Monday, August 11, 2008

My Walk Mondays

My Walk Monday

I have a ton of stuff to do today, and a missionary friend just took my two eldest so I have to make this quick to take advantage of the kid-less home . . .

God just about brought me to tears this morning with this verse:

He tends his flock like a shepherd: he gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

Isaiah 40:10

The emphasis is mine . . . but I didn't want you to miss it . . . I am His lamb and you see, He carries me close to His heart! When I dwell on that I can almost hear His heartbeat.

But more - he gently leads those that have young - that's me. Praise Him for his gentle leading, because I do feel so lost on my own. And I've been feeling so tired lately as those of you who are close to me know.

This road trip we did with my husband fading away before my eyes with kidney failure has been the hardest trial I have been through of late. As he has been able to do less and less I have had to take on more and more, and his care too . . . My head swims with all the "what ifs" and "what nows" that need to be addressed. That is why this verse so touched my heart. I am blessed this morning knowing that I am gently lead and carried.

Praise God for that!

Gently lead and carried.

7 comments:

Scrapping Servant said...

OHHH! I LOVE that! He is so sweet to us... that is me too... gentle lead and carried... I'm gonna hold onto that one!

Brittney Harmon said...

WOW... that pretty much explains how I'm feeling about it.

Scrapping Servant said...

You encouraged me to FINALLY post for My Walk Monday today... thank you!!!!

Jan said...

What a beautiful post, Michelle. Thanks for the reminder that we are close to His heart...

Lu said...

oh how funny! that verse was given to me a few months ago in our beth moore bible study and now i have it in my kitchen to remind me daily that i am not doing this parenting thing alone... sure, i have hubbie when he's home from work and such, but these children are HIS kids. HE loves them more than i do and HE can parent MUCH better than i can. great. great post!!!

Happy Mama said...

Welcome back we missed you!!!!

Alicia said...

Hi there! So nice to meet you and have you comment on my blog! It's great to "meet" new sisters in the Lord!! I still have to look over your blog. I love to read other peoples stories!! I briefly read about your husband, and I will be praying for him!!! Blessings, Alicia