Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not forsaken

(my mom and I at my grandparent on a lake)
My precious mom had a horrible accident almost two years ago... broke her leg just below her hip, broke her knee and ankle. Four surgeries later, she is still on crutches, and not sure what the future will be. My parents have taught us to trust God in all things, to pray and believe He will answer. They are such a powerful example of faith and hope!
Yesterday was not good news for my mom. I really struggled to even think about it...my thoughts and feelings kept running into "what can be done...there has to be something". My parents have such a passion for living, ministry, serving, loving and helping. Crutches and pain really make that harder!
I was writing in my Psalm journal...Psalm 9:9-10 says 'The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you."
We aren't getting the answer we were hoping for (yet). Or is the answer something that we emotionally can't really face yet? I believe that we must hang onto the TRUTH that we are not forsaken during these times; to believe the TRUTH that we are very precious and very loved.
This is much harder when it's your mom, your loved one, or a husband/wife or child who is hurting...so much harder when it is you! But I believe that we must hang on to the TRUTH...if we doubt it, or walk away from it, where would we go? Where else will we find the kind of love He has for us?
"But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God,..."Jude 1:20-21 There is not safer place, even in some of our greatest pain! My parents have taught me this.

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