Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 11, 2017

Echos of Faithfulness

“Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation.  Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God.” Psalm 90:1-2 (HCSB)

I remember those single mom years  – seems like yesterday sometimes. Me and my little boy doing life together.  Football practices, movie nights and trips to the lake.  Fun times, crazy memories that echo in this momma’s soul.  Definitely not all sugar coated – lots of tough years and struggles that challenged us deep.  We shared too much chicken noodle soup and stretched every dollar at the grocery checkout line.  Never forgot the co-worker who kept me clothed with her hand me downs;  shopping for momma never hits the list.  And in the midst of all these, God has been and continues to be my sweet place of refuge.

Really shouldn’t surprise me – God’s forever faithfulness. I can see it etched from generation to generation.  My granny was a single mom raising my dad and his sister.  Never went hungry; they survived it all.  Greatest prayer warrior I’ve ever known this tiny little woman who never gave up, never gave in and persisted before the throne.  Loved her Jesus much. Cancer took my other granny way before her time.  She was a strong, wise business woman who fought her battle hard and long.  Despite her pain and suffering, granny loved big and clung to her Jesus even in the hardest of places.

I can trace God’s faithfulness sprinkled throughout our family tree.  God’s unchangeable, unshakeable and unmoveable character providing sweet refuge for His children. Tender graces that shaped and molded me formed out of generations of His faithfulness. Snapshots I will never forget.  Memories forever framed in my mind.  Sustainers that rise to the surface when hard days hit.

So what’s your God story?  How has He been faithful to you and those you love?  Steal away a few moments this Fall to collect those memories.  Reminders that He is always there.  Trace His fingertips across your life and savor His refuge from generation to generation. Share those stories with someone on the edge of giving up.  Give those stories to those you love and cherish. Our God – the faithful One – from everlasting to everlasting.

“How I love the pages of our journey God – echos of Your faithful love to us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

 

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