Friday, March 30, 2007

Living Strong In Him

"God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved." (Psalm 46:5 NASB)

This is the verse the Lord gave me the day of Jay's surgery last year when I first found that he had cancer.  I will never forget that day as long as I live.  I can still picture it, as though it happened just yesterday. 

As soon as the surgeon sat down next to me in the waiting room, I knew something was up.  I listened to him tell me that Jay was still in the operating room and that he had found a mass...and he held his hands like he was making the shape of an orange, as if to tell me the size of what he had found.  And then he said the words that I cannot erase from my mind because it has been burned to my memory, "It's a tumor.  Mrs. Hare, Jay has cancer."  What he said after that point, I have absolutely no idea because the entire world went completely silent. I just saw his lips moving, but nothing coming out.  

Then came the breakdown...but, as quickly as the breakdown came, it went.  I sought out the comfort of the words in my bible.  After all, it is the 'LIVING Word.'  I just opened the pages up, not looking for any scripture in particular, and the page I opened up to was Psalm 46:5, "God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved."  Well, praise the Lord for that!!!  It was exactly what I needed in that very moment.

The Lord absolutely meets us where we are at.  There is nothing greater than the feeling of knowing that the Lord loves us so much that no matter where we are at, whether walking strong, or in a weak existence, or no walk at all...He will meet us right there!

So, that verse gave me the strength then, and gives me the strength today to persevere. 

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your endless and unfailing love for me, and all of those who choose to believe.  I pray for Your continued strength, peace, and discernment.  I am in complete AWE of You and the power that You pour out.  In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.  



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