Tuesday, December 9, 2008

God is STILL in Control

This has been a tough week for me. One that I'd rather forget, but know I never will. My grandfather died 3 days ago, and I am having a really hard time dealing with his death. Thankfully I'm going to theraphy tomorrow, but that still doesn't help the hurt and pain that I feel.
I don't think that I would be having such a hard time if he had not gone so quickly and he had a chance to say goodbye to everyone. By the time we ( the family) realized that he wasn't going to make it he was already in a coma. He was only in the hospital for 1 week, and had only gone because he was having stomach pains. No one in my family thought that he'd be dead within a week.
I had another grandfather die earlier this year, and although I wasn't close to him, I got to say goodbye, and we knew that he was going to die because of all the strokes he kept having.

But something came in the mail last night that made me stop and think that God is STILL in control and all that is happening is in HIS timing.
I got a catalog from Family Christian Stores, and they had some of their Christmas cards displayed and on a certain card the following is written:
"Just think, you're here not by chance, but by God's choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else- you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing that His grace can't give you.
He has allowed you to be here at this time in history
to fufill His special purpose for this generation."
Roy Lessin
My grandfather lived a happy and full life. He kept saying that he shouldn't have lived as long as he did. He was 88 when he died. He has 5 kids, 17 grandkids & kids -in-laws, and 10 great-grandkids. He was married to my grandmother for 65 years.
God looked down and saw that my grandfather had fulfilled God's purpose for being here, and took him home to a much better place. I know that my grandfather is in Heaven running and playing with those that have gone before him and all of his pets.
Although my family is sad and in mourning, I know that my grandfather wouldn't want us to be like this.
Since this year has been a horrible year with 3 deaths in my family, me spending 4 months in the hospital and having life saving surgery and all the other thins that have happened this year; GOD IS IN CONTROL. All of this has happened in HIS TIME, not mine.
So, when you are having a hard time with life, just remember that GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

It was so nice to hear from you. One of the hardest things I have had to learn is that God does things in HIS time. . .not ours. I wouldn't have chosen to have Olivia born at 23 weeks or to only spend 1 month and 1 day with my son. Although, I don't understand his timing, I know He has a bigger plan. Your faith and courage is amazing and I will keep you in my prayers.