Monday, October 02, 2006

Trolling

Well, there's nothing like trolling through your past postings to make you cringe and want to cower in shame. I think I saw no fewer than 4 postings that start out with, "Sorry it has been so long since I posted" or some variation to that effect. Guess I need to make a little more time for good ol' Blogger.

Truthfully, as with many things in my life, I usually wait to write until inspirations strikes. See first paragraph for an idea of how often that happens at my house. Unfortunately, waiting for inspiration or until we "feel" like doing something, isn't always the grandest plan. Especially when it comes to worship.

It's easy for me to say, "Thank You God, You're awesome!" when things are going swimmingly. But what do we do when things are horrible? What do we do when everything around us is falling apart?

We grit our teeth and stand on faith. Faith that God is good, that He truly is worthy of all our praise and adoration. Faith that He loves us, and will never, ever, forsake us. It's during those times that miracles happen.

My friend was diagnosed with inoperable cancer two weeks ago. Without any type of warning, without any type of greeting at all this insidious disease has spread into her lungs and liver. "Nothing we can do," say the doctors. Boom, out of the blue, she's staring at eternity. Some precious ladies at church gathered with me and dared to believe that God is who He says He is, and instead of letting this horrible news get us down, we began to stand on faith and worship Him.

My friend went to Nashville for chemo in hopes of slowing down the progress of the cancer. She got the report back that not only has it slowed down...it's shrinking. Suddenly the doctors are scratching their heads and saying, "Hmmm, guess we caught it in time." Really. Is that really what happened?

I think not. I know that Father God who loves us with a love that is at once tender and terrible, has answered our prayers and honored our faith.

You go God.