Authentic Compassion

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I know Who holds my hand


Cold clear skies over Texas this morning. In our devotional readings this quote from an old hymn
Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand. —Stanphill

- we both like the hymn and I included the quote in my exercise blog entry. Then out in bitterly cold (for Texas) weather to tend to animals -plenty of water available in trough and for chickens. When I returned to the house - DH was on phone with our neighbor who is without electricity - no water because no pump - no heat to keep water from freezing up. We found out the whole area has an outage (at least everyone on the major utility company). Our property is serviced by a local utility - a little more expensive but proves to be a good choice. DH is having a hard week with his breathing and on oxygen much of the day. After the phone calls and checking on other neighbors we looked at one another. Continually gobsmacked with Jehovah Jireh - the one who provides. Through absolutely NO work of our hands we have a warm house, hot coffee and oxygen machine running smoothly. I know most of the world thinks this is "luck" or "just how things go" but for the residents of Buhlaland - it is GOOD we know Who holds tomorrow.
We truly pray if you - dear reader - do not have that security - please go to here or here .
It is incredibly, mindblowingly good on Buhlaland and we give all credit where it belongs.





12 comments:

Pam said...

God is good, all the time.

All the time, God is good.

Much to be thankful here too, including a warm house to shelter us from the cold snap we are experiencing!

Mary Humphrey said...

The cold snap drained our propane tank too quickly. We are sitting at 5%, and are waiting until mid-week until the gas company will come out. I turned the thermostat down to 50 degrees. We are very comfortable with electric heaters in a few rooms. I could moan and groan, but I will not. God has a plan, and I am sheltered. Praise the Lord!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Glad you are warm and safe Pam - Mary so sorry about the propane issue for you - we are on a monthly refill plan and thank goodness have never run low.
It is good for us to know how blessed we are -

KathyB. said...

Allison Krause has such a pretty voice, and it is a blessing she uses it so often to sing about God.

To have heat, running water and hot coffee, ahhhhh, highly underrated until one does NOT have them, and especially good and wonderful that you did not lose your power. God kept it all intact for your DH you know. ( Well, WE know!)

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thanks KathyB - your family definitely knows what "without" feels like as I recall the great storm which took down most of your roof meant some challenging days -but like us- none of you were hurt and the basics were quickly provided for. His eye is on the sparrow - so I KNOW He watches me.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved your uplifting post. I hope this finds your DH doing much better. We have a heater in the well house for our home, but no heater in the garden well house. The outside faucet has been frozen this past week and I have had to tote water to the ducks and chickens. We did have sunshine this past weekend! Hope your area warms up. Just loved your words on this post. Blessings,Kathleen

teamwilhite said...

Thanks for the reminder :)

Vickie said...

Linda Sue - God works in mysterious ways, doesn't He! Actually it shouldn't be mysterious at all - He provides, He knows what we need before we ask. I'm thankful that He's watching over you and Skip and keeping your home warm and providing all the other things that you guys need. He's doing the same for me.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love that song so much, Linda Sue.... and your post says it all... we really do know who holds it all in his hands, don't we?
I'm glad you all are staying warm... hopefully our cold snap will end soon.
(hugs))

Dani said...

its been a few days since your post..hope things are better for you both...as I know you are..we are taking it one day at a time...God is supplying our needs as He is yours...

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thanks all for the encouragement - DH still having major oxygen level issues - seeing specialist on Monday. Weather here is greatly improving -much warmer and should have a nice rain tomorrow.

Lanny said...

Amen.