February 23, 2007

He Never Leaves Us

One never knows what a day will bring. Last Saturday morning Mr. P and I were out enjoying the beautiful day doing some shopping, having a wonderful lunch, and just enjoying each other's company. Things can change in just an instant. The call came, Mr. P's mama had suffered a massive heart attack. The week was a blur of endless hours spent in waiting rooms, talking to doctors and trying to give comfort. In the midst of all this as we are leaving for the hospital our drainage system backs up sending water flowing all over our house. After a large check is written our bank account is considerably lower than it was before. A beloved pet of fifteen years dies and there is hardly any time to even shed tears. Stress levels remain on high alert because of extended family members who just can't "seem to get along" even in the midst of a crisis.

These are everyday occurrences for most people. Things happen because life happens. Life isn't going to be "smooth sailing" all of the time. Most of us have to travel through troubled waters and sometimes we can barely manage to even hang on. But guess what?? We do hang on! Why? Because we have a heavenly Father who loves us. He is not only there with us for the "big" things in life, such as grave illness and deaths, he is also with us in the little things such as faulty plumbing and leaking toilets. He is with us always. He never leaves us. He cares about every detail of our life. Our pain is His pain and our sorrow is His. He brings us through the valley and back up on solid ground. Oh, what a comfort that is to know!! As one of my favorite hymns proclaims, "What a friend we have in Jesus!"


Copper's Wife said...

What a friend we have, indeed, in our Lord! Oh, Susan, what a week you've had. Consider yourself hugged good and tight just now by a friend thousands of miles away!

Julieann said...

Susan, I had no idea what an incredible week you actually had all at once, bless your heart!!! Your post was beautifully written and I agree 100%.

I love footprints too...
(((gentle Hugs)))


Anonymous said...

Oh, Susan, I'm sorry you have been through so much. We do thank God He will never leave us nor forsake us. We can cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us. God Bless you and your family, Dear. A big hug from me.


Mrs. C said...

I'm so sorry for all you've gone through this past week. I wish I were able to help you in some way, but know that I'm praying for you and sending ((hugs)).

Candy said...

Sorry to hear about the rough week..I will keep you in my prayers :)

~ Candy

Anonymous said...

Susan, what a week you have had. I wish I could be there to help but know that you and your family are in my prayers. Sending hugs and blessings to you.

Mary from Here's Home who switched to the new blogger and now cannot leave comments unless I leave them anonymously.

Jodi said...

(5b)for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (6a) So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper...Hebrews 13:5b-6a

Oh, Susan, what a precious post to glorify our Lord. It is a wonderful thing to be held in the arms of our Savior, to know that He holds us safely as the storms rage round about. You have a sweet spirit, Sister! ((Susan))

Kelli said...

What an amazing post to write after the week you've had, Susan. You are an inspiration. Sending you big (((hugs))) from Texas.

deb said...

I'm praying for you Susan...I just didn't know to pray for ALL those things! I'll continue.

Karen said...

Sometimes life is just plain hard, isn't it. I'm so glad we have Jesus! I'll be praying for you. (((hugs)))

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Since our two cats are fifteen years old, I can just imagine how you feel. It can be as hard as losing our human loved ones at times.

Praying for you!