Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When the world seems to be falling apart........

Tonight I feel that everything is very gloomy and sad. There is so much pain in this world. People that I do not even know personally have lost a child to cancer. A small toddler has basically lived a life of cancer and now has died. Her poor grieving parents. I cannot begin to fathom what they feel. A lady I do know had to bury her young adult son a few short months ago and she relives the tragedy of his car wreck every day. Another lady is overwhelmed at work. She is responsible for several departments in the hospital and has many employees that report to her. She feels like she has too many plates spinning and cannot control their speed. Oh, by the way her son is getting ready to graduate high school and go to college! Divorce looming over a few of my friends who would rather toss it out the window than bust their bottoms to keep it together. Yet all this being said I do have a reason of hope. I am able to hold on to the fact that this world will pass away and I will be able to give glory and honor to the God who gives me the strength to get through these days. The God who created all of this world, the good and the bad for His glory. I don't want to wish that my children do not grow up and have a life to live, but I do not want them to experience any of the pain this world has to offer. Yet again I have to trust that God is sovereign and he has a plan just as he tells us in scripture.....Jeremiah 29:11 is a very popular verse.... For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.... Yet verse 12 brings it home for is our part..... Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.

1 comment:

Martha Fondren said...

Lori - Jeremiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible. Gives me hope and peace. "Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things." Jeremiah 33:3. The things of this earth will certainly fall away, yet we hold tight because we are human and we tend to believe in what we see. Praying for faith, peace, wisdom and the knowledge that our God is in control. Love you!!