Friday, September 26, 2014

Faithful to the End

Happy Friday!  After a day of rain yesterday, the sun is appearing big and bold and strong this morning.  I love that.

It seems impossible that it was just one week ago that we received the diagnosis.  In the time since I have been loved on by family and friends and prayed for most hours of the day from all parts of the country.  It feels as if those prayers have, in a sense, carried me through the week.

I was thinking this was maybe the longest week of my life, but Avery was born four days late and that was also a really looonng week.  :)

I  have had such a sweet, ever-present sense that God is with me.  The God who created the heavens and the earth and is all-powerful, yes.  But more so, I've experienced the Jesus who so tenderly got down on the ground so He could look little children in the eye.  The Jesus who stopped in the middle of the mob clamoring for Him to find out who'd touched the hem of His garment.

There is so, so much to be thankful for and I've been dwelling on that inexhaustible list.  Not in a Pollyanna, looking-for-a-ray-of-sunshine-in-the-clouds kind of way, but in a deep knowing of how very blessed I am...I never want to forget all of His benefits.

He has been faithful, He'll be faithful again.

When I'm feeling afraid
Full of uncertainty
When the plans that I've made
All fall apart

When the future's unclear
And all that i can do is wait
There is a promise
Echoing in my heart

He will be faithful to the end
He will provide time and time again
He will be faithful
So faithful to the end
He will be there when all else fades
His love is stronger than my pain
He will be faithful
So faithful to the end

There is grace I can't measure
Mercy I don't deserve
There's forgiveness that's endless for me
Oh what a blessed assurance
To know how deeply I'm loved
And I'm always reminded
That He will be all I need


sara said...

Lisa, it encourages MY heart knowing you go into this trial with a deep knowledge of who God is and how much He loves you. And even in the midst of your storm, your words and the words of this song that you are sharing touch my heart in the middle of my storm.

Praying for you and your family.

Amy said...

You're my hero!

LuAnn said...

I am thankful for the faith that you have and the trust you have in God for his plan for you. Your faith will just grow stronger through it all.
He will never leave your side.

Continue to pray for you, Shaun and the kids.

Ashley Beth said...

Been praying for you fervently all week and will of course continue to do so. Your faith in these circumstances is a shining light. How I wish you didn't have to walk this road, but we know that God is always good and forever faithful. Hugs and prayers to you.

Michele said...

We are praying without ceasing. Praising God for His peace and strength. No doubt my friend, He has you in the palm of His hands. Here if you need us!

The Bug said...

Praying for you every day...

Amy Joy said...

Amen! Brought tears to my eyes. And as I was reading, "Oh the Bood" came on my iTunes. Grateful for your focus and faith, and God's ever-present peace surrounding you. Looking forward to the praise report party! :) xo