Having been asked to fill in for our normal church pianist yesterday, I had the opportunity to choose which hymns we would be singing. I knew immediately one of the hymns would be “It Is Well With My Soul”; the hymn we sang at her funeral. It is truly well with her soul now. She is in the presence of the Most High- our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is hard for those of us who are left here on earth. I miss her so much. It was all I could do not to weep all day yesterday, and when we visited her grave, I couldn’t stop. I know she is in a better place. She’s no longer suffering- she is no longer in pain. She is resting in the presence of God. She has, as her name means, been “Born Anew“.
I know God will continue to bring healing to our family as time continues to pass. The Lord is always faithful to His promises. I realize even though I can’t see the whole picture, God can. This year has been an interesting journey, to say the least. There have been quite a few times where I thought I knew exactly where God was leading, and found out His plan and mine were not the same. It has been a humbling process to continue learning to lean on God- to trust Him, even when I don’t understand His plan and purposes. Over the past week or so, Psalm 147:3-7 has been the scripture I have really been thinking and meditating on:
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the humble;
he casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre!”
He has promised to heal us and bind our wounds, no matter how great they are or how large the burden is we carry. He knows the names of all the stars, numerous as they are. We serve an awesome and wonderful Lord! I would encourage you today to rest in and on the Lord. Trust Him to lead you where you should go. Seek Him in all you do.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6