Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where Are We Headed Anyway?

Lord God, You have called Your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that Your hand is leading us and Your love supporting us. (LSB pg 311)

I've been trying to cope with three huge stressors in the last few months. Then there are lesser stresses such as
financial problems from three pay-cuts since the beginning of 2008,
the national political & economic scene,
and problems which have forced me to pretty much hush on email lists where I long kept in contact with many friends.

Add to that mix
Dad's death,
kids' moves,
back problems,
garden work,
rethinking and planning for the new year of homeschooling,
Pastor's absence for half the summer,
and still adjusting to the new hymnal.

We may not know where we're going. We may not know much of anything. But He promised to stay with us, and His love and grace support us. The Gospel is what gives us faith to go out with good courage.

I think I need more of the Gospel.

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