Sunday, October 27, 2013

Great is Thy Faithfulness, Even when Trusting is Hard

Great is Thy Faithfulness.

Psalm 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

We are to be still. 
Even when our hearts are breaking.
Even when Saturday nights leave me undone. 
Re-living each moment. 
Not wanting the other kids to be out. 
I am stepping into fear.
And forgetting to trust.

For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

He knows us. 
He created us. 
I look at the picture and there is a space. 
It catches me by surprise. 
Oh, how do we do this life and death dance?

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes saw my unformed body; 
all the days ordained for me were written in your 
book before one of them came to be.

I remind myself He has numbered our days. 

I quote Isaiah 41:10
over and over. 
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I hold new life.
I think of Elijah.

Our God is faithful. 
I may not like his plan. 
I may never understand. 
But He is Faithful. 
And so I once again, lay down my burden. 
I turn.
I rest in the One who holds the future. 

Be still my aching heart.
Let your spirit wash over me.
Your grace is enough.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, 
for my power is made perfect in weakness." 


  1. Tammy, Psalm 46:10 is the verse I have sticky noted to my desk calendar this month. My eyes and heart have been fixed on it. It's my first time hearing this song by The Fray. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Praying comfort and peace for your heart today.


    1. Elijah loved the Fray. There was so much he loved. Thank you for praying. It is comforting to know.

  2. It's beautiful to see Cedric's protective arms around his sisters and his brand new niece.