Friday, September 07, 2007

Let it Rain

This week will probably not go on record as the best week that Scott and I have ever had. It started with the phone call we got Sunday that his grandmother passed. Then yesterday morning - Scott realized his car was dead. So last night we got one problem fixed and this morning - there was another issue with his car. And we have a window in our house that leaks when it rains and it had been fixed but this morning - there it was leaking again. And then today my mom let me know that my grandfather, who recently found out he has leukemia, is not doing well.
One thing I constantly say to Scott as we hear of other people's misfortunes is "why not us?" Why do we seem to have it so good? And even though this has been a tough week and doesn't seem to be getting any better - in the grand scheme of things we are still so blessed and I have to just keep thanking God for all that He has done for us. I think because it is a dark, rainy Friday - I just keep singing this Mercy Me song in my head and it pretty much sums up my feelings. Especially these two verses.

I can count a million times
People asking me how
I Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times



Jessica said...

So sorry this week has been rough! It reminds me of a book I read to my classes called "The Horrible, No Good, Bad, Very Rotten Day". : ) But you are right- we are blessed.

Anonymous said...

Girl...I can relate to you this week...when it rains, it pours! You and your family will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I really like this song a lot, too. We went to a MM concert not long after I miscarried and I remember crying during this song thinking how perfect the words were for me at that moment. I'm sorry you guys have had a rough week...I'm thinking about you. jlg

Anonymous said...

Just passing through and had to let you know that I was encouraged by reading this today. I believe that he who refresh others, will himself be refreshed - Proverbs 11:25

God bless you.