Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sunsets and Declarations

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1


This picture was taken at sunset after a very stormy day a couple of Sundays ago...after the thunder rolled, and the rains came down hard pelting the earth...out came the sun, in beautiful golden  light, screaming silently against the most beautiful blue.
There was a calm quiet, and the air smelled clean, and after the humidity we had been experiencing, the cool breeze in the air felt refreshing....

It has been months since I have written a post. You see I have been going through some stormy times this summer. No worse than others experience, but uncomfortable all the same...changes with my business, health issues, feeling overwhelmed and defeated, broken relationships, just a general black cloud feeling...don't get me wrong, there have been wonderful days, new blessings, great memories this summer...but in the back of my mind, I was letting the storms of this world speak louder to me than God's voice, causing me to question if things would be alright.

God is so faithful and patient. It seems every day I would lay my burden down, and then by the end of the day, I would pick it back up and worry over it some...and then God would send me a friend, a song, a scripture that reassured me that I was never out of His sight... that He had a plan that would all work together to bring glory to Him.

Today, after 4 months of waiting to see what was growing on my thyroid...I got the answer...nothing there...all clear! Months of symptoms and questionable test results...positive findings on ultrasounds...it's gone! Praise God it's gone! I had a different kind of cancer scare a couple of years ago, and had surgery which removed pre-cancerous tissue, God was faithful before, so I knew he would be again....But, there is no guarantee that illness will stay away from me, but I do have a guarantee that if illness would come to me, I will never be alone- God will always walk with me through whatever I walk through.

I hope that you have that confidence, that the God who made you, loves you more than anyone else could and just wants you to rest and trust in Him...if you don't have that confidence, He is waiting there beside you .... waiting for you to turn to Him and ask Him for it...

So going back to that sunset picture...it was just about that weekend that I had been feeling more confident, that no matter what, I could face anything with my Lord by my side. I was at home when that beautiful sun came out, and I ran to get my camera...as I looked in awe at the beauty before me, it was like my own lens was dialed into a sharp focus. I felt joy... that the God who effortlessly painted a masterpiece across the sky, also painted my future.

The Heavens declared the glory of God...right to my soul. Later that week, I got to have the big scan I had to wait 4 months for. I had peace the whole week, through the whole test, and even in the waiting for the results that came today. I don't need to know where the nodules went, I don't care how...they are gone, and I am declaring the glory of God, because the hands that paint the skies, touched me...me.,who is sinful, selfish, and has many moments of "little" faith...

If you are going through something, hold on, have faith, cry out to Jesus...stand ready to capture the light of the sun that WILL shine on you again...

Here are a couple more pictures, that I snapped that evening...wonder what the sky in Heaven will look like... I hope someday to meet you there :)



23 comments:

Dieneke said...

Your photographs are amazing!
I will invite you to become a follower.
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Kelsey Homolka said...

Now following you! I too blog about photos and farming. What gorgeous pictures! Would love to chit chat about cameras, looking into jumping into the DSLR world and would love your imput!

Danielle said...

Beautiful photo but even more beautiful words.

Robyn said...

Allison, I saw your link on "Weekly Top Shot." Neat sunset pictures and inspiring words. Prayers of health and happiness to you.

Michelle said...

Love your pictures. I am now following you.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, incredible skies and great photography!

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful captures- love that orange tint to the clouds. Glad you are ok- just went through two health scares myself. I just have to keep my faith.

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you Robyn, Prayers for your Dad too!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

thank you for the visit and follow, I will be coming your way :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you for the visit and the follow :) I will come by and check out your blog too.

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks Terri,
Yep keep the faith, I will say some prayers for ya! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks so much! I am following back :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you Danielle! and thanks for taking time to comment :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, beautiful skies and accompanying thoughts.

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you! :)

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, such gorgeous shots and I was encouraged by your story, your faith. Why do we have so much trouble trusting Him sometimes...? Thank you for sharing on WTS#44!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you for stopping and commenting, glad you were here :)
God Bless!

Kelsey Homolka said...

absolutely gorgeous! you're a great writer, thank you for following my blog. i've put together a special article about my followers, did a little shout out for you! check it out sometime!

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