Wow! God is SO Good.

Well, once again it has been a while since I wrote anything…Quite a week it has been.  The last atomic bomb I mentioned was that Adam’s stepfather in Columbus, OH, had a major heart attack and has been on life support all week.  It wasn’t clear whether he was going to make it at first, but with the prayer support of people in four different states, he has pulled through.  A real miracle.  Adam left last Friday to go to Ohio to be with the family during this time and it was a good thing.  We miss him here, but he was a real blessing and comfort to his mother during this time.  Praise God, another long, difficult, but successful week.


A Simpler Trust

We have had another atomic bomb dropped on us yesterday, the details of which I hesitate to discuss until I know more.  But the Lord has it in His strong hands.  I see it as another opportunity to see the Lord glorified.  I pray that He is.

I have made it my aim in recent years to simplify life a bit.   Decluttering the house, cut out activities that overcrowd my time and spread me too thin, etc.  “Simplify!” has been my new “motto” if you will.  It seems that the Lord has been teaching me simplicity in other areas too.  Particularly in trusting Him.  When you get multiple trials placed on you in rapid succession, life can seem suddenly very overwhelming and complicated to say the least.  I am seeing how simply trusting Him with these things, and I mean every tiny atomic detail, really simplifies everything.  I can’t handle it all.  And when I try, I REALLY complicate things.  Oh, the Lord is good.  He CAN handle it all.  I don’t know how He’s going to do it, but it doesn’t matter, because He’s got a handle on it.

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty.  Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things to profound for me.  Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.  Psalm 131:1,2

That makes me picture a baby fully cared for and fulfilled by his mother.  He is very peaceful and very satisfied.  Restful.  How simple a baby’s life is.  Rest and depend on mother for EVERYTHING.  Isn’t that how a Christian’s relationship with the Father should be?  It’s good.  Very very good.  🙂  Oh Lord, be glorified!

Pressed But Not Crushed

Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.  Psalm 43:5

I know it’s been a while since I last posted.  I will spare you the details of the blood and gore that is taking place in my soul right now, but suffice it to say that there is major surgery going on inside my heart.  I must admit, I have been having a hard time with this in the last few days, but I took a long drive today to pick up some things (more blessings!), which gave me some time of quiet solitude, and found refreshment with the Lord.    He reminded me of a few things I had been losing sight of.  It’s amazing how fast and easy we little sheep can wander off the trail.  I am so glad to have a Good Shepherd.

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.  Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.  Wait, I say, on the LORD!  Psalm 27:13, 14

Things are back in perspective and peace is restored.  There are still a few things to yet be laid down, but this test is exposing them, thankfully.  Fire hurts, dying hurts, the refining process is painful, but (and I know this sounds strange) it is a kind of pain that brings joy.  Pain bring joy???  Yes, and no.  This pain, well… hurts.  Duh.  But at the same time, through what seems like stages, it is bringing me closer to God like never before, and there is joy in His presence like in no other place!  God please be glorified in me!!!