Monday, April 23, 2007

Second Post Monday

I guess I should just assume that on Monday's there will be at least two posts.
That is the way it has been happening.
Mrs Nufon is fun but I have had some things this weekend to deal with so I would like to talk about it. Honestly, I was a little upset with God.
You see, we had some plans and they seemed to us to be what God would expect of us. My father-in-law is 91 years old, my step-mother-in-law, 81. Now, they have been married for 16 years and are now at the point they need help they don't want. We have always said that by the time they needed this type of help we would have a home for them to come to. We even bought plans for our new home to include a room for them.
Now the time has come for them to need that room and it as ya'll know, it is not ready for them. The solution -something I said I would never do- put them in a nursing home. My father-in-law, Mr Bert is still in good health, although he can not see very well and of course he wants to be with his wife. And Mrs Nita, my mother in law, is having problems with dementia and her daughter says she is placing her in a nursing home.
This weekend my heart was breaking and so was my husbands. He has such a tender heart and this was just not something he thought he would have to deal with either. In all honesty I was a little aggravated with God. How could he allow this to happen? Why now? Why, if he knew this was going to happen would He have not allowed us to have the house ready?
Questions, questions and more questions.
This morning I posted my Monday post and then decided to have my devotional time before I caught up on other emails. This was my devotional from Elisabeth Elliot this morning.

Will God Explain Why?

We sometimes imagine that God must eventually "sit us down" and "explain" his mysterious ways to our satisfaction. Let us suppose we have never seen a skyscraper. We discover a whole city block surrounded by a board fence. Finding a knothole, we peer inside. Huge earth movers are at work; hundreds of men in hard hats are busy at mysterious tasks; cranes are being moved into place; truckloads of pipes and cement are being unloaded. What on earth is happening? There is nobody around to answer our questions. If we wait long enough, nobody will need to. When we see the finished building, all the incomprehensible activity becomes comprehensible. "Oh! So this is what that was for."

"I shall be satisfied when I awake, with Thy likeness" (Ps 17: 15 AV).

I wanted an answer from God----I guess I got it.

Thank you Lord.

We will wait.

Thank you for patiently answering my questions in such a loving way.


Dee said...

((( hugs ))) I've had many things in my life that I haven't understood -- and some have frustrated me to pieces. But what I have learned is that God's ways are not MY ways -- He can see the whole picture, I cannot. So I just have to trust that He knows best. Because He does. Our wedding text was Psalm 37:7a, very appropriate for us, even though we didn't know that it would be! It was chosen for us by the minister who married us. D

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for you today, friend. I am sorry this didn't go the way you wanted it to...

Love in Him,

Sharon said...

Thank you girls. I am trying to sit patiently and keep my mind shut(the mouth in my head).

eph2810 said...

Yeah - His answers come in various forms sometimes...What beautiful way He answered your this morning :)...Patience is sometimes hard to learn.

Blessings to you and yours.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Wow, that is hard. I love the analogy of the skyscraper. I will pray for you and your family.

About your comment on my blog- I don't think your post was offensive and hope that I did not come across that way. Here in Canada, people take political correctness to an extreme- to the point where people get upset that the Prime Minister says "God bless" at the end of his speeches. Good grief!

SunnySusan said...

Huggs and prayers Sharon

I wish I knew all the answers sometimes would soften the hurt

CrownLaidDown said...

I'm sick again..stomach flu this time....pray for my weak frame...
Love you much in Him,