Wednesday, April 23, 2008

One of those moments in life that I don't understand

I normally don't use my blog for things like this but this family is so dear to me and my family. God has chosen for reasons I don't fully understand or comprehend not to heal this wonderful lady. Her name is Sharon and she is the mother of Rod Brooks, one of my very close friends. The family got some very sad news yesterday telling them there was nothing more they could do for her. This is so close to me emotionally because my mother and my family went through a similar situation and God chose a different path for the resolution of it. Sharon reminds me so much of my mom too, and I think that is another reason why I hurt so much for them right now. I know God has his reasons for how he works things out but that still doesn't make it easy to understand. This is one of the many questions that I have on a list to ask him when I finally meet him one day. Until that day though, I just have to put my faith and strength in him and know that he is in control and he works all things for good, it is just extremely hard in these difficult times to see that good, which forces me to lean on him even more for that strength.

Rod, Juleah, Luke, Ava, we love you guys so very much and wish there was some way we could remove some of the hurt you are feeling in these times you are in right now and the times ahead, we just continue to pray that God gives you the strength you need and the comfort that comes from knowing he will never leave you or forsake you. It is in times like this that Phillipians 4:13 has to be used over and over and over.

And for anyone else that follows my blog, please be in prayer for them. They are an incredible family that loves God and serves God and are facing a very difficult time right now.


Juleah said...

Thank you from the depths of my heart. Your family is so special to us, I know you would do anything to help us. Thank you for blessing me so greatly with this post. Rod has found himself an amazing friend. I know it has to be humbling as a guy to share your feelings, but all in memory of us. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!

Sarah in Disturbia said...

I am wife to Chad and sister-in-law to Rod & Juleah. Thank you for your loving words. I can tell they are heart felt. I have yet to write my thoughts on this event because they are so painful. I hope to meet you when we are in OK.