Friday, April 26

The Thick of It

How deep the Father's love for us. How vast beyond all measure. That He should give His only Son. And make a wretch His treasure...

Do you know this song? It's playing in my head as I type this. How Deep the Father's Love For Us.
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Without going into any great detail, I must say that it has been an interesting year. Stressful. Life's challenges never seem to let up. Just when I think we might be through the worst of it, another obstacle presents itself. Faith is tested. Patience is stretched and perseverance becomes the only way to proceed. And through it all, God is faithful to provide a peace that passes all understanding and a joy that is unspeakable.

He draws me closer. And because I know the wonder of being close to the Father, I thank Him for allowing the trials.

Dear sweet friend, if you are in the thick of it, don't let go of the faith. I promise you God is the only thing that will make sense of the struggle. Maybe not immediately, but down the road. You will see His goodness. He is faithful. He loves you.


  1. Thank you for reminding us of this...And He loves day at a time Court...thinking of you

  2. Hey sweet bloggy friend! Hope all is well! Sending lots of virtual hugs your way! I pray your trial is a short one..I know how hard things can get..But yes, God is faithful and His judgments are true and righteous! Sometimes, when things get bad for me.. I just remind myself that He knows what He's doing..and even though it doesn't seem right. It is. For whatever reason..Later we will find out why...



    Janette Lane Blog

    PS. And YES I know that song! It's so lovely!

  3. Sweet sister,

    Oh how I know the words that you speak! The past few years I have had my share of struggles and at times I would just cry out to the Lord...

    But He has shown me so much about Himself, myself, and has strengthen/grown me in ways I could not have imagined.

    I am praying for you tonight to press on, look to Jesus, and rest secure in Him.

    Lots of love!! XOXO <3

  4. I love that hymn! I can hear it playing in my head right now.

    I'm feeling so similar to this right now. Thanks for this post--it's always good to cling to that reminder--God is faithful. No matter what.

  5. That is SUCH a beautiful hymn! As soon as I read your first lyrics, I immediately went to my iTunes and put it on!!! I totally understand where you are. I've been there for much of this year as well. Trials and tribulations are all "opportunities for growth" (as my mother-in-love likes to say). They're so hard, but with His help, we can see the learning and the beauty in all of them! I pray that you'll have His peace today. :-)

  6. One of my favorite hymns!

    My favorite verse:

    Why should I gain from His reward?
    I cannot give an answer
    But this I know with all my heart
    His wounds have paid my ransom

    what beauty and truth


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