Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"I have been there"

I was driving to spend the weekend with my Mom and a song ( I have been there) came on the radio by Mark Schultz. I started crying and almost had to pull my van over. Fear, pain, and sorrow are all things that God has felt. He has been through everything that we could ever go through. I believe he hurts for and with us. He knows we loose faith, but if we will just pray and listen he will show us the answer. Lean on God. He is there for us. He created us to for love.

I was also reminded yesterday of the verse that God gave me about 6 months ago and I have been faithfully up until the last month been praying. It is marked in both of my Bibles. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Prov 3:5-6 . He knows that we loose faith and that trust can be hard. He used this to remind me that he is there and loves me. I will never be alone.

This summer has been a difficult one for us. Our financial situation, like many others in the US has changed. I was also sick for about a month and a few other things were happening. I easily could have gone into a depression this summer, but I didn't. Instead I have been leaning on God and trusting him. I was scared at first, but then God gave me creative inspiration. I know we are going to be ok, oh and we have been. I know that God is with me. I know that I am his child and as he takes care of the sparrow, I will be cared for even better. I Trust in the Lord with all of my heart.

I look back at all that has happened in my life and I know that through every step God has been standing with me and loving me. I have felt his pull into his arms and I respond now with love and open arms.

Now we are getting ready for school to start, but that is a different blog. :)

~Steph~ Prov 3:5-6

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