Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Gratitude: Grateful that the Lord hears our cry!

I was talking with a friend last night and he stated while visiting his Mother who is ill, his Dad looked at them both and said " I'm going to watch T.V. and will let you two ladies sit and visit".......... I thought to myself - ouch! How could a Father speak to his Son that way.

It made me dwell on the TRUTH..... An earthly Father may not love and respect his Son here on earth - BUT OH WHAT A DIFFERENCE A HEAVENLY FATHER MAKES! Our heavenly Father loves us with such an unconditional love that he grants us FULL FORGIVENESS in his Son Jesus Christ! What joy that brings to my heart.

Isn't it wonderful to know and trust that God allows all things for HIS PURPOSE and that he is a GOOD GOD and will turn our disappointments into our BLESSINGS!

The enemy sends things like this into our lives to disappoint us.... cause us to slip backward into despair but the Lord will use our pain to allow his love to shine if we can allow Christ to be greater in us than he that is in the world........
Psalm 16: 7-8
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Today I'm trusting that God is near the down cast and broken hearted and that brings peace to my heart!


  1. I am so thankful for my heavenly Father.

  2. I too am so thankful for our Heavenly Father! His gracious love is wonderfully fulfilling! Thanks for sharing this Word with us today!
    Hugs & Prayers, HL

  3. Sad to know a father would speak to a son like that. :( Words hurt deep.

    So thankful God is with us always. He is especially close to the broken, what comfort.

  4. Amen! Thanks Holly for sharing this with my heart too. I also want to the ladies for posting their comments, which blessed my heart to read them at this diffcult time on my job, as I alway say, BUT GOD!!! He is my heavenly Father, and I am so grateful too. I don't know what I would do without the Lord in my life and my heart today. Thank You Jesus! God bless you Holly, keep sharing.

  5. Oops, I also want to thank the ladies for sharing.

  6. Great word. I was you think the dad may have just wanted the son and mom to have some private time together?

    I guess I like to think the best.


  7. Susan,

    I would love to think that as well.......

    But from what the gentlemen told me... His Father needs a relationship with the Lord....

    God is a big God.... more than able to save! Praying for his salvation for certain!

  8. It makes me so sad to know a father would speek to his son that way. Praying for that family.

  9. Words certainly hurt and but I am thankful His Word heals!

    Bless you for sharing!

  10. I too am greatful for such a wonderful Heavenly Father who is always there for us. Your post makes me stop and think, do I ever act like that father in your story? I will pray that God convicts my heart if I do.