His Word that He is in charge, He is all-powerful and He controls all the details of my life. Where I set my eyes makes ALL the difference in how I deal with the fall-out every day, indeed, every hour.

May you keep seeing God's marvelous grace extended to you and yours.

Valerie said...

Hello there.

I discovered your blog through Country Dreaming.

I will certainly be keeping you and your family/friends in my thoughts and prayers.

BTW...I read with interest your post on RADICAL. I might have to check this out for myself. Have your read, "The Grace Awakening"? I just finished it and Charles R. Swindoll makes some very interesting points about not coveting, being liberated from the need to impress others, giving and receiving grace, etc. I wonder how closely these two books read?!!!

Blessings to you,