I was tempted to question God's wisdom this morning, then I recalled my blog name, Too Wonderful for Me.......and recalled Job's words when face to face with almighty God..."I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked,' Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know."
This morning I got a call from the American Consolate in Dubai....my son was arrested last night for drunk and disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. I have been praying for some time that God would do whatever it takes to open the eyes of Paul's heart and bring him to a saving faith and save him from his drug and alcohol problem. Truthfully, I thought whatever it takes might be my death, but maybe not....I am praying that the Lord would use this "time out" to work in Paul's heart. He will possibly spend 2 or more months in prison there.....yes, my heart is breaking and tears are flowing, however, I am, through my tears, saying Thanks be to God who controls everything....Thanks be to God who has been faithful to protect Paul from physical harm....Thanks be to God that it was not a call telling me he had been harmed or killed.....Thanks be to God that I can trust Him with my child.....and thanks be to God that His everlasting arms are holding me during this time.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I wonder seriously if I will ever learn to just relax and trust the Wonderful God who with his Word created the entire universe to do what He does best......care for us. We prayed and prayed for just the right place for our son to live while going to college away from home for the first time. We arrived at the Q & A....and sometime during the long talks, I stuck my hand up and said "housing".....to which was replied...."oh, one of our second year students just bought a house and is looking for roommates".....WHAT????!!!!! So we call and make arrangements to go look, and we walked in that house and it was like we were home.....we liked the people who own the house, the location is perfect and we said "who do we pay?" .....Sooooo, with that burden lifted, we are now enjoying the process of getting ready to send him out into the world. Wow, is God great or what?! But of course, why am I always so surprised when He does just what He says He will do? Working on that. I sure wish I knew how to post pictures because i have a couple of good ones.