Notes from the Waxhaws

Learning to sing again

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He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you’ — Hebrews 13:5

“We have the idea that God is going to do some exceptional thing— that He is preparing and equipping us for some extraordinary work in the future. But as we grow in His grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now, at this very moment. If we have God’s assurance behind us, the most amazing strength becomes ours, and we learn to sing, glorifying Him even in the ordinary days and ways of life.” — Oswald Chambers

I thought this would get easier with every week that passes…but it’s getting harder. I seem to have hit a wall of some kind…a realization of sorts that things are completely changed…and will never be quite the same. It’s now just a matter of getting up every morning…putting one foot in front of the other…and doing what needs to be done. The future has receded into a hazy mist…with no immediate plans…only the here and now. I know that must sound depressing…but it’s the way I feel at the moment. The good thing…I guess…is that it’s forcing me to reconsider what is really important, and spurring me on to get rid of all the flotsam and jetsam that one collects during the course of one’s life. I suddenly have this urge to simplify my life and get down to the bare essentials of  ‘ordinary days and ways of life’...wherever that leads me. Hopefully…it will help me to learn to sing again…

Written by Jim

June 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Posted in Grieving

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  1. Yep! I remember that day…..


    June 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

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