Friday, October 10, 2008

How to hang on in tough times.....


I have heard from people who have read my post.  They ask me how it is possible to be optomistic when obviously things are not going well for our world.  I have to agree....things are not all that rosy. 
    I am willing to admit I am worried, but I find peace in knowing that my life is not in my hands, but in my Father's.  Ok, this is not easy to comprehend, and believe me my faith is something I struggle with on a daily basis.  It is not so easy for me to  grasp this concept and let go of the worry.  
    But then I look at the picture of Meghan and Jim that is probably one of my favorites.  We have the photo in our family room and I look at it often.  I see a photo of a young woman taking a HUGE step of faith, and yet clinging to her father for strength and a longing to know that even though she is moving on to the next phase of her life, that her father will still be there for her.       And that it how I view my life.  I know that He is there for me and so when life becomes full of burden that I can not carry alone, I put my trust in Him.  Yes, I cannot see Him, but I look at the picture of Meghan and Jim and I know that  is how I am with the Father.  I cling to Him and hope for a future that will be brighter. 

3 comments:

Meghan Hein said...

Tears... AGAIN!

Taria M. said...

AMEN!!!! God is so good, and He is so faithful.

Love and miss you!

Jen said...

This is beautiful...a lesson we cannot be reminded of too often. I miss you!