Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sowing Tears ~ Reaping Joy

One year ago today I came home after three months in intensive care following once-in-lifetime open-heart surgery.
God has showered his mercy upon us and brought us all home. 
His praise is on our lips.

We dream,
laughter fills our mouths,
shouts of joy are on our tongues,
we proclaim the great things God has done. 

We can look back on times of lament and recall how God pours out His mercy, and know that His mercy and steadfast love will follow us all the days of our lives. 

Lament is a song in our soul—
played in the hauntingly beautiful minor key;
the part in which we weep. 
Followed by the shouts of joy;
the dance when we rise up with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.
The music of mercy and grace, tears and joy never ends;
keeping the rhythm of life steady, bringing us home. 

This day we pause,
sing a lament,
and praise the Lord:
we have sown in tears,
we shall reap shouts of joy.


  1. wow I cannot imagine such a suffering time but God in his healing glory has cared for you and that is so beautiful. What a wonderful testimony of His love. I like that word lament, as we all have had 'times' where it just seemed so hard. Press on and forward and keep sharing your story.

  2. Gods courage shines in your weakness dear sister. Thank you for sharing.- praying for His continual glory to be seen in you.

  3. Just a beautiful celebration of your faithfulness and God's. Your family is precious - and so is your smile.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May it be filled with faith, family, friends, fellowship...OK, and lots and lots of food!



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