The past week has been extremely difficult as my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery.

And yet, since the trouble first came, spiritual songs and helpful scriptures kept coming to my mind. I’d remember songs I sang in church growing up. Promises from God’s Word would pop in my mind. These thoughts really helped me combat negative thoughts and fear.

As I was walking into the hospital the other day, humming the song, “I am the Lord Your Healer,” a realization dawned on me.

I have been making investments. For so many years, I’ve spent a lot of quality time with God. I’ve prayed a lot. I’ve read the Bible. I’ve gone to church. I’ve went on mission trips. I’ve listened to worship music. I’ve sang it in my car. I’ve allowed the Lord to be a close friend.

And now, when I am in a tough time, all those investments are paying me back. With faith. With joy. With hope. With strength. With sleep. With smiles. With a song to get me through the day.

I am so glad I invested. I’m glad I persevered. And, I am so glad God invested in me. Because He loved me first; I just chose to run to Him.

“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32

2 thoughts on “Investments”

  1. Hi Sonia!
    Do you remember me from our days spent together at Twin Rivers?… then I taught @ Brennan Woods where I met Peggy & have currently kept in touch w/ her…
    How I’ve learned about your Mom’s situation.
    Please know we’re praying for her.
    One of my favorites, a great scripture in times of wonder,
    Isaiah 55:
    8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
    declares the LORD.
    9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts. ”
    Praise God for His provision…even in times where the outcome might seem unclear; we can rest in the peace He has promised!
    Bless you guys…
    I’m going to lurk through your blog now.
    And I’m so happy to hear you’ve found the love of you life!
    Take care!

  2. hey! I really liked this. And I can see it inside you! The investments are definately paying off.
    loving on you from way out here!

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