Dec 15, 2007

Busy day

I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. Ps 57:2

I must confess. I got stuck on this passage when I read it. I struggle not to talk back to God like the faithless one of Romans 5:20 and say (about my own situation and Ian's), "Why have you made me like this?" He fulfills his purpose for me, but I don't like his purpose. I have to remind myself that his purposes behind our circumstances are good somehow. I also have to remind myself again and again that I deserve hell, but I've received mercy. The busy-ness of life has a way of drowning out the voice of mercy that should be loud and unavoidable. We've received circumstances from his hand that, though extremely difficult, are nonetheless something short of the unimaginable. So, I'll "cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his [good] purpose for me."

Ian had a busy day today. Our whole family and Larissa went Christmas shopping in Greensburg. That tired him out, but after he got a nap we got him up to go to a caregroup Christmas party. He was VERY tired, but it's good for him to be with family and friends.

Thank you for your prayers.

Steve

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tired is good, when we are praising the Lord!
Continued prayers, Rene

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for Ian and your family Steve. My prayer is that you would be freshly reminded especially through this season of the great love of God for you. The coming of Christ was an event designed with you and Ian in mind; the birth of Christ was part of the plan of God for Christ to be the Savior. Such great grace so that we who deserve His wrath might join the chorus of those that sing God's glory.
How thankful I am that this same grace, this same God, remains the object of your repeated thanks and praise as He leads you, Ian, and your family.
tom k

Mike H said...

for you Ian!

Lynn said...

The "Why?" answered: Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Sounds like you need what helped me deal with my husband's disability, after I became disabled three years before -- a book by Joni Erikson Tada and Stephen Estes, "He Wept."

I don't know if you know who Joni Erikson Tada is, but she became a quadroplegic at age 17 from a diving accident. Now, she helps the disabled community in the church while, on the side, painting beautiful and meaningful works with her teeth.

It seems that becoming disabled is a curse or a nasty trick, but truly, it is God working his good in us out of his love.

Lynn
aka "Mommy" to Teddy T. and Spaulding