My Refuge

As I sit in my favorite chair tonight, my heart is heavy for my grandson, Chase. I received word earlier that he was injured seriously when he fell from a tree; broken shoulder and ribs, bleeding from his kidney and spleen. As serious as this is, I know that God doesn’t get blindsided, nor does He ever, ever, ever,…..EVER, panic!

For me, it is difficult to go through, I live almost three thousand miles away from my little man, but I know that God is standing right there in my place. It doesn’t matter who else is there at Albany Medical in New York tonight; my Father is there looking after my grandson. I am so thankful that God truly hears our prayers and cares to get personally involved when we call.

With nothing to do but wait, I picked up my Bible and read one of my favorite chapters. This isn’t just ‘religious stuff’ to me; God has been tested and proven in my life. He listens when I pray, hearing every word. He not only hears me when I pray, but He is listening for me too pray! He delights in coming to the aide of His children, and he his listening for our cry.

Let me finish this blog by posting this short chapter that has given me so much comfort tonight as it has over the years:

 A psalm of David. Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to You for refuge. I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from You.” The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them! Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. LORD, You alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land You have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For You will not leave my soul among the dead or allow Your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of Your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever.  (Psa 16:1-11)

UPDATE: Chase is fine and once again able to climb trees. Thank you God, You are so faithful!

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