Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Job's House

I find it interesting that God puts you with certain people and in certain situations that you would never think of because, well, He is full of wisdom and He knows what is best for all.   When we first moved here and had nothing we started going to Kingsland.  It was a God-send.  I was actually told by a well-meaning family member that it was not the right place for us given our financial status.  I now know that was the enemy trying to thwart God's plan.  We were plugged in quickly and found this wonderful ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship), only through the stalking by Melissa Smith, called Joshua House.  They were great and had been through every trial I could think of.  They did not judge us based on our situation instead they embraced and loved us like nothing we had ever experienced. 

In May, one of our families went through a terrible ordeal that took the life of their oldest child.  The mom was hurt very badly and is still going through therapy.  She only recently got out of the hospital.  As I cried out to God asking why He would allow this to happen and why them and why us (Joshua House).  I was reminded by someone that the Lord never gives us more then we can handle.  Yeah? Well I don't want to handle it!  I don't want them to have to handle it!

On Sunday another Joshua House family had an event that is changing their lives as we speak.  Their son hit his head and was taken to the hospital.  They only found out later that this could have saved his life!  He has a brain aneurysm.  He is in surgery as I type this blog.  Again, God only gives you what you can handle. 

On Sunday morning Bryan preached on Job.  It was an awesome sermon.  We then learned about plans and how just because we think that it is a good plan doesn't mean it is God's plan.  We are Joshua House not Job's House.  We don't like being tested. 

Well none of this was our plan but it was God's.  And we know that He is good all the time.  I am resting in that!
I know that my Redeemer lives,
       and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
 And after my skin has been destroyed,
       yet  in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
       with my own eyes—I, and not another.
       How my heart yearns within me! 
Job 19:25-27

1 comment:

Sterling said...

Loved this post. It brought tears to my eyes. A lot of people don't understand that God loves us so much and even through trials... it is His plan for us and He loves us. It makes me sad that I doubt and I see and hear others doubt this loving, merciful, all-powerful, lover of our souls, redeemer, God.