Friday, March 12, 2010
pain all around me it seems. it is hard for it to not seep into my pores.
a mother, loses her husband and two daughters in a plane crash. leaving behind she and her teenage son.
a married couple leaves 3 kids behind as they crashed their plane into the gulf.
a family loses their 16 year teenage honor student in a car accident, as he was coming home from a debate tournament.
a beautiful 2 year old little girl in texas loses her life to neuroblastoma (cancer).
a couple you thought were inseparable, separates.
Lord, what do you say about pain?
i love the words in the song "held"
"this is what it means to be HELD... how it feels...when the sacred is torn from your life, and you survive. this is what it means to be held... and to know...that THE PROMISE IS when everything fails...we'll be HELD."
God does NOT...nor has EVER...promised us a pain free life. HE only promises that He will sustain and lift up those that believe on Him and are called according to His purposes.
read ISAIAH 43
1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.