Saturday, January 26, 2008


It's a pretty scary thing. It can control every thought, every movement or choice. There are moments in the past 24 hours where fear has crept into my head and heart and filled me with so much emotion that the tears just trickle down my face. Last night there was a time I needed to regroup. I grabbed my Bible and just opened to anything; my eyes fell on Lamentations 3: 19-32. The interesting thing is I have read this passage several times before, I know this not only because as I read it became familiar, but I had marked it with a star and line around it in its entirety. I have heard so many people say that sometimes you see a message you've already read and there is something new that strikes you. To look at it as a note from the Good Guy Himself sharing something you need to hear or know. It was this way for me last night. And throughout the day today when my mind would overwhelm me, I would bring to its front key phrases from the passage. Fear is definitely an amazing creation and as easy as it would be to give in, I refuse to. I have my moments, but I know one day all will be well and as the Word tells me I will patiently wait!!!

~I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust-there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love!~

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