I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN.

"JES, READ THIS BOOK WHEN YOU GET HOMESICK, IT WILL HELP…………..”

THESE ARE SOME OF THE WORDS MY MOMMA WROTE TO ME IN A BOOK SHE GAVE ME ON THE DAY I MOVED OUT AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL. LITTLE DID SHE KNOW THEY’D BE WORDS THAT BROUGHT COMFORT EVEN AFTER HER DAYS HERE WERE OVER.

TODAY’S JUST BEEN WEIRD. I’M TIRED, I’M JUST EXTREMELY WORN OUT. I DON’T KNOW WHY. WELL, LIFE IS WHY. BUT IT’S ALWAYS TOUGHER DEALING WITH THIS GRIEF WHEN I’M TIRED, ALONE, OR ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. SHE ALWAYS TOLD ME EVERYTHING WAS SCARIER AND HARDER AT NIGHTTIME, AND SHE WAS SO RIGHT. THANK GOD FOR HIS WORDS THAT ECHO LOUDLY IN MY HEAD AND HEART IN THIS MOMENT:

“AND HE HAS SAID TO ME, “MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR POWER IS PERFECTED IN WEAKNESS.” MOST GLADLY, THEREFORE, I WILL RATHER BOAST ABOUT MY WEAKNESSES SO THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST MAY DWELL IN ME. THEREFORE I AM WELL CONTENT WITH WEAKNESSES, WITH INSULTS, WITH DISTRESSES, WITH PERSECUTIONS, WITH DIFFICULTIES, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE; FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG.” *II CORINTHIANS*

I WILL THANK HIM FOR HIS GOODNESS, EVEN WHILE ENDURING THE HARDSHIPS, THE GRIEF, AND THE LETDOWNS WE HAVE TO ENDURE WHILE LIVING IN THESE BODIES ON THIS EARTH…….AREN’T WE ALL HOMESICK??…AND ONE DAY THAT WILL BE NO MORE……..THE OLD WILL BE DONE AWAY WITH, THE NEW IS YET TO COME. HOW I LONG FOR THAT.

1 comment:

Brea said...

I've often had problems at night, too. Not anything like you've had lately, but my mind tends to run off without me when my husband isn't home, and worst case scenarios pop up and won't go away.

One verse that's always been of great comfort to me is Psalms 30:5. 'Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.'

(((hugs))) and many prayers.

In Christ,
~Brea