Monday, October 10, 2011

More thoughts on Halloween

Yesterday we started singing this song.
Fine song, we've sung it before.
But when we got to the chorus, all of sudden while I was singing
Oh, my God, He will not delay
My refuge and strength always
I will not fear, His promise is true
My God will come through always, always

What was really going through my mind was me standing in the kitchen telling Cathron everything was going to be okay.  I remember thinking while I was on the phone with her that there was nothing to fear, My God will come through always, always.

Two years later I still believe that my God will come through always but it is not the way I would ever imagine or in my PollyAnna Hollywood dream world plan it out to be. I'm still glad I didn't fear, I wish that was the case most of the time.
There are struggles, unforeseen twists in our life, a path that turned when we didn't want to, or a path that will not turn when we want to, and yet God's promises are always true.
This story of our life is not about our hopes and dreams it is about His.

Cried on the phone with a friend that unexpectedly called this morning,  We discussed these same things.
I didn't think yesterday when I was reliving my kitchen experience that I would be using it to encourage my friend to trust in the One who has already planned out her life. When I started this post this morning I didn't know that Jennifer would be calling and adding to this story. There is so much I don't know.

I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord


AllThingsHomey said...

It's not about our hope and dreams - it's about His hopes and dreams for us. How true. How profound. How hard that is to remember in the midst of losing our dreams, yet God is FAITHFUL to all His promises.
Great post, Em. xo xo xo

sister sheri said...

Amazing God. Comforting you in your sorrow that you might comfort others. Praying that God will continue to minister to your broken heart. And to Cathron's, too.