Monday, September 14, 2015

Comfort in God's Sovereignty

We have had a week where I have been trying to find comfort in the fact that God is sovereign over all things That he is in control over every situation, that nothing escapes his care. Even though it is truth it's seems a little too easy of a platitude to give a hurting person when they need so much more.

It 's been a difficult week for us, our grandson was injured, it seemed serious at the time but then the next day, we received  news that a friends daughter was diagnosed with a life threatening illness (the recovery that has been reported is nothing short of miraculous) Our week ended with the news that a family that we know may be losing a child unless God miraculously intervenes. I have told myself over and over that God is sovereign and he will use this all for his glory but it sounds so hollow when you are trying to comfort a parent or a loved one. They are in pain, we can't fix it, but we must trust the Lord. 

There is so much you want to do but you can't, so I pray with them and I weep with them and I ask God to heal these children and comfort their families and to give them wisdom. Sometimes all you can do is hold them and cry, no words are needed

In the end there is comfort in God's sovereignty, that he is working where we cannot see, that he has an eternal perspective that we often do not have.

I have been humbled by the updates I read from one couple, they have totally put their trust in God no matter what the outcome. Reminding us that God is good all the time no matter what the outcome. They have their eyes firmly fixed on eternal things and thankful for all God has given. I have been sorely convicted, humbled and reminded that life can change in a blink of an eye.

It has encouraged me to reconsider what is important and what is not and to make changes accordingly. All of ours day numbered, are we living them as if they belonged to us or that they belong to God, something I have to consider in the choices I make each day.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom  Psalm 145:1

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be   Psalm 139:16

If you remember, consider praying for these little ones and their family's....We know that God is in control, we can hold fast to that promise


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear MaryAnn ~ I am so sorry for all of the grief for your friends and family and pray that God's loving, healing presence will be felt by all. Things don't always work out like we want them too and that's where faith come in. Faith that God knows exactly what is going on and is working through all things for His honor and glory and our good.

I liked what you wrote ~ In the end there is comfort in God's sovereignty, he is working where we cannot see, he has an eternal perspective that we often do not have. ~

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Janette Wright said...

Amen. I will be praying. You have put it so beautifully in words, thanks for expressing it they way you have...honestly.

Cheryl said...

Such a heart wrenching week for you and your loved ones. So much that we don't understand. Only by faith...only by trusting that He is only good...can we walk this journey. Stopping to say a prayer right now for all of these little ones and their families...

Farm Girl said...

I am so sorry MaryAnn, I will put these needs on my prayer list. Is your grandson any better?

Sonja Goodson said...

You said this so well. Praying right now for these precious ones. When the rubber meets the road, our faith is His sovereignty is what he wants. Sometimes it seems like the easy way out, to trust God and go about our business, but when it's 'our turn' to rely on God for the impossible, we realize it is a sacrifice on our part, to yield up those we love, and to trust him with the results. That's when we learn and re-learn that trusting him is the only way... and the best way.

Praying for all of these.

Camille said...

So very, very true, my friend. How precious it is to rest in the ONE Who knows and cares and carries His children though...whatever the outcome. How much grace is needed in the midst of the sorrows of this life to see the eternal and fix our gaze there. It's a daily battle...but, one worth fighting. I am praying for all these you have mentioned here right now. Hugs, Camille XO