Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Surely Goodness and Mercy

My  physical  challenges seem  to  amplify  suddenly ,making  life  almost  unbearable . Drawn  into  the  whirlpool  of  able  bodied  people is  fearsome. I take  refuge   in  God  's  Word and  tightly  holding  on  to  His  promises brings  relief  and  comfort. Yesterday  the thorn in  my  flesh  pierced  very  hard and  I took  shelter under

Job  5;18
 For he wounds, but he also binds up;
he injures, but his hands also heal.

Psalm 94;17

If the Lord had not been my help
My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.

"God treats you the way one mother treated her young son, Timmy. She didn’t like the idea of his walking to school alone. But he was too grown-up to be seen with his mother. She did her best to stay calm, quoting the 23rd Psalm to him every morning:
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”

One day she asked a neighbour who walked with her daughter to follow Timmy to school, but to stay at a distance. After several days Timmy’s little friend said, “Do you know that woman who follows us to school? “Sure,” Timmy answered. “That’s Shirley Goodnest and her daughter, Marcy.” My mom reads about them every day in the 23rd Psalm She says they will follow me all the days of my life. So, I guess I better get used to them!
You will too. God never sends you out alone!"

Taken from Fearless
 By  Max  Lucado

13 Fertilize my soul:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Amrita ~ God certainly is our comfort. Without Him we would be lost.

I loved that little story by Max Lucado.

May you continue to feel God's loving comfort surrounding you at all times.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita,

Very inspiring post. All of us are handicapped in some way or the other. It is our trust in God that keeps us going. Wonderful post.

Best wishes,

María del Mar Hermoso said...

Hello, Amrita, it is a long time since I talked to you, but never dare to think I forget neither you nor your blog. It's just life. I hope you find in life everything that lets you feel like a woman who achieved her challenges.
Thank you so much for you friendship.
See you soon.

monsoon dreams said...

May you be fine soon,dear.

DeanO said...

Ms. Amrita, wonderful and touching post. This is one of my favorite songs!

Ash said...

Indeed, what would we do without His grace? Beautiful post!

Donetta said...

Hi Sweet Lady
Can you get a hold of some Frankincense and other healing herbs?

Jada's Gigi said...

A Sweet post....praying you will be comforted my sister...

Unknown said...

May goodness and mercy follow you too Amrita! That is a very cute story, but also a comforting reality. I am praying for you!

Prekmurska Gibanica said...

I also have big comfort from God's Word. It is good medicine for my soul.

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful and comforting post Amrita. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Pia said...

amrita, thank yo for sharing this. i miss reading blog posts of my friends. i love that cute story. you take care, okay? i will try to blog hop more and often. i am also going through some stuff. i haven't blog abt it yet.

i miss ya, girl.

Mrs. Mac said...

Dear Sister,

The Lord is our only comfort that never disappoints nor neglects. Hope you are filled with peace knowing He hears your prayers, sees and wipes away each tear.