Saturday, October 16, 2010

We Are The People

Come let us sing to the Lord!

Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our Salvation.

Let us come to Him with thanksgiving.

Let us sing Psalms of praise to him,

For the Lord is a great God.

a great King above all gods.

He holds in his hands the depths of the earth

and the mightiest mountains.

The sea belongs to him, for he made it.

His hands formed the dry land too....

Come let us worship and bow down

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker

for he is our God.

We are the people he watches over

the flock under his care.

Psalm 95

This past week was a bit challenging with another CT Scan to rule out lymphoma on Monday and an appointment with the oncologist on Thursday. As each day passed I found myself fluxuating between peace and anxiety, assurance I was fine and worry that the cancer had returned. My faith in God did not waver, but my peace of mind did. It turns out my report was good, and there is no lymphoma to be seen. All is well...all is well. Praise God!

Looking back on my times of worry, the above verses sang out to me today. They reminded me that no matter what the results would have shown, God would still be God and all creation would still be His! He is my Rock, the one sure thing in my life. Through trials, tribulations or death, I would be watched over and kept in His care.

I belong to a conference call prayer group of "Lymies" ~ People battling Lyme Disease. We gather by phone every two weeks and pray for over 250 people. When I hear about all the suffering people are going through just in this group requesting prayer, I bend my knees and plead for God's mercy. It would be easy to be discouraged or feel overwhelmed...


When we open our Bible and pour over the scriptures our eyes focus on our Lord and our hope rises! The scriptures fill us with the promises of God, and as Psalm 95 tells us~

We ARE the people God watches over...the flock under His care. No matter what any of us are facing today, no matter what changes come for us ~ God is our Rock! "Come let us worship and bow down!"

Stop over and visit Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays and post a link or read inspirational posts.


Whidbey Woman said...

Praising God with you for the good report. Bless your heart!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for your good report earlier this week. This post certainly touched me greatly after a roller coaster ride with my husband the last few weeks. Thank you for sharing from your heart Renee. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.

daylily777 said...

I am glad you have a good report from your Scan . Amen , He is the rock of Salvation !

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Praise the Lord!! I'm so glad to hear this wonderful news.
God Bless,

dominique said...

I'm so glad for the praise report! WooHoo!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amen! Praise the Lord for a good report.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Praise God for the good report! Thank you for your wonderfully uplifting post. Again, thank you for sharing from your heart.


sarah said...

woo hoo. cheering Renee. that's awesome news about your results. and I think my post is simliar....that He does watch over us. He does really care and He does work things out for us. ☺☺☺

Donnie said...

So glad everything worked out. I had bladder cancer and every 3 months I have a cystoscope to see if another tumor shows up. I know the stress and anxiety we feel. I am so grateful for my faith that helps me through.

Stephani said...

Praise God for a good report!

Saleslady371 said...

Praise God for that good report. I am grateful along with you that no matter what...God doesn't change and we can take it to the bank. You encourgage me.

Cathy said...

Praise God for that good report! I loved those verses about our awesome God. Blessings ~

dunlizzie said...

God really is an awesome God! Thanks for the post from the heart.