Thursday, September 1, 2011

He still is.

yesterday was a heck of a day.
our aparment got broken into.
I got a call from our apartment manager at 11:52 am.
I didn't know the number, so I let it go to voicemail.
when I saw that the number left a voicemessage, I listened.
and returned the call.
I went home immediately,
nightmares flashing in my eyes.
crying Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
my flesh was failing.
tears were streaming.
Jesus was all there was.

When I got home, it wasn't as bad as the nightmares I pictured.
I called a friend, and through tear mumbled words she understood and came.
Let me tell you right now, sweet ladies of the Lord are so priceless.
she kept telling me she was sorry that she looked a mess. she said she hadn't showered.
to me, she couldn't have been more beautiful
loving and supporting me like Christ.

and after a while, we put it all back together.
the house looks normal.
some things are gone.
but our souls and salvation remain.
we made a trip to home depot and bought every reinforcement they sold.

It was a heck of a day.
but there are a few things I know that were shown to me.

in those nightmarish moments when I had no strength and knew completlely and totally that Jesus was all there was, i knew.
Jesus is all that there is.
and He still is.


  1. Oh my gosh, Lauren! I am so sorry to hear that. How scary. I am glad that you are safe and that the damage wasn't too bad. I will be praying for safety for you!

  2. I am so sorry you guys had to go through this! What a scary thing to have to walk through. I loved this thing you said though... "Let me tell you right now, sweet ladies of the Lord are so priceless." How beautiful that you have such a friend in your life. Love this blessing.

  3. Oh no! I'm a semi-new follower and that is so scary! So thankful that you are ok. And you have such a positive attitude. :)

  4. I'm sorry. That's really scary!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you, but I'm glad you are using this experience to strengthen your faith in the lord. You are so blessed. I love your positive attitude.

  6. Oh wow - so sorry this happened to you! What a frightening experience :( But it is great to hear you are safe and finding strength in the Lord. I love this: "some things are gone. but our souls and salvation remain." Amen!

  7. I'm so so sorry, I'm sure that steals something from you, but God is still good.

  8. Wow, that's terrible!! Aren't friends so wonderful in a crisis? And Jesus, for that matter :)

  9. just said a prayer for you and continuing to pray for you. thank God that you are safe and that He is able to remind you of his constant presence and protection in your life during this time. and thank God for wonderful friends!


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