Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hanging On

An instant- that is all it takes for life to change forever. In an instant all that is familiar can be stripped away to  great unknown. Such an instant occurred for me this week in a phone call I received form a friend. As her words of ill health fell piercingly on my ears a weight of apprehension, and deep sadness came to rest heavy on my heart.


Hanging up the phone, I sat in silent disbelief before God- unable to formulate a clear thought, and unable to pray. After several minutes God broke the silence, quilting my heart with His word; reminding me to be still and cling to Him. He showed me once again that even when it seems like my world has been turned upside down, and I am left feeling utterly alone, He is there. His word will remain constant no matter the circumstances that surround.

Though many unknowns linger on the horizon, I will anchor myself to His word that is my very life. His thoughts for you and me outnumber the grains of sand that cover all the earth’s shores. His love is unfailing, and His word is eternal. These are promises we can cling to.

All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1 : 24-25


Only by His Grace,

Melissa

3 comments:

Jill - FNA Photography said...

You know we are praying for you and with you Melissa! Whatever is going on God will carry you! He loves you so!!!!

Lexi and I love her CD and this song!

HUGS!!! I'm here if you need me!
Jill

Michelle said...

I'm also at a crossroad in my life where uncertainty abounds.
I am learning to hang on to Jesus and His Word. He has so many promises that we are able to cling to.

May God be with you.

Stacy said...

Hi Melissa,
I am so sorry! This post is of the same cord that mine was just a few days ago...same verse and everything! Yes, in an instant life can change.....but God doesn't. Keep Him before you. He will be the anchor that keeps the boat from turning over and keeps it held firmly in its place.

Much love,
Stacy

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