I’ve been silent on the blog these last couple of days not because there wasn’t much to say. (I just couldn’t bring myself to share them with you.) I’ve been wrestling with God. Have you ever done that? Asking the very same questions you have been asking? Why? Why me? How am I going to get through this? Am I going to get through this? And a few other personal questions. I share this not to get your sympathy. But I hope this will be a strength to you as you go through difficult times.
I’ve been thinking of and praying for my fellow worship team member, Donna. Donna has begun her chemo treatments. Keep her in your prayers as you pray. We love you Donna. Hang in there! 🙂
Here is an old hymn that was sent to me yesterday. Read it aloud and let it soak into your life fabric. I must say the phrase, “The clouds ye so much dread” is right were I am. But note the phrases that follow it and you will find encouragement as I did. Enjoy!
“God Moves in a Mysterious Way”
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
—William Cowper (pronounced “Coo-per”)