Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm Choosing to Praise

I am a worrier! That is my natural bent. When I was reading my Bible this morning, I realized that I have a choice today. I have a very long day ahead of me while my Mother in Law/Love is in the hospital having major surgery and as we are awaiting the diagnosis to find out if she has cancer or not and if so which kind. (There are two kinds of pancreatic cancer, one is manageable, the other is fatal.)

I read Psalm 100 this morning. This is one of my favorite Psalms and was very comforting to me when my nephew, Luke was in surgery. Today, I return to it, and once again take comfort.

"Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations."
Psalm 100:3-5
I love how this tells us that He is God, He is our Creator! He made us and he personally knows us. I belong to Him. I know that Patty belongs to Him. He made her and He knows her personally, she is His lamb. He knows that she is having surgery right now, He is right there with her. Not only does God know her, He loves her with a steadfast love and He is faithful. This should cause us to praise Him and thank Him.
So, today, instead of worrying I'm choosing to praise Him. I know that no matter what happens today, God loves her and He is faithful. No matter what happens, He is worthy of praise and thanksgiving!

*Please scroll down to see pictures of Abby's princess party and more pictures from our vacation! My little princess is playing batman and running in the rain with her boy cousin right now!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Hey Amy,

I love you! And I'm praising God with you. Let us know how it goes. Give my love to Ryan.

Miss you, Rachel