Thursday, May 28, 2009

In the Cleft of His Hands

I know my family has been through a lot of trials these past couple years, but there is always, always someone or some family in a worse position.

Ben attended a funeral today of a young man - 20 years old - a kid he played ball with - what a tragedy. I can't even begin to imagine the pain of that family. It kind of makes my problems seem petty and pretty pale in comparison.

I will take my "little" problems any day as opposed to losing someone I love. I know we aren't invincible, and that we are all at the mercy of God, and that I have no control over that aspect of my (or anyone else's) life. I know God knows all things and that He strengthens us thru forging, I know this up close and personal, and I am grateful that He is so very patient with me and my family. I am also so very grateful that He has placed some very special people in my life to help me trudge on - people who earnestly pray for me, talk to me, feel my pain, listen to my problems, and still love me.

Life is good, if you look for the good in life. I think I have been learning that for a little while now. And you know what, it feels good - to look for the good - to know there is an end to the problems (at some point) - to move on and look back and see where I've been and how far I've come - to accept the things I can't change because fretting over them certainly won't make them go away! AND - there are so many good things in my life right now - even amidst the gentle, but ever present turbulences!!

It is also wonderful to know that God is in control. I may at times feel left out in the rain, but doesn't He hide us in the cleft of His hand? So many times I forget that - but where would I be if I weren't protected? Out in the surging storms of life, floundering like a fish out of water, trying desperately to flop my way to safety, looking for answers - who knows where and giving little or no credit to my Creator who ultimately knows exactly what I need, when I need it, 'cause Heaven knows, I have a time trying to figure out what I need ! ! !

Well, that feels better - just putting it in words
Thanks for "listening"!


  1. I really needed that today. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  2. Thanks Barb for sharing your thoughts.


Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
i'm a wife, a mom, a mom-mom, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend...i'm a child of God.... i love to read, scrap, and sew (all when time permits!)... i like trying new things, going to different places, even if only in my mind....i like simple, but life is complicated....i like spring days, snow storms, thunderstorms, and big puffy clouds you can make things out of....i like coffee, tea and iced chocolate milk you can sip thru a straw..........