Monday, March 22, 2010

I Cannot Rush Resurrection

The past week has been one of the most upside down, inside out, perplexing times I have experienced this year.  News from several fronts heralded:

"this is worse than you thought"

"she died on Tuesday morning"

"the opposite of what you've prayed for arrived"

"he died today"

"how much more can he take"

"energy to press forward diminishes moment by moment"

But then, rising from the depths of my spirit, in a crescendo that burst through my discouragement and sadness came the truth:
The Lord never leaves me; His mercy endures forever; He is good and He does good.
I settle my soul, giving thanks for a multitude of gifts:

#172   dear friend home from the hospital

#173  report of diminished leg pain after treatment

#174  extended visit from one so dear who lives so far away

#175  daisies on display


#176  walk and talk time with young friend

#177  being held

#178  sunshine and warmth day after day

#179  baking muffins for Ma

#180  the Cross- where the ultimate Gift gave all

#181 resurrection -it does come at the appointed time!

holy experience


  1. What a beautiful post, Donna. I'm sorry you've had such a rough time of it lately. Those are the times that we are so thankful for the resurrection, yes? Praying for you right now!

  2. Donna - a lovely list that glorifies our Savior. Praising God with you today.

  3. Thanks for sharing the perspective that God gave you. It was helpful for me to read!

  4. Excellent post Donna! I'm glad you are finding gems amongst the rubble. God is good but that doesn't mean life isn't hard. You've honored him with this post.

  5. being held
    sometimes that's all that is needed in the midst of chaos.