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.
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.
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.
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