Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A HUGE thank you for all your support, encouragement, messages and prayers both yesterday and today and in the past.  We are both overwhelmed and humbled by the show of love that we are surrounded with.

I know that many of you just don't know what to say and that's ok - sometimes words are just not necessary.

I feel that life is now a bit surreal - we are now living in a limbo that is really hard to explain.  The decision has been made and there is no going back from that and yet there seems to be no going forward either.  We're kind  of stuck living one day at a time - which is prob a good thing - but I hate the feeling of an uncertain future.  I know that God has 'got this' and that He has plans for our lives and that I need to give it all to Him.  But even though we give ALL to God we so easily turn around again and collect all that baggage back up.

Total surrender - is it really possible to leave everything (our fears, worries and cares) at the foot of the cross and move forward leaving it there and have total peace?  Some days I manage it (a little bit) and other days not so well.  God is in control of all that goes on in our lives and I can take comfort in the knowledge that He will sustain us and see us through and that in everything He will be glorified.

A dear friend who is travelling a similar as us sent us a wonderful email and I'd like to quote something that he wrote.

'God's promises are eternal and He will not fail us. His purposes are higher than ours, and as we face the pain of what he has called us to face, we can only turn to Him in trust and hope. Hope in His promises and trust that He has our souls in His hands. I don't say 'life' because I think that as we face these trial we see the reality that this life is a passing thing. Our life is purely and only to be lived to glorify our Lord. We have done many other things in our life but that is the essence and I pray that you can be comforted by this sure knowledge that the suffering you both are going through is a price that can be paid in the Lord's strength.'

Another friend sent me a message today with the following text - which really spoke not only to her but to me also.

Praise to God for a Living Hope
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.  

1 Peter 1:3-7

Thank you for continuing to follow this journey with us.  If you feel the need to share this blog then please do so.  May God be given the glory.

Love and blessings

PS: Sorry if my posts seem to ramble a bit - sometimes my thoughts tend to be a bit disjointed.  It doesn't help that I'm 'blonde' ;0)

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