Friday, August 25, 2006

trusting ...

i love this verse ... my year started out with it ... and what a year it has been!

we sold our house - and i packed and packed ...
we moved into a rental during the middle of winter ...
we continue to search for a place to buy - 7 months now ...
we’ve said final earthly farewells to loved ones ...
work has had changes - good and bad ...
and i have only this weekend and next, left in the salt mines in the park - then work ends again for the season ...

i hope i have grown as a person through all this - that i've allowed the Lord to work in me and through me ...

and dear blog buds - i truly hope that the condo we are waiting for opens up for us! sooner than later ... would be nice! *smile*

in the meantime ... i'm trusting in the One who holds every aspect of my past, present ... and future! He has a plan ...

as i close, i am humming a favourite hymn, feel free to join in ... *grin*

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.

But I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.

I know not how this saving faith
To me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word
Wrought peace within my heart.


I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing us of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in Him.


I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before His face I see.


I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.



Terry said...

Dear Saija.. This almost sounds like the lovely posting that Flip Flop had on her site on Thursday..

It is so nice that you will be off for the winter, You probably have lots to do.

The surgar mines that I work in is a year round job.Ha!!

I DID read my letter Saija and some of my dreams didn't come true.
But some dreams DID..

It sounds so strange, I was hoping in the letter that Dad wouldn't be transferred to Ottawa but three months after I wrote that letter we moved!!

Oh well..that June, I was saved in Ottawa so I guess in the long run it was Ok but it would have been nice to had been saved in Rivers and stayed out on the prairies!

Of course it was in Ottawa that I met Bernie, so that worked out alright.

I don't really know what ever happened to the boy I was going out with that was from Rosiel, Man. I guess life went on for him Ha!!Actually I think he married and ended up in Dawson Creek..out in the boon docks!

It was in Ottawa that I got a job and was finally able to buy a piano.
In my letter I asked myself if I ever became a piano teacher. To that I answered yes. For a few years I DID teach piano.

All in all, I guess my dreams DID come true Saija..

I guess I will have to put that letter away for another five years!!....
At which time I will probably be fatter and toothless and hard of hearing. the latter would come in handy sometimes!!..Love Terry

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love that verse and the hymn, too. The old hymns are so poetic and "meaty", aren't they? I sang along in my mind.

Saija said...

terry ... *chuckling* ... but don't you find that the dreams we dreamed as young women - might not necessarily be the ones we want as more mature women?

sabine ... yes, the older hymns speak to my heart's condition and sooth the aches ... glad you could hum along with me ... :o)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Saiji: Knowing that you have been to my blog you have of course seen this verse on it. I love it also. You have had a year also. We never know what the Lord has planned for us and we do not want to know. I am hoping that your condo will be done soon for you two to move in.
Have a good weekend.

Catherine said...

"but don't you find that the dreams we dreamed as young women - might not necessarily be the ones we want as more mature women?"

That is so very true -- "be careful what you wish for; you might get it." :) I sure hope you get that condo you've been wishing for very soon, though! I said a nice, long prayer for you and Leo last night to that effect.

daisymarie said...

Thanks. I needed this reminder. With the future so ambiguous I needed to remember who really is in control. Meanwhile back to trust!

Maggie Ann said...

I'm thankful to be reminded of His great love for us. This old world can spin us around so fast, how we need to encourage one another in the Lord! Thankyou dear friend!

Saija said...

Sandy ... we are sure hoping that we don't have to spend another winter here at the rental ... but if it's to be that way - then so be it! i do actively look everyday for a place for us to buy ...

catherine ... awww, thank you ... :o) ... i so appreciate that ... and i've been praying that the Lord has that perfect job all lined up for you! bless your heart ... *hugs*

tina ... yes, we either trust or don't trust ... i have a problem with that ... i say, Lord i know that you are leading - BUT - ... i guess i should just axe that "but"!!! humming "i just keep trusting my Lord, as i walk along ... "

maggie ann ... i'm glad to repay a favour - you encourage me many a time! ... and isn't it a blessing to be able to lean on Him when everything else seems to be sinking sand! ... hope you have a good service tomorrow!