Friday, August 8, 2014

EVEN THOUGH

Even Though life's journey looks nothing like you dreamed.  Your dreams have turned into nightmares

Even Though death's sting has left you grieving and wondering why one so precious has been taken from you

Even Though your health is rocky and pain is your constant companion and your body has betrayed you

Even Though you are not sure how you will pay your bills, educate your children, put food on the table

Even Though your friends have deserted you-turned their backs and abandoned you leaving you completely alone

Even Though your precious child was taken and the hole in your heart will never be filled

Even Though your spouse has walked away, turned their back, forsaken you for others

Even Though your children fled your home and walked the path of poor choices

Even Though your loved one is disabled, demented, or suffering with chronic or terminal disease 

Even Though the sky is no longer blue, but has turned black and the birds no longer sing

Even Though this life seems to have betrayed you and you have lost the ability to even dream

Even Though when it could not get worse--it became even more bleak and you fear what's next

Even Though there is no more dream for a better tomorrow, only the reality of today

HE IS HERE and He will never leave you, and He will always love you,
He will sustain you, He will hold you, He will be by your side,
He will shower you with grace and cover you with mercy
He will be your faithful guide.

Even Though life seems hopeless--He is our hope
                               life seems meaningless--He is our meaning
                               life seems bitter--He is our joy
                               life seems loveless-HE IS LOVE


When I find nothing left but God,
then I fine that God is all I need.
Amish Proverb


So what do you think?  With God on our side like this, how can we lose?
If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us,
embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst
by sending His own Son,
is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?
Romans 8:31-32
The Message



4 comments:

  1. "Even though" reminds me of Dr. Laura Schlesinger's radio program. She's always reminding people that "even though (insert problem or worry here)" happens, it's no excuse for bad behaviour. It's childish like the "what if" crowd likes to spout. In other words, it's unproductive. She's quite right. Thank you for the inspirational message today. Hope Texas received some of this lovely rain we had here in SE last night. ~:)

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    1. Oh, Sparky, I remind myself--my ways are not God's ways and my thoughts are not His. I serve a MIGHTY God--who owes my no explanations! NO RAIN---MUCH HEAT---here in Fort Worth! SIGH!

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  2. Great post! Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

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    1. Bless you, Linda! Counting down those days I am sure!

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