I know that I should be putting this post on the Streams blog since I found it in my Streams by the Desert devotional last night - but I feel compelled to post it here. There is no reference in my book on who wrote this poem -
God is in every tomorrow,
Therefore I live for today,
Certain of finding at sunrise,
Guidance and strength for the way;
Power for each moment of weakness,
Hope for each moment of pain,
Comfort for every sorrow,
Sunshine and joy after the rain.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She is my age and has 3 sweet daughters. Please, petition the Lord on her behalf. She is a very godly woman and knows this is God's will for her life BUT this is so hard! I can't even begin to imagine what she is going through. She needs us all to pray for her. Our God is so much bigger than any of us can ever fathom and can heal her if He pleases. It is very obvious this is for Kingdom GLORY! Her husband shared that a boy came to saving faith in God because of this family. Pray for her healing, faith, courage, her family and for comfort and peace.
Posted by Edie Guess at 8:31 AM
Sunday, January 06, 2008
A neighbor of mine recently commented to me that it's just not fair that Brent had to die and for me to be left to take care of the kids by myself. I am very ashamed of my answer - I just shrugged and nodded and wanted to scream so much more. I have been contemplating this statement for a few weeks now and here is what I have come up with -
No, it is NOT fair - not fair at all. And I am glad that we are NOT getting what is fair - what we deserve. We are such sinners and God is so perfect and Holy and we cannot stand in His presence because of our sin. The only thing that God owes us is DEATH - eternal separation from Him. We have no other rights before God - what He does give us flows from His infinite LOVE, GRACE and MERCY. I am thankful that God loves me so much to see that this event needed to happen in order for His GLORY to shine forth in me and countless others that have been touched by Brent's death. If you don't have a clue or are completely bumfuzzled by this statement, I urge you to comment and maybe through the comments of others and myself we can help you see the complete and utter JOY that comes from living a life of Joy in Christ in ANY and ALL circumstances.
Posted by Edie Guess at 1:41 PM
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Great News!!! It was God's good pleasure to take the cancer away!! Dad just called and said his cancer is GONE!! And that he only has to have one more chemo! Thank you to all who have been praying for my dad. I know there are so many who have petitioned God on behalf of my dad. I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you, God for healing my dad and holding him close during these last few months. You are so faithful and so REAL. We fall to our knees in complete praise and utter dependance on YOU. Amen
Posted by Edie Guess at 4:34 PM