March 12, 2009

March 12–Feelings Catching Up with Faith

My precious friend Eddie was killed by a drunk driver. He had a beautiful wife and four young children. He had been ripped away from them. And he had been ripped away from me.

When Eddie died, I believed he was with God. He loved Jesus. I believed the LORD would care for his family. I believed and trusted that my God is Sovereign and Loving. 

This was, and is, my determined faith in the One True God. And it was, and is, only through the intimate love of God that I have this faith.

But that’s not how I felt. Even though my faith was not shaken, my heart was completely broken.

Sometimes we have to let our feelings catch up with our faith. 

Our LORD will hold us and tenderly love us with His compassion and mercy throughout every moment of that catch up time. He did it for me. I know He will do it for you.

Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.  Psalm 31:9

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane