Tuesday, December 18, 2007

In Other Words Tuesday


“Don’t blame the suffering in the world on the anger of God. He’s not mad; he didn’t mess up. Follow our troubles to their headwaters, and you won’t find any angry or befuddled God. But you will find a sovereign God.Your pain has a purpose.
Your problems, struggles, heartaches, and hassles cooperate toward one end — the glory of God.”
~ Max Lucado ~It’s Not About Me :This quote really speaks loudly to me, especially right now during my health battles. In no way at all do I blame God for my health problems, or my eye pain. He is not punishing me by making me suffer, He is not angry at me. But, I do believe there is a reason for all of this. I pray that through whatever I may have to endure, God will be glorified. It is during our times of stress, heartaches, and trials that we can grow stronger. When we are weak, He is our strength. If we cling to Him through every storm we go through, He will be glorified. My pain does have a purpose, to bring me even closer to God. I want to honor Him with my life, I want everyone to know how awesome He is. He is my bright shining beacon, never leaving me to face the darkness lost, and alone. I give Him all the praise, morning, noon, and night. Throughout all the days of our life's, may we seek the glory of God.

15 comments:

lori said...

ahhh, you speak from the place that this quote begins...you are in the middle of it and YOU are allowing HIM to use this time for HIS GOOD and GLORY...you reflect that everyday on this blog...
it's all about faith,
faith in what we can't see, explain or understand...
Denise, you live it girl!
peace,
lori

MiPa said...

Oh, sweetie, your life glorifies Him everytime your positive attitude is displayed for blogsphere. You encourage me so much! Bless you!

Angela said...

What an AWESOME post today, Denise.
You are such a shinning example of God and how he is glorified through your life. Your blog is such an inspiration to us all. We LOVE you and I praise God for giving you the strength to see his glory through it all.

Many wonderful blessings for you today, my precious friend...Denise!!!

Susan said...

"It is during our times of stress, heartaches, and trials that we can grow stronger. When we are weak, He is our strength."

Amen and Amen to that!

I'll keep praying for your healing, you are such a blessing!

Susan

Talk..to..Grams said...

Blessings to today and know many prayers are going up for you!! Love and hugs, Carolyn

Robyn said...

Denise: Your complete reliance on Him during your trails is always inspirational. I love how you have never blamed God but are always talking about how much you love Him. You may never know how many people you touch with that attitude. It's amazing and fun to read about!

Living Beyond said...

I agree with Lori you truly do show God's glory through your posts many times here.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Amen....

My Papa.. My Abba... Has been so good to me...no matter what happens in my life.. He loves me and I.. I love Him...

and that He has enough love to love each one of us with all HIS love...

thank you sweetie and I love you with all my love

According to HIS Power said...

Amen, my precious friend. You helped me so much with this post today. Love you, Julie

Donetta said...

Tomorrow at noon we still on ?? You dial up or me?

http://www.hopefulspirit.com said...

I love the Christmas decor of your blog!

I knew that you would write a wonderful post about this quote. And you, as always, did not disappoint.

I hope that you are doing well and I will be anxious to read about further medical answers provided to you.

Sending you and Eddie much love in this holiday season!!

Glo said...

Great post.........Amen!!

Glo said...

GREAT POST...AMEN TO ALL YOU SAID.
YOUR IN MY PRAYERS.

Sharon said...

Denise,
I hope everything went well today at the Dr. Let us know how you are when you are able. Love you!

Vicki said...

Oh Denise! God is glorified through you all the time! When I come here, I'm humbled and blessed. May His love wrap you tightly today.

blessings & praises!
Vicki