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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Joyful Surrender

It’s one of those times again…. I have been sensing change on the horizon. The Lord has been doing a work in me. Thankfully, it’s been a gentle work, rather than my whole world crashing in around me as it did a few years ago during Chelsea’s battle with cancer.

This change is different. I am different. I am changed – because of what He showed us those last several years. The things we had to endure were horrible, devastating in many ways. Yet at the same time, we got to see the Lord move in a magnificent way.

So now, I trust Him.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I am at peace. There is a contentment even, in knowing that I don’t have to worry. God knows what I need better than I do. My focus simply needs to be on focussing on what is right and true, remembering the promises in His word. (Jer 29:11, Prov. 3:5,6 and so many more…) This time of year, when it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos.... keeping the main thing the main thing is more important than ever.
Today is a new day.

I will face it surrendered, and with much JOY.



Anonymous said...

Such a great message! Too often we focus on the things of this world which are perishing instead of that which is eternal and will live forever. God is always faithful. He - who loved us enough to send his only Son to die so that we might have life- will never fail to take us through the storms we endure here. You have chosen to focus on the truth despite what you have suffered by the loss of your beautiful daughter. The truth is that Christ is with us in all things. In life and in death, he is all the strength we need for he has paid the price for our victory!

You are such an inspiration. God bless you and stay in his peace!

Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods said...

Merry Christmas!!!! Stay strong!!!!