Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Promise

As you probably read in my previous post today....it was a day....one I'd rather not repeat. I am not good at compartmentalizing other's pain....listening to so much hurt and devastation...and then walking out of my office and forgetting what I have seen and heard. I am not that person, I do not have that skill. Some days I wish I did.
And so after an emotional client, an out pouring of love from people who read my earlier post...I already was teetering on the edge of tears, and then I realized there was a banking problem with work and anyone who could deal with it...was away....and so I was on the phone several times with several people...trying to fix a problem with no tools or information. Stress. Frustration.

As the day ended, I got in my car, turned up my music, drove and sang. With a lump in my throat I sang of God's faithfulness.....and I thought again of my client. The lump grew bigger. My singing grew more faint. It hurts too much to sing, with a lump in your throat.

Today I told the woman...and even though we don't understand, I believe that God loves us....that He does have a plan for us....even though sometimes it is hard to see. In the midst of her pain, she agreed.

My singing ceased, as I contemplated her future....and my hope decreased. There were no easy fixes for her.....and I wondered what God was going to do, how He was going to fix this.....I'll admit...I doubted a little....maybe out of grief....maybe out of exhaustion...but I doubted.

 And then....there it was.....The Promise.  As I looked to the sky...big fat and brilliant...there it was.....the rainbow. The Promise.
A reminder. A promise.
Is the sky dark with fear or regret or even death? There's the Promise. Is the rain falling so hard, you can't see three feet in front of you? There's the Promise.
Are you trying so hard to keep your head above water, but continually find yourself drowning? Don't forget.......The Promise.

I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.    Hebrews 13:5b (NLT)

3 comments:

  1. The Lord is gracious and compassionate. He will heal the pain and work in ways beyond what we can ask or imagine. Cling to the "promise" and rest in His arms. Love you!!

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  2. Hey Rob, excellent thought...yes its a good remender to remember that God is with us in the midst of our day to day storms and dark times.... I will never leave you or forsake you...... I am reminded of the song "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadows of death, you comfort me... all the days of my life.....Psalm 23... Thanks for the reminder of such power!!
    Jackie Boschman

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  3. I've probably been in that woman's shoes, in some fashion or another..as you know, Bob. And you will NEVER know how much you impacted her and blessed her. KEEP up the amazing ministry of just being YOU!

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