Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What will this Day Hold?

We never really know.

We think we plan...doing our
best...but ultimately our days
are in the Lord's hands.

This is a very good thing.

Sometimes life is overwhelming.
We are scared.
Sometimes saddened.

Maybe it is an illness.
Perhaps a wayward child.
Sometimes employment is the issue.

Whatever the case it is so good to
remember that our days, if we are believers,
are totally and completely allowed by a
Heavenly Father who loved us so much that He
sent His own Son, Jesus, to die for our sins.

This is the One who permits the "good" and the "bad"
into our lives.

All things that we must face are for our good...
and more importantly His glory.

Does it make it easy...NO!

Can we make it through? YES!

Because of the knowledge that He will never
leave us...not ever!

I sometimes picture myself sitting in the palm
of one of God's hands.
The other hand comes, ever so gently
down, to cover and protect me.
I feel so safe.
This is the mental image that I carry on
days when the pain is intense
or things feel out of my control.

I am tranferring this image to include
my children as they grow and are more
often away from me and at work or play.

One son wants to begin riding dirt bike.
The first response from me is fear.
Didn't he learn by nearly crushing his head
just last week? Don't we know lots of people who
have experienced horrible accidents on these machines?

A sport that requires so much safety equipment
seems to me to be a pointless risk.
To he and his Dad...it is good preparation
for the day he buys his own motorcycle.
Yikes!

Mikey is a child of God.
He is in the palm of God's hand.
I must trust in that.
This is a hard one, for me.
Others face much harder letting go issues.
Much!

I was going to write about going bowling today,
and getting more chairs off the truck at the church.
Could be today...
Hmmm...I wonder what the Lord has in store?


So many friends are facing serious illnesses,
hurts and concerns.
I just want you to know that you are
in my prayers and I love knowing that you pray
for me...

Your Friend...

4 comments:

Mrs. Rabe said...

Becky,

You are right "all the days prepared for me were written in your book, before one of them came to be." Psalm 139.

I love that. Tim and I were talking about that this last week. We must REST in God, knowing He knows.

Tracy said...

Such a lovely post today, Becky...There is much always to consider each and everyday. I like waking up each day, just laying in bed a few moments before getting up to pray, think, visualize the day ahead of me and give thanks for all. The possibility of each new days inspires me. Sometimes we get obstacles in the road of our day though that makes for big challenges. Prayer always helps. Prayers flying..Happy Day ((HUGS))

Miss Paula said...

It is one thing to believe in God but it is important to BELIEVE GOD!

With all the heartaches, hurts, struggles and sickness we have to Believe God has a plan...(although difficult at times)

Off to PA tomorrow!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Very inspiring post...I know what you mean. My DD is only 15 and is already talking about what her apartment is going to look like...
Every time they leave the house I pray.
I hope all is well with you.
Hugs,
Robin