Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pleasant Places

I think Psalm 16:6 will have to become one of my memory verses this year because it keeps coming to mind.  "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." 

Am I saying that everything is going beautifully in my life right now?  Absolutely not!  But, I have an overwhelming feeling that God has blessed me far more than I deserve.  Everything in my life right now is not pleasant, but overall, my life is still in pleasant places.  It is because of God's abiding presence and His love.  No matter what happens, He is with me and has given me what I need to face all circumstances.  "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness. . . . ." (2 Peter 1:3)  Does that mean I don't get sad, grieve and cry?  Of course not!

When the news came that our son and his wife will be getting a divorce after 18 years of marriage and two teenage sons, it was and is devastating.  It hurts.  It's not pleasant.  The truth that God hates divorce came immediately to mind. But He is All-Sufficient and will see us all through the difficulties that lie ahead. 

My Prayer - well it's just too personal so I will share the end of my prayer:  "Lord, whatever you want to teach me, help me get it.  Quick! Lord."


  1. was SO sorry to hear the sad news. praying that God will give each of you the comfort you need, and continue to guide your steps through this challenge. i just saw them a couple of weeks ago...had no clue, of course. crummy.

    on a brighter, less serious note - like the new blog background a lot! and thanks for all of your comments on my posts. it's fun to get them :)

  2. Kay, I have been praying for you and your family. I'm so sorry but I know that God will be with you and your family. We adore and love you and Eddie.

  3. The hymn God is So Good comes to mind. He's so good to me/He loves me so & on & on.
    He does love you & your precious family so very much. Now, let Him heal in His time as you continue to trust & believe in His word.
    Praying for you & your family
    Love you Pat H

  4. So sorry to hear the news...and will be praying for all of you. I am still going thru a difficult time with my Mom. I never thought I would be taking care of her like I am. God is teaching me so many things...even that I still have a temper that I don't like and language that I am ashamed of that came forth. But, even though these times are tough...he is showing his goodness and mercy. Praise Him!!

    Love in Christ, Jean