Oct 16, 2008

Wisdom in My Mailbox.

On occasion I will go out to the mailbox and find a letter from my mother-in-law. Those are good days. Because generally when a letter from my mother and father-in-law comes in the mail there is a nice surprise in it. And it means we get to eat out that night. ON THEM!

Oh, how we looooovvvveee when Grandma sends a letter!!

I'm not gonna lie. We are children.

So yesterday when I went to the mailbox I saw a letter from Grandma. The AG, who happened to be on the lawnmower (and driving by me at 87 mph) saw me opening it and asked who it was from. I mouthed the words, "Your Mom" to him, to which he held up both hands in the air and yelled "We Eat Good Tonight!"

Have I mentioned that we love getting letters from my in-laws?

But yesterday what I opened up was even more precious than the gift cards they send, the checks that say Enjoy a night out on us in the memo line, or a crisp $20 bill that is meant to be spent on grandbabies and all the strawberry ice cream they can consume.

Here's what it was...

Psalm 17:7-8, "Show thy marvelous lovingkindess, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of thy eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings."

Psalm 27:5, "In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me upon a rock."

Psalm 34:17, "The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."

Psalm 37:3, "Trust in the Lord and do good;l so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."

Psalm 56:11, "In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me."

Psalm 66:20, "Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor hid mercy from me."

I don't know if you needed to be reminded of those promises today - but I certainly did.

I needed to be reminded that no matter how much I pay for gas, or who becomes my next president, I shall dwell in the land and I SHALL BE FED.

I needed to be reminded that even though I spend two hours listening to two men who esteem themselves as being in touch with my heart, but most certainly are not, GOD HAS NOT TURNED AWAY FROM MY PRAYER.

I needed to be reminded that no matter how fancy their blue suits and red ties are it is ME who is THE APPLE OF HIS EYE.

So are you. Be reminded of that, today.

So along with my mother-in-law may I just remind you that, "I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread." (Psalm 37:25)

So thanks Grandma (and Bonga) for your kindness and your reminders of God's faithfulness.
And thank you, God! It's because of you...
WE EAT GOOD TONIGHT!

23 comments:

Trish said...

AMEN!

Genie Marie said...

So Good to know that our God is still in control. Thanks for the encouragement this morning. My husband always says..."Either God's in control or He is not..and we know He is! What are you worried about?" Have a blessed day!

Lula! said...

Word to your mutha.

And word to The Father.

Amen.

Deanna said...

Thanks, Melissa....that was needed.

Mrs de Miranda said...

That is beautiful! And I certainly do need to be reminded, it is so comforting to me, to know that my Heavenly Father loves me, He knows me, and He is always there for me. Thanks Melissa for the reminder, thanks to the MIL.

Katy Lin :) said...

Amen!!! Praise the Lord!!! Thank you so much for sharing this :) God is good!!!

Karol said...

Thank you for reminding me those things. That was definitely needed.

Kristan said...

it is sooo easy to forget we are the apple of his eye! We have our children, and our hubby's, and our own little lives(which are of great importance to us), but he is of even GREATER importance to us, and I know I personally can always improve on how much I live FOR HIM, not FOR ME!! Thanks!!

Lynda said...

Thanks to each of you.

Rhea said...

I say, ditto to what Lula said. hehe

Cheryl said...

I really needed to read this. I'm having a crisis of faith at the moment and this helps. Thank you.

Heather said...

How blessed you are to have in laws who are so generous and wise!
I can't tell you how I long for that!
Thanks for posting this today. I seriously needed to read those promises, b/c we're currently facing a HUGE financial crisis. I KNOW He loves and will provide for us, but it's so hard to get the phone calls and letters and still believe that He will come through. What if He allows us to go through bankruptcy?! That's the hard part. How can I trust Him for my eternity and not trust Him now with this?! Because I DO trust Him with the hereafter, it's the here and now I'm having trouble with.
Sorry to have unloaded this onto you, but I wanted you to know you've made a difference in my day!
Thanks!

sixsteps said...

wow, thanks...I love how nothing seems to comfort more than the words and promises of my ABBA! I don't need to hear man's encouragement, I need to my Fathers' voice! Thanks for being a vessel of that today!

i'm black betty said...

AMEN! i needed to hear that today. thank you.

Aja Jenise said...

Beautiful post during such an uneasy time! Thank you Melissa...

Wep said...

Such a nice post!

Tracy P. said...

Wow, what a treasure!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Denise said...

You have no idea how much I needed those words today. Thank you for sharing. I will thank God for you and your blog and I will also say a prayer for Heather and her family. God Bless!

Hairline Fracture said...

Thanks for sharing those encouraging Scriptures. As I was telling 5 y.o. Miss Pink, He truly does have the whole world in His hands.

Blissful Nikki said...

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! Wow, what an amazing reminder of Gods precious love for his Children! We truly are the apple of His eye! :)

Perksofbeingme said...

I'm really starting to think god doesn't exist. I'm glad someone believes.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

God is GOOD! Great post.

Jenn said...

God is good! All the time! I did need to hear that. And thank you, also, for making me laugh. I'm not new here but I don't think I've commented yet. Just wanted to say hi. :)