Saturday, May 24, 2014

Remembering . Hoping . Seeking . Waiting

"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."
- Lamentations 3:19-26.


=   sharing sabbath with Lisha   =

18 comments:

  1. His faithfulness - new every morning. Even the accident we had two hours before leaving for the family viewing time on Thusday, while it left us "shook up" and pretty seriously damaged the "good" car, we were not hurt. And we were not late and we had a very special family time together. One of the best parts was my 3 year old GD looking at Great Grandpa's body, telling us "Him in Heben." Yes he is...and it is sad and it is good and both are all mixed up together. We are resting a lot - and the memorial service is in Tuesday. Thank you for your prayers...he is answering them .

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    1. Those little 3 year olds have the best of wisdom, uttered in the most priceless ways. And it's at the bittersweet seasons like this that maybe we appreciate their words most. I am grateful that you're safe, Carol, and pray that Tuesday's service will bring deepest comfort to your soul ...

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  2. and we get to try again...wake up to the newness of that great love every morning. Blessed to spend time with you Linda!

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    1. Yes, Lisha ... new every morning, day in, day out. I deeply rest in the truth that He never changes like shifting shadows ...

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  3. Hope is the benefit of waiting and seeking - and the three working together build a bridge to Him. It's His masterful plan.

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    1. And the truth is we do not want to wait! Yet, that often seems His plan, and in those waiting room seasons He often invites us to someplace deeper in our faith.

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  4. Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

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    1. It's been a beautiful one in every way. I am grateful. Period.

      ;-}

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  5. Waiting quietly with you, Linda. I just wish I could wait with you on the seaside! It's one of my favorite places (New England coasts, that is!). Thanks for this reminder that God is good to those who seek Him!

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    1. Yes, there are many gathered in the waiting room. And I can't help believing we're in very good company there ...

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  6. I remember, too - and am so glad He loves us more than I can imagine - forgives us, redeems us, washes us anew! Wishing you blessing my friend!

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    1. There are gifts in the remembering ... as long as we don't stay in that darkness so long that we lose hope.

      Thanks for finishing out the weekend with us here!

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  7. I love these verses from Lamentations. I have also seen the translation that His mercies are new every morning and it is such an amazing reminder that we get to start each day with a clean slate. God's grace pours out on us like honey! So sweet and good! Blessings to you today, Linda!

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    1. And oh how we need those life-giving mercies ... some days before our feet even hit the floor! Praise God for clean slates and fresh opportunities!

      Evening blessings, friend ...

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  8. Linda,
    So much comfort in these verses in Lamentations about God's unfailing love...and daily mercies...so very grateful :)

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    1. It's one of those favorite passages that's brought comfort and perspective more times than I can remember over the decades ...

      Thanks for finishing off the weekend with us, Dolly. I am grateful you are here.

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  9. My heart has so often been for Jeremiah He went through so much and saw so much and knew what the significant consequences could be. Lamentations was filled with his heart and his hope for us and others. Blessings for sharing the Word and coming up with a photo that fits in.

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    1. Hey CaryJo ~ No wonder Lamentations is in the Bible! God knew that we would mourn, grieve, and wrestle with faith in the process of moving through this life. And yet His mercies are new each day and He is faithful to the end. And for that, all I can do is give Him praise ...

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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