Friday, August 21, 2015

HARD WEEK, BUT GOD'S GOODNESS


Well here we are to Friday morning again already and honestly I can hardly believe it!  Is it me or did this week go even faster then usual?  And to tell you the truth since it was another hard, hard week for me I am not sure how that happened, as it seems as though HARD times crawl by usually.  Maybe just another way our God is merciful.  Like before [same situation....continuing problem] I am not at liberty of discussing what has been going on but I can say this.  Sometimes the mistakes we make in this life just have LONG term repercussions and irreversible consequences.  There is no quick and easy fix, and sometimes we just have to accept that the asking for or the granting of forgiveness is not something that is always easily done.  In reality most times BOTH are very difficult.  I have experienced all of this the hard way.  I will admit that it is me looking for the forgiveness this time, and tell you as well that usually for me it is the other way around.  It is MUCH easier I think to forgive then it is to WANT it and to understand it may take a while to receive it.  It is definitely harder when you know your heart was in the right place, and yet it doesn't change the wrong that was done.  My sorrow has been somewhat overwhelming.  And yet, as always in my life how grateful I am for a forgiving and loving God who stands by me and strengthens and carries me through hard times.  That we receive His forgiveness just for the asking, and there is no question as to rather or not we deserve it.  We don't...plain and simple.  And yet out of His great love He grants it willing and with no remembrance of past mistakes.  I have hung on to several scriptures this week that have brought me comfort, but this one in particular brought great peace and hope.

Isaiah 1 - 3  "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I AM the Lord your God."

I have kept myself busy [always good medicine for me!] and have completed all the stitching for the envelopes of the second advent calendar.  I will begin hot gluing the numbers on it today and the little bows.  Meanwhile I have decided to make little trick or treat bags for the New Mexico grands as well and got all the materials I needed for that project yesterday.   Today I am going to take Jeffie and Cody for one last summer outing with grandma as school starts for them on Monday, and I am looking forward to spending time with their sweet little selves.

I just have to show you one little video of Sam and Luke.  Sam is very patiently TRYING to show little brother Luke how to blow on a harmonica.  Grandma saw herself in little Luke, lol.  It was how I reacted unfortunately every time I couldn't get my embroidery machine to work right, lol.  Kind of a like a 2 year old, lol.  Persistence paid off eventually Melody said for Luke as he stuck to it no matter how frustrated he became until he had it down.  Maybe a little stubborn like grandma too, lol

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Hope you all have a good week-end, and experience and see God's love and peace all around you!  Blessings, Debbie

8 comments:

  1. What a sweet video. It seems like Luke was just born yesterday. Wow!

    I know the feeling of needing forgiveness for this or that and how wonderful it is to receive it, but you are forgiven by God, no matter what and those who have a difficult time forgiving, not to sound preachy, but they should carefully consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:15: "But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Forgiveness is not an option, if we expect our sins to be forgiven. I will keep you in my prayers, Debbie.

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  2. I totally get Luke!!! Just like you said you did over your machine. I admit this week to feeling like throwing something across the room, then getting mad at myself, because I thought where did that come from?
    I am so sorry you are going through that. My boys asked me that question this week too. It just seems things, events and people just are coming to a head. I know it has for us and we are still trying to figure out where the truck came from that ran over us as we struggle to pick up the pieces of our life. Every single day there was some kind of blow. I love your sweet spirit and your verse. I have been hanging onto God's Word this week with every thing I have. It really is the only thing that makes sense in this crazy world don't you think? I will be praying for you.

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  3. OH Debbie, I'm sorry for your pain. I think the pain of unforgiveness (on either side of the issue) is one of life's worst. I will add you to my prayers today. I'm so behind on reading blogs, and don't know if I missed something here, but regardless I will be saying a prayer for your wounded heart. Hope you had a wonderful day with your grands!

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  4. Such a heartfelt post Debbie and I so feel your pain and I pray that in the end that you will see God glorified through all of your grief. Life can be so tough at times. Someone I love dearly is going through a very difficult time right now and I so wish that I could fix it" for them but that is not possible and I know that the Lord is going to use this for good in their life. Hugs to you!

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  5. Debbie, I'd like to reach out across the miles and give you a hug! Life is just full of hard and human things, isn't it? I am so thankful that He is a God of grace and mercy and He sees the heart! I am saying a prayer right now that you will know God's peace and that He will give you direction.

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  6. Oh Debbie, dear Debbie. I've been in that situation ... needing forgiveness and waiting and waiting and waiting. It's a hard ... and sad ... place to be. Praying that you will find comfort from our Father who forgives quickly and easily and that He will bring a glorious resolution to this painful situation, my friend. {{{hug}}}

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  7. Hi Debbie. I don't know what happened, but I can feel your pain. I am so sorry, and hope that it all comes to a very amicable conclusion very soon.
    XO Kris

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  8. There definitely are consequences to actions even though we can forgive. I appreciate you not sharing the details. I know I have a few myself. But then I remember how God has forgiven me and it helps. Sorry I've not been by to visit your blog lately as life has been so busy with ending summer camp and then starting our school year. I have a class of Pre-K 2's so they keep me hopping for sure. I always enjoy seeing your grands and the boys are too funny together.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!