Monday, June 04, 2007

monday musings ...




during our 3 weeks of almost constant rain, this poor hanging basket of mine was just drowning! its' flowers love sunshine and there was no sunshine to be had ... i wondered if the weather beaten blooms would ever pick up .. but as soon as the sun came out, the flowers perked up and started to reach for the warmth ...

isn't that kind of like us? ... we get beaten down by life's problems ... almost drown in the misery of a valley experience ... yet - everything has an end ... and a beginning too ... once we hike out of that valley and perch on the mountain top, we have a better vantage point of the journey we just completed ... then we can rest for abit and just bask in the SONshine of God's blessings ...

nature always has a way of making me "see" God ... and i think that's what He intended ...

today as my husband battled another bout with fever, as well as the usual yuckies of chronic pain - i wondered what good can ever come out of this situation? i don't have the answer to that ... yet ... but i do trust that one day our lives will blossom in ways i cannot see now ... i have faith the SON will not forget us ...
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We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. ~He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

17 comments:

Maiju said...

Amen!

it's God's mercy that SON shine always comes even tough we know we don't deserve it. it just comes...

jel said...

I will add my Amen to that!



blessings
and huggs

Saija said...

maiju ... mercy, such a wonderful word ... and grace, equally sweet ... may both be yours as well!

jel ... ((hugs)) and blessings backatcha ... i'm just hoping leo has a more comfortable day today - tho' it again started early for him, with some more physical problems ... poor guy ...

Penless Thoughts said...

Touching post and oh so true.
Susan

elizabeth said...

My mama always said when you get to the end of your rope, you tie a knot and HANG ON! And believe me, if anyone hung on, it was her...beyond what anyone could ever have anticipated even! She outlived the doctors dire predictions by at least a decade! GOD is truly in control...HE is at work all the time, even when we cannot see it.

Beautiful flowers there!! I planted a handful in our front yard this year...small, but a spot of color.

Mrs. Diamond said...

God bless you Saija!!!!

Terry said...

Dear Saija..The flowers are so beautiful and you know what both you and Leo are beautiful too!
We will be praying for Leo and we will be rejoicing for you both when you have finished your last Friday of working at the salt mines!!
It will be so glorious...just you wait and see!!...Love Terry

Saija said...

elizabeth ... may you have a beautifully blooming flower garden this summer!

mrsd ... and you, Wendy!

terry ... thank you! i had a little sample of "life after the salt mines" today - and i liked it - very much! *huge grin*

Ab said...

rightly said...
when you can look down at the past and reflect on how God guided you through Impossible situations, we cant helped feeling confident that no harm can come our way. Because we have One on our side, Who is unfazed by these issues.
I had one such experience earlier this year, when i was on a job search. it was impossible, but i knew it wasnt the nature of my God to let me down. Anyways, it ended in the most beautiful way possible, and I love my job.

Pat said...

My heart goes out to you and your husband - its hard to see that silver lining when you are living with constant pain.
Lord, I pray in the name of your beloved Son that you would reach down a touch Leo in a miraculous way. Father your word says you bore those stripes for our healing and right now I claim that healing for Leo in Jesus name. Amen
There is always sunshine after the rain...blessings!

auntibeck said...

Yes, I add my amen to your sweet prayer, Pat, for these dear folks. What a beautiful floral basket Saija! WE are in a drought--but our flowers are beautiful--and we just keep watering and watering hoping that a little rain will come along the way to give our water bill a break! Still loving your blog and how you share your heart.

David Warren Fisher said...

Saija:

Did you check out Pilgrim Scribblings today? I copied your post...it was so good. THANKS!
Are you watching Mike and the Sens tonight? It's going to be tough to watch but I'm going to do it anyways.

Much love in Christ,

David

Saija said...

ab ... yup, God's ending to the stories of our lives are way better then we could ever imagine!

pat ... thank you so much for the prayer ... it is SO appreciated ... leo's fever left, he gets these "mystery fevers?" ... but i know the pain has been worse then usual, because of the rains we had ... i have ONE more weekend at the salt mines - PTL!

antbk ... thank you for the amen ... where 2 or more are gathered - and i think our blogs are gathering places too! ((hugs))

david ... i did indeed see that ... here's hoping that someone else that is struggling will take heart!! but for tonight, we are cheering Mike & the sens on - tho' with one goal scored in the first few minutes of play, well it is a nail biter!!

Corry said...

Such a beautiful and encouraging post, thank you!
I will remember both of you in my prayers. God bless you.

God's Grace.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh Saija, what beautiful truths, deep and anchoring. It reminds me of a quote by Amy Carmichael..."we are trusted to trust". I hope your husband feels better soon! Sending up a prayer from my heart...

Saija said...

corry ... i so appreciate prayer ... thank you ...

maggie ann ... thank you! ... i'm hoping when this rain quiets down soon and leo is able to go for walks (even a block!) with me ...

Lorna (see through faith) said...

thanks for these words of encouragement saija :)