Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday Proverbs 3:5

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the WORD through a photo and a verse. This week... Proverbs 3:5, a photo of my primroses and some thoughts that are heavy on my heart.


Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

This week has been eventful, stressful and it came with many tears. Here's a few things I might try to understand, but need to be entrusting to God.

I might UNDERSTAND that Gracie went home to be with Jesus, but I need to TRUST that it was God's will to take her home. She served her purpose on earth - in many, many ways.

I might UNDERSTAND that Mark has Leukemia, but I need to TRUST that God is holding his hand, and that of his wife and babies. What a surprise to learn this information just this last week, and how it rocked marriages all over the place to know that "till death do us part" could come at any time, in any circumstance and to always treat others like you would if it was the last week you had on earth. (Please feel free to add the "pray for our Daddy" button in my sidebar to your page - help us pray that Mark will be completely healed!)

I might UNDERSTAND that things in our Church are different for my Husband and I now, but I TRUST that God has it under control, and that the lack of words from everyone at church means people may just be searching for the right things to say to us, not just ignoring the incredible pain we are carrying.

I might UNDERSTAND that my daughter needs another surgery in 2 weeks, but I TRUST that God will heal her in HIS way, and allow her to have a story to tell others in the years to come that may bring someone else comfort. I will be posting Princess D's story tomorrow - please check back!

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16 comments:

Michele Williams said...

Yes, there are many things we don't understand... but we must trust our Lord that He is in control.... God bless you dear...

Susan said...

Wow, your scripture (my fav too) and the graphic were so BEAUTIFUL!

You are so talented!

I was sorry to read about your friends, and that beautiful little girl Gracie.

Yes, we do have to trust,even when we don't understand.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Denise said...

Such a precious verse, and picture.

Beth in NC said...

I am so sorry about Gracie. I can't imagine it ever being God's Will for these precious children to suffer and go home so early. We live in a fallen world ... and I hate that so many children suffer.

I am adding the "pray for our daddy" button to my blog and will be lifting him up.

I pray you will have sweet peace today.

Love,
Beth

Angela said...

What a POWERUL devotional...I have found great comfort in this scripture...Yes,,lean not on our own understanding...My family and I have faced much these last 6 months also,,more than we have ever in our entire life....but as I said to my husband one day,,'even though this has been the hardest time in our life, I have witnessed God's power and glory more than ever before, His love, His provisions, His mercy, His everything'...I will definitely keep everyone in prayer..I will be 'following' you and will add your blog to my Fearless Friday Meme, to let others know that there are prayers that need to be lifted up..((hugs))

Laurie Ann said...

Please know I am praying.

LauraLee Shaw said...

You made me cry! Wow. And there are no words to describe how beautiful that photo is! There is so much pain and hurt in the world, and I do not know how ANYONE survives it without the power of Jesus Christ working in and through them. The Lord's working is beyond my understanding for sure!

Beth E. said...

I'm so sorry you and your friends are going through such a hard time. It is especially troubling to me that your church family is having a difficult time reaching out to you. I'm praying, sweetie. If you need to talk, I'm here for you! Just email me (link is on profile page).

Love you!
P.S. You always seem to choose favorite scripture verses of mine...I love it. I also love your primroses. Beautiful!

Pam D said...

The next verse completes that one.. "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
I, like you, have dear friends who have lost children. These friends love the Lord, and I feel like they've acknowledged Him, at least as far as I can see. And yet, their path didn't LOOK very straight to me. But, I suppose that, as you keep laying it down, and God keeps carrying it for you... and as you keep following Him, even through the darkness and the pain... eventually you're able to look back and SEE... that the path WAS straight after all.. straight to Him. Praying for Gracie's family, for Mark and his family, and for all of us who live in a world that seems to have gone mad. Beautiful graphic of a favorite verse....

Katie said...

Wow it's been a long time since I could read ya; I have some catching up to do.

Love your WFW today!

Amydeanne said...

hey! wow! I love this. It's so beautiful.. stunning actually! :)

and trusting... oh I have issues... I'm working on it.
Hugs. I hope your week gets better.

heidi said...

Beautiful, as always, Alexis.

Jen (a.k.a. motor mouth) said...

Love it! You are so wise!!!! :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm so so sorry about little Gracie. It's so sad.* ~ And hard to try to understand. One day we'll have answers, and until then like you said... we just have to TRUST.
I'll be praying for thee other things you're going through and will be back to read what you're sharing next.
Have a great day Alexis!
Holykisses,
Lea

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

I so needed to read this today...you have no idea...oh wait, I'm sure you understand perfectly.

Thank you, Lexie....

Farm Chick Paula said...

BEAUTIFUL WORDS...
((bighug))