Tuesday, July 15, 2008

For I know the plans...

...and I know God knows the plans He has for us and life, but sometimes I wish that He knew that I'd like to know!! This is where trust plays a huge role and where you find out if you've got what it takes! I mean I usually consider myself a pretty trusting person, but then again, my life is pretty usual. Like, the things that happen are the things that we assume will happen in life - I get up, I mother our girls, Jim goes to work, I make dinner, Jim get home, we relax on the sofa, we go to bed. Now I know that's the mundane version, but usually when life is pretty ordinary, you begin to believe you've got this "trust" thing down pat!

And then...poof...life takes a turn! Not my life, per say, but the lives and happenings of friends of ours has an affect on us too.

This past week we received the news that a good friend of ours had passed away from her 8 year battle with ovarian cancer. Now where does my trust-gauge land?? Empty? Full? Half a tank? She was an incredible woman, an adoring mother of two beautiful boys, a loving sister and a hilarious friend! And now her family is left to trust, and I am left to stand off in the distance and trust! Trust that God does know the plans He has for us - Jeremiah 29:11 - plans to give her boys and extended family a hope and a future!

So I trust! I know He blessed her with the boys for a reason! I know her placed her in the family he did for a reason! And I know she touched the lives of others for a reason! And although we may never know the reason to testing life situations such as these - this side of heaven - we can trust that God knows! And, we can look forward to the day that we get to meet our believing loved ones again! Praise God that Sheri is now pain free and dancing at the feet of Jesus!

So with your final heartbeat,
Kiss the world goodbye.
Go in peace and laugh on Glory's side.
Fly to Jesus, Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus, and Live!

Hoping that the trying situations life has you in at the moment result in a close examination of where your trust lies...truly!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all your love, supportive hugs, words and actions during this difficult time. The verse you chose about a hope and a future was one of the verses I read for them. I believe it too. Please keep praying for a good relationship with Mark so that we can be a part of the boys lives. Thank you again you wonderful woman of God!!!!
love, Julie