Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Monday, April 05, 2010

Thus Far the Lord....

I gotta be honest I am scared to death to write about my life right now.

Scared that by typing it out I will be be admitting it's all true.

Oh, I have come to be joyous in the situation after all I have been instructed by God's Word in 1 Thes. 5 :16-18 "to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you [me] in Christ Jesus"

I am giving thanks.

Some times things in life come our way and make NO sense at all.

Life can go against what we've been praying for,
it can change our path in a second. Life is certainly an every changing adventure.

As I face a mountain before me, a mountain I wonder how I'll climb; as I look ahead I look back.

Not back in regret or condemnation.
Not back in fear or a desire to live back there.

No, I look back today and know without a shadow of a doubt that God has been there.

Did I type that correct? Did you hear that clear?
God has been there.

Where has He been in your life?

In mine He's been there when I was
scared,
afraid,
when I thought my marriage would end,
when I thought my son would be seriously sick,
when bones were broken and hearts were healed.

He's been there when my parents divorced,
when I moved for the 7th time in 10 years.

He was there when I was worshiping another god,
when I told Him I didn't wanna believe,
when I waited,
when I jumped in too soon,
when I failed,
when I wept,
when I laughed.
He was there and I am here.
I am here only because He was there..

See, as the titled of this blog states, as the prophet Samuel said, "Thus far the Lord helped us."

When I see a blur of a week gone by and a future of uncertainty lie ahead, I rest on that fact: "Thus far the Lord helped us."
Why would a never changing God change.
Why would I not move forward with confidence and in victory.
Why would I not have peace at the base of this mountain when "Thus far" has been covered by the hand of God.

Be encouraged, I promise I'll share more.
This is a process.
Love you all!

2 comments:

Glorianne said...

I sit here an weep at what you have already shared because of my own journey for the last year that I fear I have not handled the best. Sometimes I wonder if I see God's hand at all. But alas, there were no good choices....stay where we were and face public attack or move and face....well whatever it is that makes me uneasy. Your blog got me through some tough days. So in prayer I hold you up. I keep saying this, the last time I saw you, you were a little girl (a little bit spoiled) and here you are. You have blossomed into a woman of spiritual substance. I want what you have. I guess you ave what you have because you went down a journey of trial to get there. I hope my journey yields as nicely sifted results.

Anonymous said...

Your faith is awesome, Michelle! Thanks so much for sharing with us. God IS good, isn't He?! Oh me, of little faith... it's a black and white choice to believe in Him, just making that decision to believe in Him regardless of ... whatever may be in front of us.
Love you!
Sarah Germ

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