Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Yesterday I got some bad news about my mom's health. Today I had set myself up for a big ole' pity party. What would I do? Where were we headed? How much should I tell her? How was I going to fix this? The questions were pouring in at lightening speed.Although I had prayed about this situation for some time before these last tests,I continued to feel the responsibility of "fixing" everything.

Then Exodus 20:12 came to my mind. Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

This alone is my responsibility! I can't fix everything. HE has the plan. Nothing I do, can add or take away one single day from her appointed time or mine. I am to continue to pray for her and trust that he will keep his word that he has a plan for her and he does not make mistakes.
I also need to remember that he does not need any help of suggestions from my finite little brain. It is so good to know that the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow is still on the throne and still in charge.

My burden lifted, I went out to search for some beauty in the world He created. I snapped a picture of these beautiful Bartlett Pear trees.Although a cold winter is ahead of them they are proudly displaying a beautiful almost neon foliage.

Like the song says, "The God of the good times is still God in the bad times.God of the days is still God in the night."
My heart still hurts, but my pity party is over.

linking to Spiritual Sunday


  1. So enjoyed your article about your mom. My dad was also recently diagnosed with an illness. I was blessed by your comments...Thank you for being used by the Lord!
    Enjoyed your other blog posts as well :)

  2. I am glad that your burden was lifted while you enjoyed the Lords beauty. I will be praying for your mom.
    God Bless,

  3. Sorry about your mum...May the Lord shine His light on her.
    Gods beautiful world lightens the load. The colour of the trees can't help but make you feel better.

  4. oh dearest... its hard to get bad news but like you said He is in charge and does not make mistakes. Lifting your mom and you up to the throne of grace in prayers. thank you for sharing here... for being an inspiration.


  5. sorry to hear about your mom. Your right that He's running with you and won't let you down. Stay strong okay.

  6. Dear Annette,
    Isn't is truly amazing how God works in our lives? Knowing that every second of our lives are planned by Him and that He wants to take our burdens and fears from us. God is there beside you and your mom and also using you to help so many others.
    Thanks so much for stopping by earlier.

    Blessings and Hugs,

  7. Annette, I am sorry you received sad news about your mother. I am amazed by your strength and faith. I wish you and your mother only the best. La

  8. I am so sorry about the news of your mother, I was so blessed by your thoughts on how you will handle it. I try to be a fixer, I needed to read this today! I will pray for your mom, and for you all to have strength for this journey.
    Beautiful photo.
    Thank you for your kind words on my bog post.

  9. The picture os the tree is so beautiful. It is amazing how God shows us a glimmer of light when things look so dark. If we let him, that light will grow and grow until all we see is His light.
    Thank you for sharing your heart.

  10. When we go searching for beauty it is hard to stay inside of ourselves and celebrate our little pity parties. I had a really good one last year just about this time of year and in fact wrote a post entitled "Searching for Beauty." He is all beauty and wants to be there for us. I am so sorry about your mom's health problems but so glad you are letting Him handle it. God richly bless both of you!

  11. Such a lovely post on how to deal with the sadness we all experience if we are to live in this world. I'm so sorry about your mom and I pray that he will calm you all in this storm. We all benefit so much from Spiritual Sunday's. Have a blessed week.

  12. Sorry to hear about your mother. I will pray for the Lord to strengthen you, your mother and family. And yes, God is good... all the time!

  13. You took the right road to lifting some of the pain you were experiencing.My thought for you:
    "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." Roman's 12:2 Take care and may there be be better days ahead for your loved one.

  14. I'm caring for aging parents right now and it is hard to stay patient sometimes. Thanks for this reminder! Beautiful tree. I wish the colors would change here in my neck of the woods!

  15. I hope your mom is ok. Annette. We always worry about them. My mom is still very frail and is sore everywhere and all we can do is pray. The tree is gorgeous! It is a constant reminder that we have a God who can do anything....Christine

  16. I am sorry for the bad news. God is so good to encourage you. He uses music and beauty all around us.

    I was thinking lately about the incredible beauty in every season in nature. It's that way in life too. Every season of life has it's own beauty if we look to God in it.

    Prayers for you and your mom.


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