Omega, I’m relieved that You have the final say…in life, work, relationships, politics, wars, and death. Not that I don’t question Your ways and Your timing, but You knew we wouldn’t fully understand Your divine agenda. What brings me comfort and peace is realizing that, even when I don’t “get it”, I can trust Your loving heart and Your perfect plan.
If there were no plan in place, no sovereign hand to lead, we would live without purpose, having no resources beyond ourselves, and left to the whim of every wind. I take refuge in Your finality. Amen.
But the plan of the LORD stands forever, wise designs through all generations. Psalm 33:11
Amen and Amen! A wonderful start to Holy Week!
I posted this prayer to my page. The words are so meanful and terribly helpful in any situation in life. I have read these words over and over again. Such a wonderfully true message!! I love my God and I know he has a plan for all of us!
As you know we moved here only a short 6 months ago… and I’ve never known sadness like I do now. I had no idea how it would hurt to move away from friends and family after 11 years (plus the fact i grew up there). I know you know about moving, so I’m simply asking you to pray for me. This move is more than I bargained for and (today) I would pack it up and move home. Funny, no one else thinks we should do that! 😉 Just having a hard time with the fact that this is my new normal. Thanks for this sweet post.
I know you wrote this weeks ago…but today…this very day, this very morning, I found my way here for Ann(Voskamnp)..and I need to read those very words… My Omega has the final say.
I fully don’t understand this meaning. I truely depend on God and all of His ways. He sets forth for me a plan each day. It is very hard to follow and sometimes I do falter and fail, but He picks me up and says try again.
I JUST ‘found you’ on the Trinity channel tonight…and enjoyed listening to you speaking of your life experiences (w/humor)…Looked up your speaking schedule, only to find that you were speaking w/in driving distance TONIGHT…I would have gone. I became a pastor’s wife ab’t 30 yrs. ago (in the midst of MY storm of Agoraphobia)….and could NOT share it w/ANYONE…for fear it would be the beginning of the end of our ministry…Sooooo, I prayed fervently w/mustard-seed faith that the LORD would get me through the moment (s)….and, heal me, that I could be used of him. In a ‘nutshell’, my LORD ‘hit me over the head w/ Isa. 58’ for some time, UNTIL I ‘got it’…:+)…I had to say it was not ‘overnight’….but, many years of ‘recovery;….all the while, though, seeking to minister to others, while hiding my own pain. YOU are the first person that I have actually heard speak on the subject of suffering through it and be able to have said of you: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel”….”I will look unto the mountain, from whence cometh my help”…..I hope to find your books…and, esp. one that tells how the LORD brought you through….THANK YOU, Love in Christ, Jan
I am orininally from the Pontiac area. While attending a women’s retreat in Kalamazoo, I heard you give the book report as part of the retreat. You were funny and interesting way back then. My how God has used you in the years since. What a breath of fresh air you are! I am now receiving the dvd’s from Women of Faith. Absolutely love them and am asking God to give me an opportunity to use them in whatever way He chooses. As a senior of 78 years, I am still learning God’s ways, and they are always right , even if I do not always understand at the time. In time when looking back, I can sometimes see the why’s and the wherefore’s. But even if I can’t, I know beyone a shadow of a doubt, He is in complete control. His character never changes which enables me to trust Him. Bless you, Patsy for sharing all your warts with us. It makes you real.
Today I had a very chilly ride on my motorcycle to work and the conversation between myself and a co-worker about motorcycles reminded her of you. I had to look you up and see who you were and what you were about. 🙂 I just wanted to say I am glad you found me today. I love the Omega blog! Today is the LAST day of school for my two children who are going to be Senior and Sophomore in high school next year. So I love the coincidence there…LAST – OMEGA. We all struggle when we aren’t sure why or when or how life is happening. It is comforting to know we are just where we are supposed to be and God has a plan and a reason for all we go through in life. It seems the more we are growing and changing the more we struggle. I hope my children find comfort in knowing God has a plan as they go through life.