Saturday, April 4, 2015

About Being Dismayed, Dogwood Blooms and Doves

I was looking for some comforting scripture to send to my cousin, who is going through the biggest trial of her life.  I found something for her, and as I sat there staring at the words on the page, I wondered if there was something for me, too.   I can't explain where my head and heart is lately, but my mind has been so heavy.  As I stared at the page, my eyes focused on this scripture:

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, 
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

I zoned in on “dismayed” and I realized that’s exactly what I am.  Dismayed.  It was very comforting to me to know that God understood exactly what I was feeling, and He let me know He’s always here for me.  For you, too.  

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Pink Dogwood Blooms
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Dogwood Blooms
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Daisies
 
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Duck, Big Spring Park, Huntsville, Alabama
   
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Dove in my back yard (one of my favorite bird shots)
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Dragonfly




7 comments:

  1. Beautiful both the spirit of it all, and the photo's. Happy Easter

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  2. :) That morning dove seems to have been as interested in what your doing as you were. )

    You know, that verse. I do understand the, and have experienced, the lord in that verse. I do. Yet, sometimes...when I'm on the outside looking in at those words..."don't be afraid for I am with you"...well, it's not a promise that senseless tragedy won't come your way, is it?

    It's only a verse that someone who knows the Lord, and knows that it's saying-->"No matter what happens, no matter how tragic, I am still with you and will get you thru it. This tragedy is not bigger than My ability to see you to the other side."

    "I never fault a person who syas, "If God is with me, why did this happen?" Never. Because I know that I wouldn't stand by and I let anything happen to my grandchildren while I was with them. I'd throw myself between a gunman and them. I would die to save them.

    And that's exactly what Jesus did. Isn't it?

    Deb

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  3. I'm sorry about your cousin and whatever she is facing. Sorry with your dismay, but glad God gave you that scripture to meditate on and to remember how much bigger he is than anything we are going through. I delight in your pictures!

    Happy Easter to you and your family. I hope it will be a peaceful joyful one!

    betty

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  4. I'll be praying for your cousin as well as you. I love that chapter of the Bible <3 Happy Easter!

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  5. B E A utiful is what I felt when i read the post and saw the pictures. Nature is so nice and God created it wonderfully.

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  6. What if we always had out way? It's easy to trust God in hindsight, just a little harder when we can't fathom the current whys. Great blog!

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