Saturday, July 7, 2012

ever faithful

As we visit with family and friends in the Pacific Northwest,
we've heard lots of stories of the past few years.

Stories of struggling with challenges like
caring for disabled loved ones,
experiencing debilitating health issues,
bearing long-term unemployment,
lovingly parenting through tumultuous times,
watching a lifetime of memories go up in flames in a home fire,

Our dear friend Wyndall (second from left) lost his home in a fire early this year

feeling the heartbreak of broken relationships, 
functioning in a frustrating work environment,
losing loved ones in death,
and facing uncertainties about the future.

But despite the challenges, 
the resounding theme we are hearing is one of 
hope.
A theme of God's goodness, and of His care through the struggles.
We hear the desire of your hearts to trust Him,
to follow Him.

 Thank you for sharing your stories with us...
for encouraging us with your faith in God Who is ever faithful!


Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, 
the faithful God 
who keeps covenant and steadfast love 
with those who love him and keep his commandments, 
to a thousand generations...
Deuteronomy 7:9

2 comments:

OliveTree said...

This is a wonderful reminder of God's faithfulness. One thing that is challenging to me while on furlough is hearing hearing so many stories of difficulties in the lives of our loved ones we haven't seen for several years. It's good to be reminded to keep our hearts focused on the One who is Faithful in all circumstances.

Choate Family said...

Oh, He IS faithful!