Saturday, February 7, 2009

Underneath Are The Everlasting Arms

~A very dear friend of mine came home this past week to bury her 90 year old mother. It brought back memories of my own mother's death and the 10 months of constant grief for my husband and I which occurred between Palm Sunday 2006 to February 2007. We buried four members of my husband's family and two very dear friends from the nursing home ministry; only three of which were anticipated...The other three were suddenlies. We got to a point where didn't even want to answer the phone. ....Steve's oldest brother, Kent, his father (who was like a father to me)...our friend, Myrna Jean. In August, after Myrna's death, sobbing, I asked God that not one more loved one die. Two weeks later, we buried Steve's close cousin, Judy. Two and a half months later, his brother, Johnny. Four months later, Myrna's husband, Jim.
~In the middle of all of this, a precious friend of Steve's father, and our "adopted mom", sent us the following scripture and quotes. Ida is now in the last days of cancer. She's going Home soon, too. Grief has come knocking once again.
~God, once again, hold us in Your Everlasting Arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27
“…The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms;….”

Everlasting Arms

“God, the eternal God, is our support at all times,
especially when we are sinking into deep trouble.
There are seasons when we sink quite low....
Dear child of God,
even when you are at your lowest,
underneath are the everlasting arms.”
Charles Spurgeon

“However low the people of God
are at any time brought,
everlasting arms are underneath them
to keep the spirit
from fainting and the faith from failing,
even when they are pressed above measure....
everlasting arms with which believers
have been wonderfully sustained and
kept cheerful in the worst of times.
Divine grace is sufficient.”
Matthew Henry

Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You."

Isaiah 42:3 "A bruised reed He will not break and smoking flax He will not quench."

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The purpose of this blog is to encourage our walk in Christ; together in Him; for as we develop our relationship with the Lord, we ARE more than conquerors through Christ Jesus! Praise God! My writings are mostly from an experiential standpoint; however sometimes this includes dreams and visions. (Comments are reviewed prior to posting.)