Sunday, June 1, 2014

Perfect Timing

     I've shared how I've been struggling with my grief and sadness over the loss of our baby. I'll admit there have been moments and days when I've become discouraged with this grieving process and the progress I've made. But God's timing is always perfect. This morning I sat at Crossgate Church in Hot Springs, AR and heard a testimony about God's faithfulness during a difficult year of trial. Then Pastor Shawn (who is a former pastor of our current church) gave a word of encouragement that resonated deep within my soul. I've turned that statement over and over in my mind all day. 

"When times are hard, we have to hold onto the truth of Who God says He is in His Word."

     Some days have been so overwhelming, I've wondered how I was going to make it. I needed to be reminded that God is faithful. He is enough. He is good, and He works good out of difficult circumstances. His Word says it's true. I've seen this to be true in my own life even in the days since the miscarriage and surgery. 

     Jennifer, Shawn's wife, and I were catching up at their daughter's wedding shower, and she reminded me of a verse I've shared on Facebook a couple of times in recent months. She told me she loved the verse from Psalm about seeing the goodness of The Lord. She also said it was good that I've been surrounding myself with the truth of God's Word. 

     So God, in His perfect timing, reminded me today how I'm going to survive the overwhelming days still ahead for me. I trust that God is who His Word says He is. I will surround myself with the truth of His Word. I will look for God's goodness. I will praise Him for all He is and all the good He works on my behalf. 

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. (Psalms 27:13, 14 NASB)

1 comment:

  1. I love you Kaydi! You are a wonderful woman of God and I am thinking of you always.