Sunday, August 15, 2010

Surprised To Be Loved!


















Psalm 18:16-19 The Message

16-19 But me he caught—reached all the way
from sky to sea; he pulled me out
Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,
the void in which I was drowning.
They hit me when I was down,
but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
I stood there saved—surprised to be loved! 

No words could be truer for me than those written in Psalm 18. God rescued me from the captivity of family strongholds and set me on a course leading to happiness and healing. Each day I wake to the loving touch of my Heavenly Father, "surprised to be loved!" 


By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


Andrea

30 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

It is beautifully touching! And amazing. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Amen!!

Wanda's Wings said...

How does God let bad things happen to those He loves? I want to believe He loves me as much I do my own children.

Renee said...

God's love for us is deep and wide...sometimes e don't feel it but we are not to rely on just our feelings...This post is a blessing...thank you.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Beautiful words and beautiful photo. Oh my, what an awesome God we serve!

Wanda said...

Such lovely words of triumph Andrea. Who are we that God is so mindful of us.

Ozjane said...

Isn't it amazing how words just grab us at times and THE WORD speaks to us in a deep new way.
I was reading 2nd Chronicles last night feeling a bit sorry for myself that my new reading program had popped me there.........but oh the treasure.
Blessings

Dean Spencer said...

God is good, is He not? He is worthy of worship, glory, honor, and praise!

Christine said...

God has so many surprises. This is just ONE!
Thanks for sharing this surprise.

Loren said...

Oh Andrea...HE is so full of surprises :) So full of LOVE!!

No surprise is better than the ones from HIM!

Love you my dear friend

Relyn said...

the grip of His grace. I love that.

Debbie said...

What a special message of love!

Just Be Real said...

A very nice read Andrea. Beautiful message. Blessings dear one.

sarah said...

I feel this too....hugs to you

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Blessings, Andrea. Chaos is truly the enemy's playground, and the very opposite of His love and peace.

David C Brown said...

or, another translation says, "He delighted in me"; in me?!?!

Colleen said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much!

Diana said...

Thank you Andrea,it is always a pleasure to be inspired by you!
Love Di ♥

Karen said...

Love The Message version of this scripture!

Denise said...

Amen sis.

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen beautiful sister! He's so loving and faithful!!!

Nezzy said...

Often I'm in awe of the unconditional love of God. Far to often we don't feel worthy but we are a child of the King!

God bless ya and have a terrific day!!!

Nancy said...

So wonderful to be brought into the place of love. And because you were once somewhere else, the result is that much sweeter. What a wonderful God. The Message comes through again, loud and clear.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Awh Andrea...
you always say it so well(:)
Beautiful song~
hugs,Patty

Monique and Granny said...

Love that Psalm! I am so thankful for His faithfulness.

Jo said...

So many people should come here and read that verse about family strongholds.

It really just puts it all out there in perspective.

Always lovely to come by -- so sorry it's been so long since I've done so. Reading your post makes me realize why I love coming to see you.

Hope all is well with your new grandbaby and that you and your family are all happy and healthy.

Peace and serenity,
~Jo

Jennifer Haas said...

I was just catching up on your posts. You write/have the most amazing stories!!!

Just Breathe said...

Amen!

Buttercup said...

How have I missed this verse for all these years? Many thanks for leading me here!

Janean said...

i am humbled that He cared enough to rescue me as well, my sister. i'm standing next to you in praise of HIM.