Monday, August 9, 2010

Multitude Monday

"In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch."
Psalm 5:3

A loved one was suffering. It was not a physical pain. It was a deep hurt. Words were not enough to heal the wound. What was needed was a miracle, and so I began to pray.

I prayed and waited, and then prayed some more. Nothing seemed to be happening, and the prayers became less urgent, less frequent. I find I am prone to give up too easily, and when the need is not right there in front of me I have a tendency to forget. I am not proud of that confession.

I have a Father, however, who is not forgetful in the least. He has promised in His word that He will hear our prayers and, more than that, He will answer.



The answer came on Saturday evening as we sat in church with this loved one. Every word went right to that hurting heart; every word ministered healing. I listened in wonder, and gratitude and a bit of shame that I had not been faithful.

I am thankful:

- that He is always faithful

- that He hears and answers prayer, in His way and in His time

- that He forgives and extends grace

- that His word is powerful and healing

- for a young Pastor who faithfully proclaimed the truth of the Word

- for the Spirit that ministers

- for lazy summer days spent with family and friends

- for the amazing beauty all around us

- for funny little friends who come for a drink of water

I am joining with the Gratitude Community at Ann's today to give thanks.


Blessings,
Linda

7 comments:

Yaya Yarns said...

Amen... He blesses and reminds us not to grow weary in good doing! I am in the midst of ministering to a loved one in a hurting situation. I needed this reminder!

Sandy said...

I love your list today Linda, and
give thanks with you. I also love
your funny little friend. I don't
think I recognize what kind of
bird he is, but you're right--
he's funny...and cute!
Bless you Linda!
Sandy

Dawn said...

Lovely list, and good news! I love it when things come together like that. Our new pastor is really feeding and challenging us every week!

grammy said...

I am glad you reconized the answer
sometimes they come and we just don't see it
So glad you got to have St. Patties day dinner.... a little late but yum

Heather said...

"That He is always faithful"... yes, yes, yes!! Rejoicing with you today, my dear friend, and wishing you the happiest of days!!

emily wierenga said...

you always make me love him more. xo

Janette said...

I don't think I have ever seen a picture of a road runner at a bird bath. That is a road runner- isn't it?