Tag Archives: promises

When All Else Fails

Life’s trials can bear down with excruciating pressure and pain.

I’ve experienced it lately. Have you?

One thing after another gone wrong.

   Things beyond my ability to control.

Trapped under a load of the unusual. Pinned with no way to move.

Strength depleted. Energies exhausted.

When these times in life come

    and unfortunately they do come

 my mind wanders back and I remember.

The times that He came to my rescue.

Those times that the Lord increased my strength

   and brought me through.

Through it all I’ve come to know the One

   Who makes all things to work together for our good and His glory.

How can it be possibly be?

I don’t claim to understand it but I’ve seen it to be true.

The unpleasant difficulty of today

  the troublesome diagnosis

  the bill that threatens your financial stability

   the relationship gone wrong

 He knows all about it.

And the Lord has promised to use it

   yes, even that

  for our good and his glory.

Amazing isn’t it?!

Like a beautiful symphony He writes the score

   with discordant notes

   and minor keys

  and then suddenly the music bursts forth with strong chords

    of jubilation and resounding praise. The contrast leaving you breathless.

How can it be?

I do not know but I have experienced it again and again.

Oftentimes while walking through a storm I have remembered these words

  “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7 NLT

 Then gradually the storm passes on and I wonder.

There is more to this life than what I can see and understand.

But this I know. His Faithfulness is sure. His Love everlasting.

Never doubt, He whispers. Lean on Me.

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, (Rom 8:28)

 George Mueller said it well.

   “In one thousand trials it is not five hundred of them that work for the believer’s good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine of them, and one beside.
 
Are you weary today?

Discouraged and ready to give up?spring 2015-5

Hold on, my friend. It’s always the darkest before the light.

Our God is Faithful and true.

He will surely bring you through.

You can trust Him when all else fails.

 

 

   

 

 

 

Way Up Above

5178_1096514091948_2806996_nIt was a momentary glimpse –

a beautiful  deep blue patch of sky that I saw on my walk early this morning.

All around was heavy grey and fog but this small blue looked down at me

as if waving

and my heart rejoiced and was glad.

But all too quickly it disappeared and was gone.

I went on remembering that patch of blue

I danced knowing the truth

that way above me

where my frail eyes could not see

the sky was a glorious, shimmering blue

I often find that I’m called to live focused above my circumstances.

All around me are problems and fears

Deep within some troubles and tears

But I live above knowing that all is well

Trusting Him Who reigns in the blue

Singing for joy as I rest in His Promises

Sharing this truth that is meant for you too.