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Saturday, September 6, 2008

He Is Faithful

Years ago, I remember sitting on a stump on a cold, winter night in a lonely pasture looking up at the gazillion stars. They seemed so bright and clear that night for some reason. I heard some whipporwills answering each other in the woods that lined the pasture clearing, but other than that it was silent. . . except for my heart!

There's something about disappointment, failure, loneliness, the "no way out" feeling, that just boxes you in, even though the expanse of the universe spreads out in front of you like one big open door. At that time, there was just no other way, no other choices. . . And God seemed so silent. . . as silent as the stars I was watching.

Yesterday, that same horrible feeling came over me as I had to face the fact that one more "crutch" I have been leaning on and trusting in to get me through these next few months won't be there at all. I felt that same silent, alone feeling as I did those years ago, sitting in that cow pasture!!!!

But you know, that same night, many years ago, the Lord in all of His infinite love and grace came along side of me on that stump in the pasture in a way I will never, ever forget. In my workshop a short ways away, I had a radio playing on a Christian station, and the song you are listening to now began to play. It was the first time I had heard it and listened as though God had sent a choir of angels to sing just for me! "HE IS FAITHFUL!"

I found my pathways through those times, and through many rough times since, and this song has become MY testimony of Who and What He is to ME! And I know He will be faithful through the next months of my life, too.

If, when I get to Heaven, and the Lord asks ME to sing a solo in my newly given, heavenly voice, something that would express how I felt about my life on earth, this would be the song I would choose. Please listen carefully to the words!

Then. . . .I wonder how many of you would step out of the throngs of Heaven and join in with me. . .. . would YOU?????

14 comments:

Nicole said...

I love that song! My mom and her family have sang that many times over the years! I will be singing that with you in Heaven. He is so faithful even when others aern't. Keep trusting my friend. I pray that Jesus gives you a BIG hug today from me. May you feel loved today more than any other day!

I'll let you in on a little seret...which probably isn't a secret to you at all...Jesus gives the BESTEST BEAR HUGS! I pray He gives you one today. May His presence be near!!!

Love,
Nicole

ceekay said...

Hi, I read a little about your chemo treatments. I had 15 months of 3 different chemos. I should have something brillant to say to you here, but chemo sucks. You will get through it...and I am thankful for it as it has given me extra days, but it is rough and there are no fancy way around it. Hang it there. Joy is coming! And the Lord is faithful.

This simple Life said...

Great big hugs. You are not going to heaven any time soon and nor am I. But someday in the far far future I will sing.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Smoochy holy kisses Miss Cora,
HE IS SOOOooOooOO FAITHFUL
and that is something I look forward to... singing to our heavenly Father TOGETHER!
EAGLE WINGS ;)
Lea

Linda said...

Wonderful song and I will step out and sing with you!!

I am sorry someone has not been kind to you. Please know that we are with you in thought and prayers!

papel1 said...

Hi Cora,
I thought of you while traveling around these past few days. I saw some pretty country in Nevada and Idaho. Now its home to rest awhile and we might take off again. I am catching up on all my blogs and yours were first. I am so sorry this is so rough on you! Hang in there.
Judy

StitchinByTheLake said...

Abandonment, betrayal, neglect by friends we thought would be faithful - such heart-hurting emotions. When my mother was sick my sister and I took care of her for a year. One brother did his best to help and the other...came the first month and didn't come back for 11 months. He "just couldn't." I don't understand couldn't but I know it exists. Though it's hard right now, pray for that friend. It will bring you peace. blessings, marlene

jane-of-ark said...

Cora, please, be assured..if God in His Mercy will give me a heavenly voice..I will surely sing with you this beautiful song of faithfulness!!! You wouldn't want me singing with you in my earthly voice...be assured of that, too!
(*grin*)

You always inspire me and I seem to pop in to read your blog on the VERY days I need to hear His voice ..to me.. through YOU!

Be well, dear Cora...

Love~~Jane

Raquel said...

Cora, the one and only time I was asked to sing a special at church here, a lady passed out. She had been on chemo and was so sick. I say that my voice was so beautiful she swooned - *snicker, snicker*. So I don't sing much here on earth, but when I get to heaven, I am going to sing, sing, sing! So I would definitely step out with you! God is indeed faithful and even though things on this earth may fail, God will see you thru! Much love, Raquel XO

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

Amen sista!! Steppin' out there with you!!

Hugs and love,
Vic

Toni said...

It`s amazing all the way God speaks to His people. God does love and care for us and even though it might seem like we`re in a hopeless situation, it is never as bad as it could be because our hope doesn`t come from anything this earth can give to us.It comes from Him and only Him. Even when our own health fails us we know that He never will. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me:)
I`m praying that God will restore your health Cora and strengthen you both physically and spiritually. I hope you have a peacefull Lord`s day today.
Love and blessings,
Toni

Oma aka Meme said...

hugs from Canada with prayer

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Cora, I will step out and sing with you my sister. What a glorious day that will be!

I'm sorry that you're feeling down and hurt and scared. Reading your experience of the Lord filling in those breaks in your heart has overwhelmed me once again. He will fill the darkness with light. He is faithful!

Love you so much. Wish I could sit on stump with you.

Lea

Gathering Hope said...

Oh my dear, this is beautiful. I must share it over at my place.
God holds you gently in the palm of his hand.
I'm thinking of you always.
S