It has been a tough winter at my house. In a previous blog I wrote called Let The Waters Rise I wrote about the problems I am facing in regards to my employer paying me during the time I was out.
needless to say, things have not been easy this winter.
Oh, in so many ways God has reminded me of how much He loves me. We've had people bring us meals, we got a $100.00 gift card for a local grocery store from our church, people have been praying for us and encouraging us. Oh how quickly we can forget those things though, when stuff gets thrown in our way. There have been a few times over the past couple of weeks when I have forgotten God's goodness far too easily and allowed fear and doubt to overtake me.
The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Psalm 103:13-14
Oh, I am so very thankful that He remembers I am only dust! If He did not... well I am afraid I would be in terrible trouble and God would send me on my way.
Last night was a tough night for me. I started remembering some things which happened right after the brain aneurysm ruptured, while I was still at home and it was rough. Real rough. I am thankful my husband was home when this happened last night for I needed his prayers. Even so, I was still a bit shaken this morning.
Around mid-morning, when my students were in music class, I slipped into the office to check my mailbox. There was a card for me. I opened it up. It was from one of the kindergarten teachers who is also a Christ-Follower. Inside the card she had written: I am standing with you concerning your situation. Have a blessed day. I opened up the folded piece of paper. It was a check from my friend who knew what I was going through. She was giving me a gift to help ease the burden a bit...
Oh how easy it is for us to doubt Him! God brought me through breast cancer and its treatment two years ago. God protected me when an aneurysm in my brain ruptured in the night and I had a stroke. I could not begin to tell of the things God has done for me and brought me through since I started to follow Him nearly 42 years ago as a child of seven.
Though I might easily forget it sometimes, I can tell you that I have proved it over and over again. God is faithful and true! He reminded me of that today... when I opened the card from one of His princesses.
K, may I share a much loved hymn which I just shared with Pellava :
He leadeth me, O bless'Â¨d thought!
O words with heav'nly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.
Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me.
Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since 'tis my God that leadeth me.
And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict'ry's won,
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.
Yes, we have a Shepherd who loves you..and leads you and will lead you all the way.
There is no better Leader to follow than our Lord.
Thanking God for supplying all your needs in accordance to His Word.
He can and He will.
Sent on wings of prayer,
How true how true... we all falter and forget at times, yet our loving Lord always lovingly brings us gentle (or sometimes not so gentle) reminders of how much He loves us. Bless you sister and thank you for your prayers. Standing with you in prayer and believing faith...