Hey friends! I have been missing all of you! Last week was so busy and it really didn’t slow down until today! It’s been a “good-kind-of busy” though. I ventured to SC last week for a mini vacation and we also went to Nashville to begin some work on our new CD. Anyway- I just wanted to say Hi and to let you know that Sunday is Mamas day so we (mama and I) are putting together a blog-post together and we will be sharing that Sat or Sun. Hope you have the best Thursday!
“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” Psalm 33:13-15
Misunderstood. It left me weeping. Cutting words. They left me numb. My own reactions – less than perfect. Too late. Judged . . . condemned . . . longing for understanding. Perhaps you’ve been there, too.
And then, through the weeping, the longing, the hoping, the plummeting to the valley’s depth came a voice . . . “Seek not to be understood, seek to understand.”
The journey began. The healing journey. The restoration journey.
The comfort came. The comfort that no matter what “they” THINK – God KNOWS. God knows the rhyme and reason of it all. God knows success and failure – knows them in the earthly, temporal frame – knows them in Heaven’s eyes, and eternal forever.
In my humanity, I wanted them to think well of me. THAT I had to release to God and live as He wanted me to live no matter what “they” thought. The wished for understanding and longed for acceptance was something simply not in my control. These I must surrender . . . and keep surrendering. This robbing of my joy must stop – for truly the strength of the Lord stems from His joy. (Nehemiah 8:10)
Delighting had to come from the concentration on the attribute of our all-knowing Father Who loves.
“Our Father in heaven knows our frame and remembers that we are dust. He knew our inborn treachery, and for His own sake engaged to save us (Isaiah 48:8-11) . . . His knowledge of our afflictions and adversities is more than theoretic; it is personal, warm, and compassionate. Whatever may befall us, God knows and cares as no one else can.” A.W.Tozer
This all-knowing, powerful, loving Father who knows ALL about us, sent His Son save us, gives His Spirit to guide and comfort us, and wraps us in His loving arms with healing hugs of hope. Not rhetoric. Truth.
So . . . no matter what “they” think . . . GOD KNOWS!
By Janene A Dubbeld/FGG
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