A pause…….

The Lord put it on my heart to write a brief story of my testimony after my last post. I was not excited in doing it but knew I must out of obedience to Him. I got off the hook for a little while due to Him putting a pause, an intermission or the scriptures use the words selah or salah in my families path. There seems to be some disputes on what those words selah and salah mean in the scriptures. I am not a theologian but doing some research and having God bring that word to light in the mist of our trials makes me think I am somewhat on the right track.

My husband got into a farming accident back in mid March. It resulted in 3 surgeries and a partial amputation of his leg, just below his knee. It is now October and I am just getting back to this writing.  A “selah” has been put in our lives but we are getting back to our “new normal.”

God will allow us to go thru things that cause us to pause and see Him, truly see Him. To know Him as He is and as He should be known. We got a first hand glimpse on how sovereign He is.

Sovereign is one who possesses supreme authority. He is independent in and of Himself. He does not need any external authority or influences of any kind to help Him.  Based on those definitions we can say He is in complete control.

~Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.~ We have learned and been given so much during this time….abundant love from Him, our family, neighbors, people we did not know and others we hadn’t heard from for a while. He blessed us with amazing doctors, nurses and staff. God graciously blessed us financialy thru many means to help pay for extra expenses. I could go on and on of the blessings He gave and also allowed us to see so we would not look at all the negative and dwell there in the depths of it. It is now past October and getting into January as I try to finish this long-awaited post. I know that He will continue to bless us thru this tragedy with many lessons to woo us to know Him more and more.

~Daniel 4:35 All the inhabitants(people) of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of the heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have you done?”~ As humans we like to ask questions and want answers to those questions. God in His all-knowing sovereignty restrained us from asking the whys and gave us a peace that surpasses all understanding. So instead of pondering the whys, He rather had us just be in the moment on a minute by minute bases. When we left His protecting presence and wanted to ponder those whys He so graciously brought us back under His protective wings. Under those  sovereign wings that say,”I AM sovereign and I got this.”

~Jeremiah 29:11 I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.~ We wondered what the future held as far as work for my husband,  how much will he be able to work ect. ect. He took care of us every step of the way. Psalms says He is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Meaning we only see as far as He(lamp) shows us and a lamp doesn’t give off too much light, just enough to see where to go….one step at a time. My husband is back to work, full-time on the farm. Working right along with the others and keeping up, but in different ways. It’s a “new normal” that has formed. What a huge blessing, a true miracle that he is back to work so soon.

~Romans 9:20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to Him who formed it,”Why have you made me like this?”~ We are Gods people, He made us, He can do what He wants with us. We truly believe this. We may not like it but we do know that He knows what He is doing. We still have ups and downs, esp my husband, but we know that the all Sovereign God is writing our story and what He has started He will finish. So we wait with anticipation for the lessons we will learn and the plans He is unfolding and will unfold for our future.

I have always prayed that my husband will have the youth like Caleb (Joshua 14:11)did in his older years as he had in his younger years…I am beleiving that God will allow this for him. Praise be to God in the highest!

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