That one verse in the bible that can give so much comfort, yet can thoroughly convict you of your overwhelming humanistic desire to try to work things out for yourself and kick against the goads.
be still and know that i am God
Not an easy thing to do when there are so many unknowns floating around in your head, making your thoughts drift and flit from one thing to the next.
Not an easy thing to do when you worry about what tomorrow will bring, even though you know that we aren’t to worry about tomorrow, as tomorrow will look after itself.
Not an easy thing to do when you see your loved ones in pain, so tired and putting on a brave front for those around about.
But it’s a biblical promise that does get you through the day once you submit to it. It allows you to lay down your burdens because you know that God, in His Wisdom, has it all under control.
Three weeks ago we found out that the asbestosis that was found in dad’s lungs in February is indeed malignant and not benign as previously diagnosed. What the future will hold, we don’t know. What we do know is that God promises to be our Father. Our Comforter, Our Rock and Our Redeemer. He promises to hear every prayer even though they might not be answered in the way we would like. He promises that there is a hope and a future for all of us, even for dad. In fact, God had it all worked out from the very beginning.
Will my blog be filled with updates and little snippets about how dad’s doing? No. Apart from this post I will be keeping what goes on private.
But what can you do? Pray. Pray for comfort and strength for my family and everyone who is affected by this. Pray for health for dad and courage to face the treatment that we hope will start soon.
Pray for the ability to be still and know that God is God.