Friday, August 17, 2012

Sometimes life just happens...

God never promised that we would live life without twist and turns. No hard times. Everything being perfect every single day. All through out the Bible we are given a glimpse into the lives of many who had wonderful times and they thanked God for all of their blessings and provisions. And those very same people had times where they cried and begged to God for him to move and rescue them.

God rescues each of us, always. Sometimes in a way different from what our own minds think He should. But none the less, He always comes.

I know that God sees us through the hard times. I have already had to live it many times. Life happens. Unexpected things happen. Hard, heart breaking times happen. We have no clue why. That is probably the hardest thing to grasp. And grasp, we don't. We can't possibly know why God sees us through these difficult times. But, the thing that He does do is see us through them.

My husband's one and only brother, lies in a hospital bed fighting for life. Each breath he takes is given to him by a machine. Meanwhile, a family sits and waits. To see if life will continue? Or if God has other plans. It's a hard place to be.

Memories come rushing in and I am brought back almost 7 years ago. Visions of my dad in a hospital. I don't want to go back there. But, there I am. Times like this suck. Events in life like this just plain suck. There are really no words. Even having gone through this before. I can painfully empathize. But, I still feel so helpless.

Despite what his brother may or may not have done in his past that has led to this scene and time in life. He is a son of the Most High God. And His Father loves him. I see a boy when I look at him. A boy I sadly never have had the chance to really "know". A boy who grew into a very lost man and it is heartbreaking.

But, God can change us in a moment. A swift, quick moment. And all of the things we held on to for so long. Are no longer us. They are our past. God's word says He remembers them not. I am so thankful for this today.

Whatever may come of these trying times. The Father was not surprised. He knows and is aware of everything. We put our hope in God. Who is Sovereign and omnipotent. Who is loving and gracious.

Wherever life has you right now. Whether good or hard. Joyful or tear filled. Our God is greater. Our God always rescues us. He always saves us. Have faith, friends. Faith that God will pull you through, because He will. A new day will come. It is right there, with all of your heart, grab it! Have hope in the One who loves and adores you.



Christina said...

Great post my friend. So sorry this is happening.
We are praying

Love you.

Megan said...

Beautifully written. You guys are in our prayers.