Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Promiise"

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God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.  ~David Nicholas

I'm getting  it. I'm understanding it now....it doesn't matter what happens.....or how bad things become...all the tough stuff....the disappointments...the dark places....the emptiness at times - His promises trump it all. And the neat thing....He's there...in our corner....holding on...never letting go....running with us. I didn't get that....really get it. I know it now. And knowing that....makes me stand strong...gives me a courage to not buckle and to trust that somehow things will turn out ok....maybe even better than ok.  

He didn't promise that eveything would be perfect. What He did promise is

strength for this day....light on our way, truth when we need it, help from above, undying friendship and undying love.  

34 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, much truth spoken here sis. I love you.

Anita Johnson said...

I get it too, but sometimes I need to remind myself I get it...does that make sense? Sometimes it seems too big to grasp. Sometimes His promises are hard for me to feel, but then I think of this verse...
2 Corinthians 5
"The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less."
That litlle taste of heaven has me holding fast to His promises.

Merana Leigh said...

Funny how we have similar posts this week...not coincidence, I'm certain! LOVE this: "gives me a courage to not buckle and to trust that somehow things will turn out ok....maybe even better than ok." By trusting Him, even when I say "I don't see what good could POSSIBLY come from this", He's faithful to reveal it every time! Every time!!!!

Surprised By Joy! said...

Sarah,
Thank you for sharing this song....I am getting it, too. My Pastor is going through the book of Job right now.

Blessings,
Tammy

Whidbey Woman said...

A big AMEN! He is with us. Always. In all things.
We must not lose sight of that. Love you, Sis.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah,
It is not always easy to remember He's right there!!! I am trying to be reminded of it daily.
Love,
Cindy

Mildred said...

AMEN! Awesome song.

Joan said...

Yes, He is always there. I need to be reminded of this when the road seems uncertain. Our posts were certainly similar this week.

Blessings,
Joan

Carrie Burtt said...

Amen to that Sarah...beautiful thoughts and truths here. :-)

Ginny said...

What a great post, and a great God. The song in the video is amazing, because my friend's grandson, who is a troop leader in Afghanistan, was just struck by a I.E.D. and is being flown to a hospital in Germany. The many scenes in this video certainly relate to that, you didn't know this, but God did!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

It has taken me a while, but I think I'm getting it. What a beautiful video and the words are as well. Thank-you so much for this poet today.
God Bless,
Ginger

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A big Amen! I always enjoy coming and reading your post, Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing and being an encouragement to ours.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I meant to say 'others.'

Lisa said...

Amen! I was just telling a friend that if can can just hold on and trust Him even though it looks like things are not working out...THAT is when the change comes.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

You make me smile! :) Bless you!

Renee said...

Quite a few of us speaking in the same train of thought....love when God does that! Yes, Trust....no matter what....trusting God in the good, the bad, and the ugly...Very good post, Sarah.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes I agree with Hanging on, HE has always been there. Yes better thank ok
kim

Dianne said...

Oh precious Sarah, I am so glad you are "getting it." Yes, I am too and it is a glorious experience. This post makes me cognizant of His many blessings to me once again. Just great, Sarah. Love it and you.

Dianne

Cinner said...

Sarah, Beautiful post, and yes things somehow always turn out okay and through God we get the strength to handle and go forward. hugs.

Judith said...

As another old song says 'He was there all the time...http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/allthetime.html Judith (Precious Moments)

Donnie said...

Your post is such a blessing for this lovely Sonday.

Saleslady371 said...

Isn't it amazing how our faith builds each time we put all our trust in his promises?

Clif said...

You're not only getting it--you have GOT IT! Soldier on!! Thanks for the video. Have a great week.

Cathy said...

Very pretty, thank God for His beautiful creation and promises.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Sarah! Blessings......

Amrita said...

Thank you for being a blessing thru thi s post Sarah

Lady_Amanda said...

Yes, Sarah in this life we can't expect the best of everything just the best care from the awesomest God to get us through until one day we get to the place where "all our tears will be wiped away." There nothing will ever hurt us again, there will be singing and dancing. If we believe that, then enduring the trails of this life will be better because we will not end up in the place with "the wailing and grinding of teeth." Thanks for the totally cool post.

Hugs and blessings,
Amanda

Wanda said...

There's nothing like moving beyond knowing a truth and it becoming revealed to you.

Sheila Deeth said...

Lovely reminder.

Nana Jul said...

Knowing, that you know that you KNOW....just totally and completely getting it...It's a freedom like none other!
And yes sweet thing I'm safe and strong In HIM...thanks for asking!
Love,
Julie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Thanks for the reminder. This is just what I needed to read today.

Deborah Ann said...

Beautiful thought...strength for this day. Loved the video. Strength, not perfection or easy coasting. And God in the middle of every page. Love it...

Wanda's Wings said...

You write with such beauty and truth!

Annesphamily said...

You write so wonderfully. You spell out the truth so beautifully and you ar eone amazing lady! Anne