Monday, April 7, 2008

This morning when I woke up I felt ok for the first time since Jesse left. And I have felt that way all day. I met with my mentor tonight for dinner, she is a wonderful middle-aged woman from church. We are reading "Discipline: The Glad Surrender" by Elisabeth Elliot. The chapter we had studied was on "The Discipline of Time" and I was trying to finish it up today before we met and it really applied to my life right now. (Go figure). It was about how our times are in God's hands. Elisabeth Elliot wrote: "His timing is always perfect, though it seldom seems so to me, for my temperment longs for previews of coming attractions." She then quoted the verse, "Wait for the Lord. Be strong, take courage, and wait for the Lord."

This just really makes me take comfort in the fact that even though this situation seems like it has gone wildly out of control to me, it doesn't seem that way at all to God. He knows exactly what He is doing in our lives, and He meant for it to happen RIGHT at this exact place in time. It is happening for a reason.

This helps me to be calm and peaceful and just turn to the Lord. I've been spending more time in prayer and reading the Word. God is drawing me nearer to Him in my sadness, and lots of wonderful people are really reaching out to me with love. I feel very taken care of, even though Jesse isn't here. Thank you Lord!!!

15 comments:

PattiM said...

I'm glad your starting to feel better.....And you scrapped until 4am...Thats a late nighter or is it morninger...... Love the LO's...Looks like you love your gparents very much.... I love the MOI LO...Very eye catching... Great pic too... Hope you have a great week.... Take care..

Patti

KJ-Starre said...

Oh Christina....I am sorry you are sad today...I am thinking about you lots.

Your last couple of L.O's are very pretty...keeping busy is the way to keep your spirits up. They are really lovely.

**Hugs**
~Kim x

Scrap Evangel said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better. The Lord gives us peace that surpasses all understanding.

Kay said...

Wow I just gotta say, preach it girl! I really needed to hear that. Isn't it amazing how God can send messages through the pain of others? He is just so good!

One of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Elliot goes something like... "Sometimes life is so hard you can only do the next thing. Whatever that is, just do the next thing. God will meet you there." I feel like that so many times, but I have to remember that God will not only meet me there, He will carry me through.

Mistylynn said...

Wow, you've had a tough time of it recently. Hope things get easier and happier! Take care. Great lo below as well.
Misty

Renee said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I read your post and will keep you in my prayers. I am sorry that you are so sad and truly hope you find a peace in the situation.

Pamela said...

Great post...thanks for sharing!!! And awesome song...it is one of my favorites.

emily said...

isn't it awesome how the Lord works?? He is great and mighty!

So glad to hear you're doing a little better!

Scrap Evangel said...

Hi there! Thanks for the nice comments. You have a blessed weekend! Do some scrappin' maybe?

AuntDsHandcrafts said...

I always say "God doesn't give us more than we can handle"

allison schubert said...

Keep your chin up and your spirits high...he will be hme before you know it.
And my heart truely goes out to you for the loss of your beloved Emmit. I am so very sorry.

StrawberryPia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) God works in mysterious ways! I´m Christian too and I was so happy that I found your blog and the music is absolutely wonderful! Have a great Sunday! Hugs Pia

Mika said...

Hai, thanxs for your comment on Miss P/M. Hope you join inn sometime. Happy weekend. Mika

Stephanie Joanna said...

what beautiful spiritual insight, thanks for sharing! I look forward to stopping by your blog often! :o)

Theresa Tyree said...

I'm glad you are finding strength and refuge in the Lord.