The Hurting

It is hard to see friends hurt. It's hard to be a friend to someone and not be able to take away the pain and make it better. That's why so many times we try to come up with a reason for why suffering happens. We think if we can understand that will help the pain.

Many times our feeble attempts only make things hurt more; or worse yet build up faith in something that is not absolute - - the reasoning's and conclusions of our own minds.

So when we understand that there is nothing we can do to take away the hurt - where do we turn? What do we do?

We pray... that the God of ALL comfort will be made known in the suffering. That the grace of God will be clearly evidenced to those in the suffering. That God will under gird in His love and bear them up in their suffering - that He will give peace.

God answers our prayers. He comforts. I know I have seen it.

My prayers are with my friends at this time - - prayers that God will be so ever near to them that they know His presence minute by minute, hour by hour.

Will you join me in praying for them?


The Gift

"House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD."

Prudent = one of godly intelligence, pleasing disposition and sound wisdom in managing her household

I want to let God conform me to His image. I desire to allow Him to chisels away at the edges, add character that is lacking, brings trials to strengthen me. I know that as I go to Him daily reading His Word I will hear Him speak to me; showing me where I have sinned. How thankful I am that He always grants me His forgiveness, and as He does I learn of Him. He changes me.

I can not do it myself. My most diligent efforts at flesh reform will ultimately lead to defeat. Each defeat of the flesh confirms to my heart the sinfulness within. The utter hopelessness at making myself act like a Christian. I can not do it myself; but He can do it through me! He desires to do it through me. To show Christ to me - to change me.

"Not I, but Christ..."

I am spending more time at His feet, reading His Word, listening to His voice. I want to be like Him. I want to be a gift that he is able to give to my husband.

"...a prudent wife is from the Lord."

I want to have Him so work in me that He is able to say to my husband - "Here she is, I have molded her, strengthened her, and made her a help meet for you!"

He is Alive!


"O death, where is they sting? O grave, where is they victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God,which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!"

Christ the Lord is risen today! He lives within my heart!!