Psalms 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Last week on the morning Isaac (my nephew) passed, God gave my niece, Mandy a promise. Genesis 26:31 …and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
The faithfulness of God through my sister’s family crisis has been amazing. All through these past unsettling days, God has shown his mighty hand in numerous ways. His faithfulness to them has been undeniable as we watched them forge through these past few dark days. God has been their strong habitation that they have continually resorted to.
We want to question Gods will, but accepting what His plan is and that it is best for you is what keeps you continually hoping and trusting in the God who sees the whole picture.
My Brother-in-law, Rocky’s testimony, was to ask why? Isaac was being used of God. He was having a profound effect on his classmates. He was smart with a bright future. Gods answer to Rocky was a beautiful sunrise, handcrafted for him. Rocky rose early, not able to sleep and headed for the awesome overlook of the very lake his sons drowned in. The sky had been masked with smoke for days, due to forest fires, making it difficult to even see the mountains across the lake. The sun rose and he saw it for a few seconds, big and beautiful. It peeked over the mountain and disappeared in the haze of smoke. Much like the life of his son. He couldn’t see the sun but as it rose higher and higher he saw the reflection of its rays on the waters, bright and illuminating. There was no doubt the sun was there. Not seeing the sun but seeing it’s effects. Just like his son, the effects of Isaac’s life will be there, illuminating a path for others to see. Giving Rocky hope that Isaac’s life will continue to live on.
God has been so real to all of us. He has given comfort that no man can give. He has shown his amazing grace in so many ways that it amazes me. I simply cannot tell how many times He’s been there.
There will be many hard days ahead for my sister and her family. This is something you grieve for daily. I just know and have confidence that they will resort to that strong habitation. Continually. And He will be their rock and fortress forever.
Keep the Grasser family in your prayers as they strive to move forward, begin a new normal, and trust in God’s divine providence for their lives. And as the promise said, “Go in Peace”.