Friday, December 10, 2010

God never fails.

God never fails. God NEVER fails.

"Help me, Lord, my God. Save me according to your unfailing love." (Psalm 109:25-27)

I know this. Even when Seth died, I KNEW it was not a failure on God's part. I don't claim to understand how God works. And I admit that in the hurt that followed, I haven't always done a good job (or even a mediocre job. Or sometimes even something that would qualify as a poor job) of trusting God. Yet, God is gentle with me.

"Though he brings grief, He will show compassion. So great is His unfailing love." (Lamentations 3:32)

God never fails to show me His love. He never fails to use our journey with Seth to bless me.

This week, I had two opportunities to share Seth's story. On Thursday, a friend did a presentation to her class, a group of students learning to be heart cath. technicians. She did HLHS and presented Seth's case. I was invited to come observe and given the opportunity to speak which I appreciated greatly.

On Friday, I was part of a parent panel presenting to a group of student nurses. We share the stories of our infant loss in the hopes that they will be prepared to be more compassionate as nurses. And, as usual, God blessed ME!

I have a dear friend, Diane. Diane and I haven't spoken for a VERY long time. It was just one of those situations where we've lost touch. We share the same birthday (not birth year, she's like a big sister to me) and I think of her often, especially lately. She lost a sister in childhood so while she doesn't have children, I know she understands great loss.

So, I'm leaving this nursing class on Friday. In my car, headed down the road. As I'm making a left turn, I stop for a pedestrian. I wave her across the street and realize, it's DIANE! Making a long story not any longer than it needs to be, I drive around the block, park and FIND her inside the building! We exchanged phone numbers and are going to have lunch over Christmas break.

I know, a lot of people would say "what a nice coincidence." But I don't believe in coincidences. "Be aware of the coincidences in your life, for they may be small miracles". I believe in God-incidences! God used that moment, which I wouldn't have been in if not for Seth, to reunite me with an old friend. And I am blessed for it!

"Let your face shine on your servant; Save me in your unfailing love." (Psalm 31:15-17)


Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I LOVE it when God reaches down and blesses us that way. I like to call those God-incidences "Daddy's little girl moments"...when He just wants us to know He is there, guiding our every step...He sees us and He loves us.

What a beautiful gift! I'm sure many were touched by Seth's life as you shared that day, as well. I love the scriptures you shared, here, too Kathryn. Just beautiful!

God is so good!


Marsha Young said...

Not a coincidence but rather one of those "divine appointments."

Have you read Loni's post on "Red"? i thought of you when I read it. God bless you ...Marsha

Lucy and Ethel said...

So glad you had two opportunities to share Seth's story AND connected with an old friend :)

I'd say there's been a lot of angel intervention there lately!


D.J. Hughes said...

Oh, I just love it when those divine moments happen. What a blessing.

And thank you for being willing to share your story for God's glory.

May His peace fill you this Christmas, and always.

Holly said...

Yes, He never fails us!!

I am so glad you got to share your story and about Seth. I love opportunities for moms to share about their precious babies. And how wonderful that God brought Diane across your path!

Rachel said...

You are right - He never fails! Thank you for reminding me of that truth this morning.

I'm sure you blessed many others when you shared about your Seth's life.



allie :^) said...

wow! i need a blog that is full of trust and hope to follow, especially right now! :) thanks for sharing your amazing faith with us. your new friend! allie b. :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog through the BlogFrog post I did about our sweet Elijah. First let me say thank you for agreeing to pray with us.
I have just spent a LONG time reading your blog. OH MY. . . sister you have been through it! God is so good!
Seth's story is a story of faith, love, family, grief, and grace. God's gift that you have continued to pass on. Encouraging others with a giving heart.
Thank you for all that you do and for still believing that God is able.