Stand By Me (ppt)

February 3rd 2009

When the earth quakes and your life shakes like you never expected it to you need to find a solid place to stand.  A place where you know there is going to be that one spot that will not shake.  This week Natalie Grant posted a question about her song Our Hope Endures.  Christ is that Solid rock, that unmovable, never changing, ever present God in our lives who has promised to be by our side.  He proved that to me in the last 3 years.

Then there are people who stand with us through trial.  We have those people that no matter what happens in our life they don’t move.  They stand firm by their promise.  They stay unwavering.  For me it is my husband.  During the last three years we have seen our life change in ways no one would have predicted.  His wife has been through a medical journey that tested his vow of in sickness and in health in ways many people cannot imagine.  I know of men who left their wives in very similar medical journeys because they couldn’t take it, they didn’t sign up for it, or they just didn’t want to deal with it.  Yet my husband didn’t waver.  He never complained, never once even hinted that he couldn’t take it, or that he wasn’t going to put up with it.  He never once wavered in his commitment to stand by me no matter what was happening, or what would happen to me.

I thanked the Lord so many times for giving me a man that stood by me in a way I almost didn’t understand.  Coming from a divorced home there were days I expected him to say “No more”, but He never faltered.  I thanked the Lord for giving me the man I needed for the trial I was facing.  My husband demonstrated to me his faith by telling me time and time again that God was in charge, and it mattered not what was happening, his commitment was firm and he knew God was going to take care of us no matter the outcome.  After 3 years of trial and molding, God proved himself to me, and my husband stood by me regardless becuase he knew that God was faithful.  I see in my husband a measure of faith in God’s promises that I pray my son will also see.


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