Friday, September 24, 2010

God's Compassion

I've had some really good days this past week. I was feeling so much better and so fulfilled in my duties that I was full of joy. They were such good days. :-)

Yesterday, I walked to main street to mail some stuff to my sisters and get some necessities. I felt ok until I got back into the house and started coughing. I literally thought my lungs were coming up too. Lol. And I couldn't do anything to stop it. I just had to sit and let it pass. In that time, all my fears were flung back into my face and I had to do some thinking.

How easy it is to trust in God's will when I'm feeling great and life is beautiful.

Just as God has a purpose for granting us those times full of light and joy, so He has a purpose in the times I fear and doubt. I trust in Him to be all I will need, this moment. This moment is forever. I know, I've said it a million times before, but I needed this today. :-)

But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men... (Lamentations 3)

I can be happy today. Or I could huddle in my chair and listen to my fears. I could trust today. Or I could ask God 'Why?'. I could be a light today. Or I could hide away and let someone else do the shining. But when I'm looking into His face, how can I fear with such compassion and love shining down on me?

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

I will be happy today. :-)


Galloping Guitarist said...

Amen! How come your posts always have some much wisdom in them? Mine are usually just updates, not wisdom filled 'treasures'. I'm glad you're feeling better. I just got off the phone with Ellie... She's coughing up a storm... :-(.. But we had a nice long conversation. :-) I know you're saying, "How could Ells and Lyds possibly have a long conversation on the PHONE???" But we did. :-) Talked over all sorts of stuff.
I'm going to email you with a fundraiser quest for the Fiddle Fest. :-)
Hugs Sister! Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling much better, and I hope those coughing storms leave you and don't come back! =P

It is easy to trust in God when all is well and life is good, but I find those hard times to be sweet ones as well, because they draw my soul so much nearer to Him.
Thanks for posting part of that song, I've always loved it! Reminds me to be more diligent in prayer.

Naomi said...

Lyddy, wisdom? Really?! ;) Well, I just feel led to share some of the times I learn a lot and this was one of them.

Poor Ellie! I hope she feels better soon. I had to chuckle about the phone conversation. :) Never thought I'd see the day.

Got your email. I have so much on my plate at the moment that I don't feel I can get involved at this point. Thanks for thinking of me. :)I'll write more later. :)

Jac, thanks. :) You're right... the trying times do bring me closer to God. I know I've grown the most spiritually through painful and fearful days... because it's all about learning how to trust. I am thankful for the lesson... really. :)

Anonymous said...

I have to chime in here too :)

I'm glad you had some good days this week; don't let the cough come back! Coughing when it won't stop is awful, isn't it? You feel like it will never end, sometimes.

I think is there is one thing that God has really taught me these past few years is to embrace the trials. They are for good...somewhere down the road I will see that. He is making me into a person more like Him through these times of fear and doubt. He really taught me to trust with all the dental, financial and physical situations I went through in 2008 and 2009.

Praying for you, dear friend!

rebekah said...

This was an inpsiring post, Naomi!
And since I am writing this after just coming off of PE Island, I know all about inspiration! :)

See my blog for more details!

Naomi said...

Sam, it sounds like you went through some rough times there... I hope that you are enjoying a 'rest' from all of it. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I am inspired to more trust and contentedness!

Bekah, if I wasn't having so much fun myself, I'd be jealous. Hope you're having funnnn!!!! :D