Sunday, November 1, 2009

disappointment...

Disappointment
blew into our home
this week
like a cold winter's wind.



and with it feelings of
discouragement, weariness, and fear.
But those are only feelings.

It is in times like these
that I come back to these life verses.


As for God, His ways are perfect.

2 Sam 22:31



(Oh, don't get me wrong...
I've battled with this before...
perfect is perfect...always...
not just when it's going my way)


But I trust in you, Oh Lord;

I say, You are my God.

My times are in your hands.
Psalm 31:14


Have a blessed day of rest, dear friends,

Rene'

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Hang in there....letting go of disappointment, discouragement, worry and embracing trust is such a difficult thing. Wishing you peace for the journey.

Sandi said...

Praying for you that God will care for you tenderly as only He can in disappointing times.
Hugs~

Pauline said...

Dear Cindy, what a melancholy post...however you seem to be handling it well. May the Lord bring peace to your house and heart.
Hugs

Rebecca said...

Isn't it so much easier in the good times and so much more fun! And those times will come again meanwhile you get to excercise in giving it over to the Lord sometimes on a minute to minute basis... I am trying to labor into that rest of giving it over. Isn't it funny we have to labor to rest, I can't wait until I can do that easier!
Blessings
Rebecca

Tete said...

When the bone chilling winds come, rest in the arms of God. It may be disappointing now, like the winter winds, but when He empties our hands, its only to give us something better. Unclinch the fists and open them to Him.

Tete said...

~ Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. ~ Eliza Tabor

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You are in my thoughts....during this time....

podso said...

Sorry about the disappointment but you have a beautiful perspective and you expressed it so well with your photography and words. Hang in there. God is still in charge.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Rene'
Thanks for your inspirational words and images. Hope they brighten your day as they have mine.
Blessings,
Donna

A Little Of This And That said...

In times of disappointment, it's a comfort to know that God sees and understands. This too shall pass. May God richly bless you this week.

Rebecca said...

I love the verse in Proverbs that tell us to Trust in God, always.

I've had a HUGE disappointment myself this past month. I even feel liked I've failed at something and failure (even if it is only perceived!) is NOT something I like to face.

I'm learning to finally do exactly what that scripture I just spoke of says..."...LEAN NOT UNTO MY OWN UNDERSTANDING, BUT IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL DIRECT THY PATH...".

Thinking of you and lifting you up to the Most High!

Love, Rebecca

Kristen said...

Prayers from a far away friend today.

Things have been tough here. I'm always just so thankful to know the Lord.

fairmaiden said...

Beautiful roses even in the midst of that disappointment.

vintage girl at heart said...

Peace Prayers and Blessings...

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I'll be thinking about you and I know you and your family can come together and work through your troubles!
Hugs~Kelly

Lenemora said...

Bless you! God is with you and He cares about everything in your life.
Nothing is impossible for God either.....

jAne said...

(*(*( tender embrace )*)*)

Bless you dearly at this time, dear friend.

jAne at tickleberry farm

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I am running so late with a comment on this post...but I so admire your images.
YES GOD IS PERFECT IN ALL HIS CHOICES for our lives....especially those we disagree with.
Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

P.S. Can you tell the name of the cabbage type rose that is in the TOP photo ?