Monday, February 21, 2011

What more is there?

That is a question I wish I had the answer to. Then again...maybe not.

I find myself wondering if there will ever be more to this life that I am living.

God has made it VERY clear to me that I am right where He wants me to be right now. The last TWO Sunday night sermons have been about persevering and God's omnipresence.

Two Sunday's in a row! I get it God. I am in Your will right now. You are right by my side. The only way I can see my family through these trying times is to continue to depend on You. Difficulties do not mean that You have abandoned me, even though that is what my feelings may tell me.

There are several places in the Bible where God promises to love us forever and to be with us always.

In Psalm 136:1-36, Scripture states 36 times "His love endures forever."

36 times! His love endures forever.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Matthew 28:20b "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Forever and always... Those are some strong words. I'm pretty sure that I don't make very many promises that I am able to keep forever and always. I can try, but I KNOW that I will let someone down at some point, because I am human.

God can make those promises because He is THE CREATOR. He is not a sin-filled human living in a sin-filled world. He is the great I AM.

I come back to my initial question, "What more is there?" I know at least some of the answer. There will be more days that are difficult. There will be more days that I hope I never have to repeat. There will be days that are spent crying out to God the entire day.

Here's some more of what I know. God's presence will also be with me every minute of every day, during every good time and bad. God will love me forever. He won't ever stop. There will be a day when I am kneeling before my Lord and Savior. There will be a day when there is no more pain, no more sorrow, no more sin, no more death, no more cancer, or fevers, or surgeries, or asthma, or chemo, or IVIG, or learning disabilities, or...

That is the more that is waiting.

Thank you Lord!


chronicartist13 said...

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” - 1 John 4:18's Bible verse of the day. :) I think it fits with God's Love enduring forever.

We're praying for you and the family all the time, and I pray God continues to keep your eyes open to His Will.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful testament to our Lord's loving grace. I have shared this blog with all that I know are going through difficult times. I know your words will give them strength, and remind them to always turn to God. A