Saturday, September 5, 2015

Seasons Changing...Godspeed!

Evidence of Fresh snowfall is
on top of the Grand Tetons Peaks- as it rains here in the Buffalo Valley this morning.  A theater is out our front window of the RV as we watch the changing weather passing through the mountain view.
My Bible is open to Isiah 37:30-39:2.  Here begins Chapter 38 of Isaiah 'Hezekiah Illness' its title.
Hezekiah became ill to the point of death. Isiah as a prophet went to him and said, "This is what the Lord says; Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover." (excerpts from verse 1)

verse 2: Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. 3 "Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before You, faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes" And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
This caused me to pause, and yes ponder what i had just read as Gods, God breathed breath of life for us to witness.  See how Hezekiah '...put your house in order..' as the prophet Isaiah counseled him to do?
He prayed a prayer of faith and trust in God----  to remember his life and his life's walk of faith.  Then, he wept at the news-- yet STILL and always 'in faith'.  Trusting  fully that God's Will was perfect.  Like David "wholehearted devotion"  Hezekiah was faithful.  God remembering him and His Will was the order he sought for his household.
Hear verses 4,5&6; excerpts here:   "...This is what The Lord, The God of your father David says; "I have heard your prayer and seen your tears;...' 7-8 too!<><<><<><

This reply/answer to Hezekiah is also our living Word reply to our wholehearted prayers of faith.
God WILL always remember
me, us
our household
as we trust, obey and put ALL our faith in Him-
in life, in death
no matter the season
in ALL hope, every hope lifted to Him.
'Faith, hope and love remains.  And the greatest of these is love'
'Gods love endures forever'
through Jesus Christ our Savior, death even, has lost its sting...
though tears may fall in the good byes - faith tears fall bitter sweet in the 
'peace beyond understanding' in trusting GOD with this hour, just as we trust Him with every hour... along the way.
Seasons in our lives also bring us to bitter tears and sweet love
by faith is always
God's reply.
God keeps His promises
God's Love endures forever
Great is His faithfulness-
just a few of His promises that we may hold on to.

Happiness is temporal
God doesn't promise us happiness, in fact it is written that in this world we will have troubles.  When you/we/me find our-self in them, may God hear our pure heart cry of faith, above the fear that with a whole heart God has called us to cast it to Him- 
Good News remains "He cares for ..." your
Joy remains in the Sovereignty of God-
no matter the view.  Sometimes it is best seen through bitter sweet tears of faith-- in them, through them comes our "Thank You God"
Those whom have gone through tragedy seeming know this more than most.  There really are no words to describe: God's PEACE beyond understanding" except that it is as true as the greatest symbol of the Truth that "God keeps His promises' -- the Rainbow.
 A Rainbow only comes from clouds... ever notice that?

Its a  rainy rainy rainy day here in the Grand Tetons.
The season in life remains renewed in God's hands.  Fall marks Winter is coming.  No matter the season at hand, in Gods hands - Peace remains and His care for us too.

Isaiah 38:9-20 is Hezekiah, king of Judah's than you prayer through illness to Gods recovery for him.  "Great is His faithfulness" proclaimed loud and clear.

Insight and wisdom of the Lord delivered too as seen in verse 17: "Surely it was for my benefit that i suffered such anguish.  In Your love You kept me from the pit of destruction.  You have put all my sins behind your back"
<><<><<><  Such a reflection of God's glory in ones heart is in this verse.  Read all for complete context.  Rescued from the grave-- we each may proclaim-- by grace; a GIFT from God Almighty Himself directly to us each- God-breathed.  Be it physical or spiritual healing
Here, Hezekiah's illness revealed both to him.  
God not only puts our sins out of sight, He also puts them out of reach (Micah 7:19; Psalm 103:12)
and out of mind (Jeremiah 31:34)
and out of existence! (Isaiah 43:25; 44:22; Psalm 51;1,9; Acts 3:19) 
v.18 For the grave cannot praise You, death cannot sing Your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
19  The living, the living ---they praise You, as i am doing today;
fathers tell their children about Your faithfulness
20 The Lord will save me, and WE will sing with stringed instruments
in the temple of The Lord
It is a very rainy morn here in the Grand Tetons Buffalo Valley--- ALL is well-- a rainbow is out there somewhere, as is the truth of God:
God keeps His Promise
God's Love endures forever and ever!

noting some previous shares in this life; the highs and lows and the ALL good remains.  Life is hard, GOD is good.  His LOVE endures forever! 
A little of my before is at Fine Art Connoisseur Collector  
and a little of my after is at An Original Hitt Events  
and a little of my current is at Karen Hitt Out And About Blog 
I don't usually share these details here at my Christian blog site.  Do believe they are relevant this hour too though.  For God seems to be showing me more and more, that no matter what we see, no matter the season, it is His GODSPEED that leads us on if we choose to walk by faith, not by sight-
Godspeed lives out loud indeed.