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God’s Faithful and Infinite …. Reach| A FMF Post

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Time for Five Minute Friday, the unedited flash mob free write!

No edits, no corrections. Just five minutes of writing from your heart to share.

If you’re not sure how Five Minute Friday works, all the details are right over here.

 

Today’s Prompt|REACH … Go!

 

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

OH, How far is His reach? How far away can one get before He reaches out and retrieves them?

“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.” – Psalm 18:16, NLT 

I’ve been in a far away place since Tuesday. I’ve been accused, or should I kindly say that I’ve been counseled, that I am weak of faith, or out of faith or in a crisis of faith in regards to the report we got from the doctor that day.

I have been battling those things that weaken one’s faith. With prayer, scriptures and with considering those accusation and counsel, and I must add ALL of the encouragement; there was much more encouragement than criticism. But …. the days were hard, not only with the Doc’s words, but with the anger and discouragement they brought for both me and so much more for The Hubs. Considering what was spoken and what I already knew would be The Hubs’ response there was a lot in my head, and it wasn’t good.

I had gotten far away from what I knew to be truth. Even though I spoke that truth and rebuked the lies, I got lost in my own human-ness and fear and anger began to mix itself into that depression batter that we sometimes find ourselves in.

And then … last night, to make an already hard day bad, someone posted something so … I cannot even say it out loud let alone type it here, and I was crushed and really began to fight back. It took the post, both private and public (here) to make me stand up and really fight it.

It’s been a long day today, fighting what hurt and frightened me deeply, but I am here reaching for that peace beyond my understanding.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4


We must seek, and I forgot to seek, first the Kingdom of God … that is when we can ask whatever from Father and He will reach down from heaven and rescue us and give us not only what we need, but more, what our hearts desire! Matthew 6:33

You see … The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;” Psalm 138:8

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5

Stop!

Indulge me if you would. My 5 minutes are up, I just wanted to apologize if this post is scattered. But that’s what FMF is about, after all. I’d like to say that I am finally better tonight, I think I’m over the hump of this thing and finding my way back to me after many days of being “ME-BC”. Thanks for reading and always remember … God loves us, expects us to be human and expects us to reach out to Him when we are in need. So if you are in need, if you are frightened or hurt or angry reach out to God … Press into God and He will press into YOU!

Oh, that we might know the Lord!
    Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
    or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3

Andrea

Andrea

 

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

12 thoughts on “God’s Faithful and Infinite …. Reach| A FMF Post

  1. Im so sorry for your news and for such a hard day. May the Lord grant you true peace and rest from Him. Thank you so much for your honesty in this post. visiting from fmf.

  2. Sometimes it is hard to reach out when so much is overwhelming around you. But those are the times we most need to reach for our all-powerful God who works ALL things – even bad news from doctors – for good.

  3. My prayers are with you, Andrea. No matter what happens, God is with you. The caregiver life is NOT easy. Our emotions get scattered and our ability to knock two thoughts together diminishes with each stressful event. But God is with you. He understands. Hugs from me to you today!

    • I am at that place where scatter and putting two thoughts together is diminishing! And we are just now coming up on a year. I am so thankful that God is with me and understands. Without that knowing in my spirit I would simply disintegrate in this trial.
      Thank you.
      Andrea

  4. My heart echoes the feelings of being overrun by fear, but I rejoice to know you are growing and am excited for you to feel free–it is the best of feelings. And He is all good. Blessed to stop by here today. 🙂

  5. Thank you Karly.
    Blessings to you.
    Andrea

  6. You have my prayers. Keep reaching out because your cross is going to do beautiful things in the lives of many. I have only visited this space this one time, and already, you have reached a place in my heart.

  7. Another beautiful post my friend ~ One that {{REACHES}} the heart of our Abba Father ~ All of Psalm 18 is a beautiful song of David ~ vs 6, “In my distress I screamed to the Lord for his help. And he heard me from heaven; my cry {{reached}} his ears.” vs 16, ” He {{reached}} down from heaven and took me and drew me out of my great trials. He rescued me from deep waters.” (The Living Bible). He is there my sister, He is there ~ in the midst of your questions and trials ~ and He hears your heart. Love, Prayers, {{Hugs}}, & Blessings, my sweet friend ❤ ~ Dianna

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