Thank u all for being there for us these past 5 weeks……….
It’s been hard to find the time to write. Please continue to pray for Lauren. Here is my recent Caring Bridge post:
Monday, January 9, 2012 1:47 PM, CST
Draw on God’s supernatural strength……
I have finally had the chance to sit down and read my Bible……oh, how I have missed it so………
For over 20 years, my morning ritual consisted of getting my hot morning coffee, snuggling up in my big puffy chair, and soaking in what God might have for me that day. Over the last 5 weeks, I have not had a chance to do that, but God, being faithful, has sustained me with His Word through friends, family and people we do not even know, with thoughtful texts/ emails/ visits and posts covered in God’s Word. You will never know the impact this has made. Thank u for your faithfulness.
The Bible is my companion; my lifeline; my hope. I am forever grateful for His Hand in my life. What would we do without Him?
It makes me think back to a little over 20 years ago……
I was pursuing divorce from Jeff…..
Jesus was after my heart, but I wasn’t listening….
My heart was hard……
So, as many of you know, I divorced Jeff in 1992. It was soon after that, that God wouldn’t let me go. Three months after our divorce was final, I came to know Jesus personally, which led me down a pursuit for 7 years, until God restored our marriage and family in 1999. http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/the-scruggs/
As I was studying yesterday, God led me to one of the many 1500 principals in this Bible. This one from Ezekiel….It said: “In times of personal tragedy, we must draw on God’s supernatural strength to understand His purpose in our lives and to experience His love and grace more deeply.”
This led to another principal in Genesis which reminded me of God’s providence and divinity: ” When we face difficult situations, we should ask God to help us see some divine meaning in these experiences.”
This is my prayer every day……
May God direct your path. Draw on His Power and Strength, and seek Divine meaning in your experiences today.