Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good stuff

While my Mom was napping yesterday, I spent time in His Word. As always, I found exactly what I needed...

"I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!' The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord." Lamentations 3:20-26

"For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow." Lamentations 3:31-33

"Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name." Psalm 103:1

Yesterday was a hard day. Lots of emotional issues to wade through. I don't know where I'd be without God. I really, really don't. How do people do this without the Lord?? I'm so thankful I'll never have to find out! Thank you, Jesus, for loving me even (especially!) when I'm unlovable!

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8


Jody said...

Dear Gigi,
God's Word available to us is one of His greatest gifts to us. I agree, how do people without our Savior ever go through loss like this. I think of you everyday and pray for you when the Lord brings you to mind.

Gigi said...

Thank you so much Jody. I've said it before and I'll say it with my dying breath...the Lord is my hope and my salvation! He keeps me going every single day!

Jess said...

Yes Gigi, I can't say that i have been where you are, but I do know that my God, our God, can handle, fix, do, make anything... He is all powerful and the Healer. I pray for you daily and your mom too... It's so wonderful that you keep such wonderful faith and a positive attitude!


Dawn said...

Such wonderful promises and encouragement. I'm so thankful that you found them just when you needed them - God is good like that!

I can't imagine what people do without the Lord in times such as you are going through. I have two friends right now who have lost young adult children - so sad - their lives had such amazing promise, but they will never suffer again on this earth.

jeleasure said...

Hi Gigi,
I'm still praying and believing in what I told you I would know has occured. You have not indicated that it has occured. And, no, I have not told you what it is I think will happen.