"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Friday, October 30, 2009

He IS my strength.

I thank the many of you that continue to comment, email, call and pray. He has used you to be my strength at a time in my life that is truly needed. I'm beginning to feel a little bit like Job.

I am taking a short hiatus to resolve or try to make sense of some family issues that have come up.

I miss my blogging life, but of course, my family comes first. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

I will post every few days whenever possible.

Love you all.

And Lord? I will continue to praise you in the storm!

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it's still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away

I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

- Casting Crowns


Aus said...

Very well - we understand your need for some space - you please understand that any thing we can do....phone call away!

hugs - aus and co.

The Princess's Mommy said...

Still praying for you, my friend.


sara said...

praying for you, friend!! And we will all be here when you get back!


The Ferrill's said...

Ohilda...I will be praying for you....I just read this morning about how our faith must be tested and tried. You will come through the fire again. Look at the words of this great song:

So many times i've questioned certain circumstances
Or things I could not understand
Many times in trials, weakness blurs my vision
And my frustration gets so out of hand
Its then I am reminded I've never been forsaken
I've never had to stand the test alone
As I look at all the victories
The spirit
rises up in me
And its through the fire my weakness is made strong

He never promised that the cross would not get heavy
And the hill would not be hard to climb
He never offered our victories without fighting
But He said help would always come in time
Just remember when you’re standing in the valley of decision
And the adversary says give in
Just hold on, our Lord will show up
And He will take you through the fire again

I love you Ohilda!!! We're holding you up....

Barbara Anderson said...

Lifting you and the family up. God hears your cries, and He knows your heart.
Know that you are loved, O.

Barbara in CT

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

Blessings to you and yours

Angel said...

God be with you, of course your family comes first! As much as we miss you we willkeep you close by keeping you in our prayers.

Jennifer said...

Missing you, but understanding completely! Praying for you and your family...

Much love!!

day by day said...

love you!!


Sherri said...

I love you!

mom2-4boys said...

I our thoughts and prayers.

The Byrd's Nest said...

You know how much I love you and your family. Keep your eyes upward and let Him be in control. You just love on your family and show them what He needs them to know.....my heart is with you mi amiga.

Sally- That Girl! said...

I have you smothered in prayer!!! Here if you need anything else!!!!

RamblingMother said...

praying for you!

Starla said...

Ohilda, Praying for you, dear sister. God hears and answers...and He cares for every little and big thing that is going on in your lives. Starla

David and Sarah said...

Praying for you, sweet sister.


Karin said...

Ohilda...praying for you, girl. We'll be here when you get back.

"I the Lord will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not. I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:13

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Praying for you!
I LOVE the "I lift my eyes" part! That is probably my very favorite verse in the bible! (:

Sara W. said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

O, thinking of you and hoping all the help you need is coming your way in all ways...Love you


Amy said...


I saw a quote today as I passed a church and it said, "To know the strength of the anchor, we must experience the storm." Praying that you are feeling the strength of that anchor and knowing in my heart that it will hold you safe through this storm.

I love you.

Prayers unending...

Cyndi said...

My dear friend...I am praying for you and hope that all is mending...healing...whatever. In my own selfish world, I have to say that I certainly miss you and your amusing quips...either about an eyebrow waxing gone bad to hysterical stories about the kids...when anyone else would be going insane...you are blogging it to your friends - many you have never met. I consider your posts a healing, inspirational, cyberspace ministry in many ways. I don't think I thank you enough for that! :o)
Although I am sorry to see that you are not online as often now, I know what a terrific mom you are...and you have once again proved that by choosing your family first. :o) My prayers are lifted for you and your family...and whatever issue that is demanding your full attention right now. Blessings to you, my friend! ~ Cyndi

Aus said...

Praying for you sweet - hand tough!

hugs and love - aus and co.

geminirn said...

Thoughts and prayers!!!
Hugs my friend!

Jewels of My Heart said...

oh, sweet friend.... you are right to praise Him in the storm for He is oh, so worthy...............
I will be praying for His peace that surpasses all understanding for you and your family..... for His healing and His perfect will for you all.
God bless you and stay the coarse.... just keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the thought that I think toward you says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
(He is with you and will never forsake you...)
Love you,

Jill W said...

Keeping you in my prayers!

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