Thursday, June 17, 2010

His mercies are new every morning

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your comments and encouragement from last night's post.

Isn't our God good and amazing? The way He works things, helps us to carry each other's burdens, speaks His truth to us through others, reminds us that He cares for us is amazing and wonderful.

Some verses that I have been meditating on lately that remind me of who my God is & what His character is are these from Jeremiah:

"Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 'I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:26 & 27)

"You are saying about this city, 'By the sword, famine and plague it will be handed over to the king of Babylon'; but this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul." (Jeremiah 32:36-41)

"While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time: 'This is what the LORD says, He who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it -- the LORD is His name; 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:1-3)

Is anything too hard for God?

I love the contrast between "you are saying" and "but the LORD says". He says so many good things to us and about us and His plans for us even when we are saying, "I don't know how, Lord. I can't see it, Lord. I'm discouraged, Lord."

"they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children" wow!

God rejoices in doing us good!

"While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard"/while I am still confined in my pjs smelling of spit up & in my doubt and discouragement, the word of the Lord can still come to me. He will tell me great and unsearchable things I do not know.

Thank you to all of you who prayed for me and us. God is hearing and answering. My little man slept the longest he has ever slept last night, EIGHT hours the first stretch and then another 3 1/2 hours! I didn't get up until after nine with just one very short feeding break in the five o'clock hour! Praise God!!! I am feeling more rested and better able to cope and deal with the battles that Satan will throw at me. I can take things one at a time and not get overwhelmed.

Thank you for letting me be real and for being real in return.


photo taken 6/8/10 after Mama and Daddy's date night when Nana kept the little man


Mindy S. said...

Isn't it just amazing what a little sleep and prayer can do! Woo Hoo--8 hours is really good at 8 weeks old. And it may not happen tonight, but it will happen again and again and before long every night will be like that.

Jenni said...

yay yay yay little man! so proud of you for sleeping 8 hours!

Jenni said...

p.s. GREAT photo!! I'm looking forward to seeing you both next week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo, Kelly! You and he are both lovely! Thank you for sharing these scriptures! They are ones that have marked many of my spiritual groundings in times of discouragement and disorientation and I've needed them again today in the midst of our move back to the states. Love you! Blessings on you and your family!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

"Weeping may last for a night but joy comes in the morning!"

Beth said...

It is good to be honest like you have been in these posts. And the scriptures are very encouraging.

Amy L said...

Isn't that first night of good sleep the best? Claire did the same thing around that age, and she managed to keep it up for the most part afterwards. I hope he's turned a corner for you!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

beautiful post!! stay strong and sure footed ... it does last but a moment!