When we choose to live a life of faith, we learn to adopt the habit of walking blind. Faith requires a walking blind attitude of us. Faith says don’t look at what you see in your natural circumstances. Faith says walk blind and look at what you cannot see.
We left home on Sunday last to live in another city for two months while Bruce has his radiation treatments. We were fully confident that everything at home was in good working order. We were thankful for the precious ones willing to live there and look after our much-loved dogs. We wanted them to be blessed by their stay.
You heard that saying, “it never rains but it pours”?
On our third night in our temporary dwelling place, exhausted and longing for a good night’s sleep, Bruce’s cell rang at 11 pm. When the phone rings that late at night, well the heart, it just pounds a little harder.
I could tell by the posture and the head in hands that the news wasn’t good.
It had poured at home. In fact, the rainfall was so great, in one day it broke the record for the month of October.
Our basement was flooded. Our basement with the new flooring…
The place where I go to hide myself in Jesus. The place where I have wanted to hang a sign,
“The King’s River of Delights”.
For surely in the secret place, unseen to others He has revealed Himself to me.
Our basement, a place of peace, joy, praise and the glory of God. Flooded.
“Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”
The circumstances make me feel as if I am falling back. Our world, shaken, turned upside down and inside out has birthed a deep and settled trust in my Heavenly Father. I know I can trust in God’s promises and His word.
I feel like a grain of sand on the seashore with the crashing waves breaking in.
I cannot stop the tide.
I am being washed away – washed away into the Ocean of Great Love.
What I can do is choose to focus my thoughts, choose to focus my thinking and choose to bless God in the midst of calamity. I will choose to walk by faith and walk blind, trusting in the promises of Almighty God.
When I have no words, He is my song.
Though words fail me now, His words will not.
We are part of a body, people joined to the heart of God. I know nothing of what is going on at home other than members of the body of Christ have mobilized and are looking after our situation. We are helpless, too far away to go home. We have to stay the course.
They keep repeating the words of Jesus, “don’t worry, we’re looking after you”.
We are learning. One hand cannot wash itself. We need each other.
His Word to me today from Isaiah 42:15-16 The Message.
BUT (in spite of and in the midst of calamities)
But I will take your hand Jeannie, when you don’t know the way, when you cannot see where you are going. I will be a personal guide to you, directing you through unknown country.
I will be right there to show you what roads to take, make sure you don’t fall into the ditch. These are the things I will be doing for you – sticking with you, not leaving you for a minute.
You are my beloved daughter.
I am thankful for His Presence.
What about you? Are you trying to make it a habit to focus your thinking, guard your thoughts and speak words of blessing and praise to God in the midst of hard circumstances?
We just finished radiation treatment #4/39 today.
Praise Almighty Father for giving sight to the blind.
We praise Him and thank Him for hands and feet in the Body of Christ to undertake for us when ours fail.