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| thankful in all circumstances | :Sorrows Covered by God's Promises:

February 05, 2015  •  1 Comment

Most of my life, for various reasons, I've pretended that I'm doing alright and have my act together. Well, that is not the truth for me. It is not an easy lesson, but God is slowly teaching me that I sure don't have it all together and that it's also good to be honest about this with other people. Through a life-long struggle with depression and now the uncertainty and grief of my husband's major, life-threatening health struggles God has taught me that it's actually a good thing to face these trials. It is the perfect opportunity to trust Him and grow closer to Him.

 

Today was another one of those really difficult days. One of the many days where I just don't know if I can keep on going any longer. After lunch my husband and I sat at the table and talked about it. I could not even look at him, just sat there with my eyes closed, sitting next to him, with tears running down my face. I am so thankful that my husband is so kind, patient and encouraging. One thing I remember from our discussion is how my husband kindly reminded and encouraged me that I need to take my thoughts and compare them to Scripture and to know that God's Words are true and my thoughts need to be changed to fit the truth of what He says.

 

Later, as I was standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes, I saw my spot at the table. There were several of my tear drops left on the table from when my husband and I were sitting there talking. And the really neat thing was that as the sun was shining through the leaded glass window it cast a rainbow right over my tear drops. What a great reminder of what we had just discussed! I am thankful that our sorrows are covered by God's Promises.

 

View the |thankful in all circumstances| blog post for this photo here: http://www.amandacreamerphotography.com/blog/2015/2/-thankful-in-all-circumstances-sorrows-covered-by-gods-promises

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

~Psalm 18:30

 

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

~ Hebrews 4:12

 

Every word of God proves true.
He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.

~ Proverbs 30:5

 

The grass withers and the flowers fade,
but the word of our God stands forever.

~ Isaiah 40:8

 

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.

~ Revelation 21:4

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's this all about??

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5:18

I have noticed several friends that daily list something they are thankful for during the days leading up to Thanksgiving. This gave me the idea to start a collection of pictures that reflect things that I am thankful for. This will be a simple project with no guidelines or "rules"...I will post pictures as frequently as it is possible for me to do so and am allowing myself to use pictures I have taken in the past or take new pictures. This is not just a "Thanksgiving thing" that I will quit on November 23--this is something I will continue to do all year long. The main idea behind this is to keep the photography side of this simple and focus more on the heart--applying 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and having a true spirit of thankfulness for all God has done for me and blessed me with.
You can view all the |thankful in all circumstances| blog posts here or view all the photos in the |thankful in all circumstances| collection here: http://www.amandacreamerphotography.com/thankful

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

2.Pat(non-registered)
This is a beautiful post. I'm so thankful for our God and Savior and for the wonderful husband He has given you. It sure takes courage to "bare your soul" and can be painful, but I am sure God will bless you for you candor and openness. I love you all and am praying for you. Life is hard and sometimes sad because we live in a broken world. But in a little while, we will be with our Father and Jesus, and we will have our happy ending that He has promised all who believe in Him!
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