The next day, I wrote a post for this blog. I wrote it and saved it. But later, decided to post something different, and let this one sit. I tossed around whether or not I would actually post it - and I think that now, I will. You see - having a grandchild - or more-so for our children - when they have a child - we do not take that for granted. We have learned other things too - and that is that God - He is GOD. He allows some things to happen that we will NEVER understand EVER. We have learned that HE (being GOD) does not OWE us anything. We are NOT ENTITLED to anything! We have learned that Life is great - full - fun - but also HARD and even in the midst of that - in the midst of the sometimes pain and anguish - that God is still in control (even if we think he isn't) and that God is Sovereign (no matter what) An aside: you should check out the latest sermon series at our church's website - it pertains to this too. Check out www.Eastview.org
I have come to realize that I hate it when all I hear is "oh, this and this happened ~ God is GOOD!" Or, "so and so was healed ~ God is GOOD!" OR, "this miracle happened ~ God is GOOD!" Sorry, this is where it is raw and I kind of put it all out there. I am really tired of just hearing people exclaim GOD IS GOOD when GOOD THINGS HAPPEN! You see - the reality of God's goodness is that HE IS GOOD even when life really sucks! HE IS GOOD when my friend is diagnosed with terminal cancer. HE IS GOOD when my friends husband loses his job. AND the reality - HE IS GOOD even when we lost our grandson JAY. It is those HARD THINGS that we just can not even explain how or why we can/or can not say that, but we KNOW in the hard stuff what we believe - and that is that GOD IS GOOD! All the time. No matter what. Joy or in sorrow. In sickness or in health. In prosperity or poor times. GOD IS GOOD. (okay, sorry, I just had to say that out loud) This is really when I appreciate what Delbert said in our sermon on Sunday.
Here is is .... my journal waiting for my granddaughter to be born: