The Lord was my stay

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Psalm 18:16-19

16 He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my stay.
19 He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

O, to be rescued by God.  What a wondrous thing it is.  It’s, well, actually quite romantic.  I know that sounds corny, but those of you who have been in places of utter and complete desperation, surely know what I mean.  God is My Knight in Shining Armor, rushing in on mounted steed and swooping me up in His arms and carrying me away from harm.  I have lived this truth and am so very thankful for the experience.

The scariest thing about it all, was that I found myself in a place of utter helplessness.  If you know me, you know that I used to be quite the radical control freak.  I tried to keep everyone safe, everything safe.  When all was well within my world, then, all was well, as far as I was concerned.  I know…how selfish.

My journey began in a blizzard.  My husband was trying to drive home in one from work. The commute normally took, 1 hour, this day it would take 4.  Well this was before cellphones, so I waited in tears, wringing my hands, afraid he was out on the road somewhere, cold and stranded.  When he finally came home, I nearly knocked him over with hug.  I had practically convinced myself that he was dead.  This was just the beginning of a long journey out of my “control-freakishness.”  The journey has been arduous, because each step of the way, I found myself in more and more difficult situations that were completely out of my control.  The greatest of which was so devastating, I felt I would never recover from such losses.

God has done exceedingly abundantly beyond what I could have ever hoped for.  Yes, God is so precious, so kind so loving, so faithful to His promises, so true to His Word. He truly has never left me, nor forsaken me, just as He promised me.  His freedom, His grace, His support, is like nothing ever known before by mankind.  Only He can deliver us from evil, whatever that happens to be for you.  Come to Him, with your greatest fears and begin that journey today.  He will walk you through it and never, ever give up. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it to the end.  Trust Him with your greatest fears, and watch Him walk with you right out of them, even if it’s a long journey, like mine.    He did that for me, and I am forever grateful.

Psalm 18:16-19

16 He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my stay. 19 He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

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About eloracseniah@aol.com

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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One Response to The Lord was my stay

  1. Bob & Peg Councill says:

    The older I get the more I realize that God knows what He is doing and is faithful:-):-):-)

    Off to Cheri’s for the weekend to help her with a bridal shower, go to her office party as her “date” and see Zoo lights tomorrow. If you think of it, call your Dad = if you have any time. Blessings, Mom

    _____

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