Tuesday, July 01, 2008

She Smiles

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.

Smiling at the future. How does this Proverbs 31 woman possibly smile at what is to come? At things she doesn’t even have any idea about?

I mean, think about it. None of us knows even what tomorrow will bring.

Some of the fears I deal with and have dealt with in the past are for my kids’ lives. For my husband’s life. ( I’ve even had Dirk’s funeral all planned out before he arrived home late from work. (pre-cell phone days) ; ) )

And some days, I still have to fight that fear that something might happen to Dirk, or my kids or my grands. Then where would I be? How would I make it? How could I survive?

So, just how does this model Proverbs woman smile at the future?

I believe she has such a whole, complete trust in God, in His faithfulness, in the fact that He is in control, that she has true peace and restfulness in her heart. She smiles. She smiles at the future.

I still want to get there. To that place where I can rest and trust and just smile. And most days, I find it getting easier. Some days, I still have to force that smile by knowing that it’s the Truth…my mind just has a hard time wrapping my heart completely around it.

How about you? Do you have any fears that keep you from smiling at the future?


Theresa said...

I do smile for the future. It is the present that is smacking that smile right off my face lately. ;)

I can smile for what I don't know but my heart is breaking for what I do know now. I still try to smile though.

Taylor Hale said...

I'm afraid of losing my family, or my friends. I don't know what I would do without them.

deleise said...

Working on it.

Alec Warn said...

the fear of wondering if things are gonna go back to "regular" and i forget all tht the Lord is teaching me.

Alec Warn said...

yes yes yes! i love that.
and i didnt meant like 3 different things. i just meant, those are what each of those phrases mean. but yes, theyre all 1 God, just different names! But I have just learned what the names represent, not to say that there are 3 Gods :]
thanks for the comment!

Mandy said...

That's my life's verse...what I'm aiming towards atleast. I'm not sure I can pinpoint what scares me about the future--maybe not getting to do what I love and not fulfilling my dreams.

princessjes said...

Are you kidding me Mama Meadows! *God, is that you?*