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Living In Grace

A Christ inspired work dealing with American Christian Culture in the New Century.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peaceful Storm

This is going to be a short post since I am on my phone, we are far from home, and life is swirling about us like a Midwest tornado.

This is our last couple weeks.

1. My mother-in-law goes into the hospital with renal failure, pulmonary failure, and other issues.

2. We drop everything and travel from North Carolina to Arizona.

3. On the way we have a flat and must buy a new tire. ( we are already on a tight budget )

4. Stressful stay at hospital. In law does recover although still incapacitated.

5. We ( wife, myself, and brother-in-law ) clean and prepare house for her return

6. She gets home and we leave

7. We hit a deer in Texas. Van may be totaled but adjuster has not contacted us yet

8. Seems no rental car agency has a one way rental to NC ( we believe we have found one )

9. We leave in the morning.

10. I am overdue for work.

As utterly frustrating as the last couple weeks have been there are a few things that have kept us sane. I have the utmost faith that God has both blessed and been merciful to us through all the turmoil life has brought us and here is why:

1. A sure understanding of God's promises and His faithfulness.

2. Praying friends and family

3. The small coincidences that through faith I attribute to the providential Hand of God. ( things could have went drastically worse )

4. Peace. Peace about tomorrow. And the next day. Even when on the outside I felt like screaming there was a deep peace.

So what has God brought you through? Do you believe God is faithful? Is God only worthy of praise and honor during the good times?

NO!!! I will give thanks in all things and praise Jesus Christ who has redeemed me.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Amanda Daubenmeyer said...

Hi, wow, don't you hate when you're hit with one thing after another? Glad you all are safe and your mother in law is doing better. I pray for her to be completely healed in Jesus name.
Blessings:)

April 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous lwstapleton said...

Thanks for the prayers Amanda. God is in control even when things seems to be falling apart n

April 21, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Carla@3-foldcord.com said...

Wow Luther, what a rough couple of weeks. What an excellent example of God's grace you have been. Praising God when things are crazy is such a tough task, and yet it is usually what heralds in the peace that only Christ can give. I will continue to pray for you and your family, Luther, and that God will bless you in all of this.

Have a Blessed Easter, friend!

April 23, 2011 at 2:25 AM  
Anonymous Luther@Living In Grace said...

Thanks for the prayers Carla they are much appreciated. Giving thanks in all things is a very tough thing to do and I am afraid that I do not always succeed at it. It is very ture that He gives peace that passed understanding

April 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

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