Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I'm a zebra. The women at my church meet and try to encourage each other in life and in our faith. Each month we work on something, this month we are remembering things God has taught us.

In one year my step son died, my parents divorced and my son was diagnosed with autism. I always thought I was a strong person, but that year brought me to my knees. A few verses became very special to me. They are:

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Hebrews 13:5,6 God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Things in life hit me hard, I often feel like I've been thrown under a bus... I've heard people say faith is a crutch, for me its more like a stretcher, I don't think I could get out of bed without my relationship with God.


Chynna said...

Bonnie, thank you so much for this post. My faith is so important to me and has always kept me strong even during the toughest moments (especially with Jaimie). I've always said we go through things--both good and bad--to teach us and prepare us for what's coming up ahead. And God is always there guiding us through it all. =)

Thank you for reminding me to take time to 'remember.'


The Glasers said...

Amen, Bonnie!!!!

One of my friends says that God DOES give us more than we can handle to help us to draw closer to Him! He has sure helped me develop an optimistic attitude about autism: I KNOW Pamela will be cured some day. If it is not this lifetime, it will be in the eternal life!!! What joy that will be to communicate with her more fully.

Sue from Oz said...

I always imagine God as being a bit like the safety net under the trapeze at the circus, and sometimes I just need to lie in it. Had a year like you mention 3-4 years ago and did a lot of lying in it then!
This is a good reminder for me - my son has his 2nd Ax to confirm his Dx this Friday and we are experiencing a lot of anxiety about upcoming high school - time to lie in the net again.