Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Faithful God

"My faithful God, help me to call this to mind and therefore always have hope: because of Your great love, I am not consumed, for Your compassions never fail. They are new toward me every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I will say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him." (Lamentations 3:22-24)
The main thing I have learned over this last year of uncertainty is that my God is faithful. It has almost been a year since we stopped getting regular paychecks. A year since our life drastically changed. And though there have been many many months where it on paper it can make no sense how we lived, God has been faithful. He has provided when we needed Him to. He has made a way for us to survive during this time.
He has provided more than just for our earthly needs. He has provided comfort when no comfort could be found. He has provided calm in the midst of many storms. He has provided rest when no rest could be found. He has provided hard lessons that have sometimes hurt. He has provided testing that always brought us back around to Him.
And while I have sometimes cried out for this season to end, it has been bittersweet. It has taught me that He is faithful. It has taught me that His heart toward me is good. It has forced me to know that His compassion's never fail. It has taught me to hope in Him alone.
I don't know when or even if this season will end for our family. The world is so uncertain for many - and thankfully this world is not really our home. Our time here is temporary. Thankfully there is more than we can see.
Enough contemplating...better get to work. I am "the subs" for this remodel project. We are refinishing some old cabinets some family friends gave us. They fit perfectly for our space. I am priming them tonight and then painting them this weekend. Can't decide if I should paint them chocolate brown like my fireplace or a deep rich reddish color. Hmm..have to decide by the morning. Maybe it will come to me while I work tonight!

8 comments:

The Aldridge's said...

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your words! I vote for the chocolate brown. Good luck with your choice!!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

You are such an amazing woman, sometimes I wonder if you were switched in the hospital. I am so very proud of you!!!!

The Pace Posse said...

Thank you for sharing your heart and your real life. It is inspiring. This season in our country is so difficult for so many of us, but what is so good about it, I think, is that it is requiring so many of us to get real and get vulnerable. To put it all out there and trust that God will provide a way. I loved what Chris said at SV on Sunday. We are living in the days of frosting reduction, but that Praise God, most of us still have our cake.

Praise God for His provisions for your family, for His faithfulness to you. He does love You and He wants nothing but the best for you....even when it doesn't always look like what you thought the best was.

Eryn said...

Good words! We have had those times too, where on paper there was no explanation of how we had food to eat and a place to live! God IS our provider of all things!

I love both your cabinet ideas...Brown may be easier to mix with other colors should you change your mind down the road about your decor...but I LOVE red in kitchens.

Shannon said...

thank your for your honesty and testimony. We've had some no paycheck months as well. It's definitely a faith muscle exercise!

Valerie said...

Great words of wisdom. And go for the red

Anonymous said...

You're the best sub I've ever had! I vote for red and brown...