Monday, June 22, 2009

It is all Good: You are my strength, my portion, my Deliverer.

God has been moving in our lives, in the midst of loss of health, financial security, and other areas. I can truly praise Him because He alone is good no matter what our earthly circumstances pose. He is good all the time, all the time He is good. In the midst of pain and suffering, He is refining and loving and showing us more of Him and prayerfully changing us to be more like Him. We begin to see truth as we have never known it before and know beyond a shadow of a doubt all things pale compared to knowing and living for the One True God. It is a humbling experience to be broken but the True Gospel has a healing balm for all believers. We were created to glorify Him and this is my prayer in all of my life that I may bring Him glory no matter what the "circumstances" around me may be.

We have sold our home to a dear Christian couple. We are moving sometime in the next month or so to somewhere :) Jim is interviewing for several different jobs. A few that would require him to travel again. We are all disheartened by the thought that he would be on the road again, but if this is "the job" I know that several people need to hear about our Lord. He is also interviewing this morning for a job in Tulsa that we are praying for. I am joking now that we are "jobless and homeless" but it is a great, freeing, humbling place to be. I KNOW God as our provider and sustainer. This experience has brought me to know new truths of our Lord and I am so grateful.

My strength, my portion, my help in time of need

I will trust Him at all times.
He has delivered me from all fear.
He has set my feet upon a rock.
And I will not be moved,
And I'll say of the Lord:

You are my shield,
My strength, my portion, Deliverer.
My shelter, strong tower,
My very present help in time of need.

Whom have I in heaven but You?
There's none I desire besides You.
And You have made me glad
And I'll say of the Lord:

My very present help in time of need.
My very present help in time of need.
My very present help in time of need.

Here is a post from John Piper that I took from my friend Marci's face book page. He is powerful and speaks a truth that is real.

1 comment:

denise said...

Thanks for sharing Laura! I am praying constantly for you as you travel this road. Your hope in the midst of uncertainty is a true inspiration. Having gone through the loss of a child, I know that God is so good and he gives us such a covering that is almost unspeakable. His presence in times of deep need and sorrow is precious and sometimes all that kept me going. I pray for his sweet comfort and amazing grace to fall all over you!