Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hoping

It is amazing to me how very much I can miss this piece of cyberspace.

I have had posts sitting in "edit" for some weeks now. But I have not been able to sit down and get them posted.

Tonight, as the clock nears midnight, I am finally getting back to this place I love.

Blogland.

Rumor has it that Wireless World is in my future. More frequent posting could be anticipated.

I hope.

It's hard to dive back in to a journal when I haven't been posting regularly. Lots of thoughts, struggles, obstacles and victories have happened in the meantime and all those events change me a little. Stretch me. Pain me. Make me grow.

I would love to share more about this season of ministry in our lives and I do believe that someday this time of struggle will become blessing to others who are striving in a similar environment.

I hope.

But for now, just for a time, all the ponderings must simmer a bit. Some seasonings of life are bitter, but if they stew long enough, their flavor together with others enhance a dish to sublime.

I hope.

I've been clinging to this verse for the last few weeks. A good inspiration for a very tired heart.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13


I'm anticipating the "overflow" as I learn, still, to put my trust in him.

Joy and peace to you!

8 comments:

Kelly Vaughn said...

I am so glad to get a glimpse into your heart. Longing for a conversaton with you. Until that is possible, I am praying that the Lord fill you with joy and peace as you wait on him.

beckyreeves said...

This is the very same verse that I wrote out a month ago and stuck on my refrigerator so I would see it many times a day! I echo VERY much your sentiments. I am choosing hope and asking for joy and peace from the Lord in this season for us, too. I am praying for you and your family and ministry, Cheryl! May our God of hope's joy and peace be yours!

Sandi said...

May God give you peace and strength to trust in Him, Cheryl.

Trisha said...

Oh, how my heart is with yours. I can't wait to see you and TALK!

Love you!

Procters said...

I love you!!!
I am HOPING time will go quickly as I wait to see you!
Safe travels, sister...

Brian Pannell said...

I love reading the cries of your heart Cheryl. They are beautiful.

I have been through a "season" myself lately. John 16:33 has been my comfort.

Brian said...

I don't even know what to say, Cheryl, just that we pray for you often! We love you, and can't wait for you to be here. May your furlough be a filling of your spirit--a long drink of God's refreshment for your soul.
Love, Kristin

Kathy said...

Cheryl, I hope the wireless world is not too far behind because I love your posts! You don't know me, but I have admired your family from afar for many years--not because of greatness, but because His power is perfected in weakness and you all are not afraid to show that. You persevere and you find a way to learn and find joy in your situation--that is greatness! His greatness. Thank you for shining the light for the rest of us to see even when you're feeling dim!