My Journey to Joy

August 25, 2011


Filed under: Contemplations — aunthoddy @ 3:30 PM
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Isaiah 54:1 Sing and shout, even though you have never had children!

“When the prophet Isaiah foretold of Jerusalem’s coming restoration, he likened its condition to a barren woman.  He told the Israelites to sing in the face of itThis is exactly how we should respond to unanswered prayer or the the barren or unfruitful situations in our own lives.  We are to sing praise to the One who can bring to life the places in us and our situations that appear to be dead…”  Stormie OMartian

I didn’t get to choose whether Daniel and I would be infertile.  I didn’t get to choose how smoothly our adoption will go, or how long it will take.  So many things in my life are out of my control.  I choose my response.

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of [our] lips, giving thanks to His name.  Hebrews 13:15

I Will Sing

“[God is] the One who hears our prayers and answers in His way and His time.  Whenever you have a dream in your life that seems to go unfulfilled year after year and there is no way possible to make it happen, determine to worship God in the face of it.”  Stormie OMartian

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his  name; make known his deeds among the  peoples!

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell  of all his wondrous works!  Psalms 105:1-2

He is worthy.  I will sing!


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