Authentic Compassion

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flutterbye


This morning I'd like some problems we are facing to do what this butterfly did - visit if you must but then flutter away to some other garden! Isn't that selfish - to wish problems would visit somewhere else? My late husband (a wonderful guy who passed away in 1996) was often asked if he was angry a good person like him got something horrible like cancer. He (Ross) would always say "who would I wish this on? " He was a better person than I am -you probably notice I tend to marry above my grade in maturity level.
This morning we go into Fort Worth to the Heart Center for hubby to have a a stress echocardiogram. I'm claiming verses like crazy in my heart -"fear not", "trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understand" "be still and know that I am God" - but I realize the right one for us today is

2 Cor.4: 16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
The possibility of serious heart problems or any of the myriad physical afflictions which can drastically change our lives aren't equal to persecution in the faith, but making that correction in my application of what Paul wrote - I still trust our physical being WILL waste away but eternal glory - now that's a trade off worth anything. Y'all remind me of this when I get down in the dumps again OK?
It IS good on Buhlaland this morning - even butterflies have the sense to enjoy what they have when they have it. This morning I have my beloved and he has me, we both have our salvation and loving Father. That's enough isn't it?

10 comments:

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

many prayers for today. beautiful photo!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thank you - he survived the test and the technicians said it looked OK but our doctor wasn't there so will have to wait some more - ah the waiting - always fun!

Pam said...

Praying that it is nothing serious...

KathyB. said...

Oh what a wonderful post LindaSue! And I am glad to have read in the comments that his heart looks to be fine, hope and pray the doctor confirms this!

The butterfly picture is beautiful, and I very much like your verse of choice. Thank-you.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

It IS enough! Thank you for your verse today! It was just what I needed, too. Praying that you and hubby get good reports. Your post struck a cord in me! I need so much to be satisfied with what the Lord has given me today.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lindasue, my prayers are with you and your husband. I just love your words.....I think we all at times feel the way you do. Blessings, Kathleen

Vickie said...

Good post Linda Sue. I love the verses that you've posted the last few times - reminds me that we need to be content in all situations and solely lean on Jesus' name. Prayers for your husband and you, dear.

Lanny said...

Buggers on the waiting. Good that you found that verse. I wish I could have hung out with you this weekend for ever so many many reasons!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Y'all - I was looking back through my blog for something I did more than a year ago - and I've used that same verse from 2 Corinthians twice before! Evidently I cling to the idea that wasting away isn't a big deal because I get renewed inwardly. - It is a truth. I've been more than a little melancholy and gloomy of late - not a good witness and certainly a lousy companion. Working on that right now - a nap comes to mind as good therapy!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm sorry I missed this post... I'll still be praying for you both!