Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blessed Be Your Name

Those lyrics seem to be pulsing through my heart today...

"Blessed be Your name in the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name"

Today... My prayers were answered. I will be going to the Mayo Clinic the first week of February. I am so thankful... I also have had a few friends, parents friends,  and family that have reached out to us upon the arrival of this news... With offers of rooms, R.V's and food. I feel so so so blessed.

"Blessed be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name"

This morning... even alongside my excitement... I'm in total disbelief... completely discouraged... that this is happening... that I'm still 24 and sick... My plans have changed... and I've become more of a "Let's just get through it" kind of gal... then "Wow!!! Look at all of my plans!"... (Note to self... If God want's my attention... he sure does know how to get it... don't be so stubborn Rachel.)

"Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be Your name."

This is my hope for the future... I long to realize that the sun is still shining... the birds are singing me a melody... and the butterflies somehow know to live in my backyard.

"Every blessing you turn out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name"

May this be my prayer... in everything... Praise the Lord.

"You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord Blessed be your name"

Currently I find myself with tears welling up inside my eyes.. as only tears can do... As they begin to fall... slowly onto my keyboard... I am quickly realizing... how extremely difficult this verses is.

"You give and take away" Wow... that is a tough one...

My health has been taken away...

But, I have been given these trials so that I may more fully know his grace.

"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV)

Blessed be His name.
xoxo- me

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration young lady, thank you for such a pure message. God Bless you!