Monday, January 24, 2011

Keeping My Eyes On God

Today is one of those days when someone I love very much is hurting. Struggling. Said to me, "I should be so strong by now." My heart shattered like crystal into little pieces.

I thought of the song above.

I want to fix it. I can't. I wrack my brain for that idea, that one thing I haven't thought of yet. If I could just think outside the right box...

But really, it's not something I can fix. I don't know what the answer is, but I do know in my heart and soul that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if I can't see see the glimmer of it right now.

You know what the bright spot is? Knowing that we are not alone. God is with us. Knowing there are people who care. People who are praying. People who love us. People who will be, already have been, the hands and feet of Christ to us.

When life doesn't go as planned, more frequently lately than I'd like to admit, I remember what one of my supervisors told me, "They can't kill you and eat you." That makes me laugh. Then I remember what my mother used to say, "God doesn't close a door without opening a window." And then...I remember that the thing I need to do through all of it, is keep my eyes on God.

Praying that we all can keep our eyes focused on the hope even through wilderness.



  1. Keeping our eyes on God and our arms firmly locked around Him is all we can often do, and all we ever need to do! God bless

  2. God doesn't promise that nothing bad will happen. He just promises to walk with you when it does. May you know his peace and love during this difficult time.

  3. I always love your posts. I always feel comforted by what you write. I am the same way. When someone is hurting I just want to fix it. When I can't I feel helpless.

    Thank you for your recent comments about my mom. I was touched that you took the time to post. :)