I am going to blog the top posts from 2011.
Number 11 is “The Towers Fell”
Two days after we buried Jake, the towers were struck by terrorism.
The United States and the world were shocked. I was stunned in every way possible.
What was happening to the world?
I had just buried my child and now I watched the news coverage over and over in bewilderment as the towers fell.
I felt everything in my world was falling around me. Chaos reigned in every area.
Our country had been attacked. My family felt like it was under a different kind of attack.
What do we do now, now that our towers have fallen?
How do we trust when we can’t understand? How do we know God’s presence when don’t feel it?
I have no wise answers here. I don’t have a clever way to tie in how our personal towers can fall and all we see are ashes and we hurt so bad we can barely function. What do we do?
I don’t know – all I know is that we just do it when we don’t feel it and eventually our feelings will catch up with what we know. I do know that they only way to feed what you know is through His Word.
It is so simple it is hard. Feed your soul with His Word and eventually your feelings will catch up with knowledge of Him. It is the only way I know to survive when your towers fall.
“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, LORD, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalms 126
I pray today, if your personal towers haven fallen, that you will dig deep in His Word to know Him. I pray you won’t rely on what you Feel about Him but what you KNOW about Him. I can promise you that if you do this, one day you will wake up with joy and your mouth will be full of laughter again.