In spending a lot of time at the house - with no TV service, not allowed to do much at all, and no one to visit with - we are spending a lot of time in prayer, a lot of time thinking, and a lot of time talking to one another.
Most of this time is still good ... but we do have our "valley" moments.
Yesterday was a "valley" DAY and the buzzards were definitely circling overhead - just waiting for that moment to swoop down and take the spoils. Sigh.
God prevails - even against our own thoughts. Thanking Him today!!!
But the day yesterday brought some questions to light ... and we give pause and thought and prayer to them today --
Proverbs says, "Without vision, the people perish".
What happens when we see no vision?
Is there really no vision? Or just a loss of vision? Big difference.
Scientists tell us that the sun is always there - but on a cloudy day we cannot see it. Not seeing it does not make it not there.
We lived in Oregon for a while. Mt. Hood is an awesome display of God's handiwork. But we couldn't see it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We couldn't see it on a cloudy or rainy day. Couldn't see it during the dark of night. But it never went away. It was there. We just couldn't see it.
Is God finished with us? No plans left for our life?
Then why Jeremiah 29:11?
Is God not a God of truth? Is His Word not real? Or just not for us?
Yes, there have been doors closed to us.
But is that because there is nothing left for us to do?
Or because those doors didn't open to what there is for us to do?
Have we exhausted all the asking? All the seeking? All the knocking?
It would be so much easier if God would just swoop in and lay it out clearly and blatantly! Sigh.
Comparatively it would be easy to die one time - go to be with the Lord ...
How much harder is it to live as unto the Lord day after day?
Even when the healing doesn't come?
When things don't work out the way we want them to?
Have we come to the closing of our life?
Or just an ending to all that we knew and a beginning to something we have yet to know?
So, we pray ... we trust ... we wait ...
And we try to just breathe in and breathe out.
One day at a time ... one step at a time ...
Lord, just don't leave us alone in all of this ... Lord!
Show us your ways.
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here