Hopeless to Hope

The scene is set. The curtain up.

Your happy eyes now looking up.

You have no cares, your life is pat

There is no problem. You hang your hat.

The curtain down, the play is done.

And now the crying has begun.

No one understands, you think

And into darkness now you sink.

But, dearest heart, before you die

Open your heart for one last try

And cry out for the God loving you

The One who made you before the blue.

Pray, dear heart, you’ve naught to lose.

In doing so, you just may lose

The hopelessness and darkness too

For light is what He is for you.

There is another better way

And you will make it through this day.

And then the next and light invades

And soon your heart restored will praise!❤

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Prayer Revelations

When I pray, God reveals truths to me. He teaches me things. I have to be quiet and listen and humbly pray and God teaches me things. For instance, this morning as I walked and talked with Him, He revealed to me that when people idolize and lift up someone for some great thing they have done or achieved, they very often neglect t doling out praise and worship and adoration to God who gave them them hat gift or ability to begin with. In essence, it is glorifying the receiver of the gift rather than the Giver of the gift (and the Maker of that person). It is all wrong. God should get your praise first. God should be worshipped and lifted up for it all!!!❤❤❤

Praising God Through the Storm

God keeps calming me and I have peace. We await very strong winds but I have peace. Even if all is lost, I have peace. Even when I am tense or stressed for the moment, I have peace. God does that. Only God gives peace. Please pray for Florida’s right now. We are trusting God but many are scared. Funny though, I have peace. God is bigger than hurricanes. God is bigger than life. God loves us. I love Him and have not been able to help but praise Him through the day. He is good. He saves, He protects, He provides. True of tiny life things and huge disasters. It is all about God. Hang on to Him.❤❤❤

Misinterpretation Clarified

I used to pray for arms to hold me. I had always assumed that meant a man and my husband is not naturally a hugger and frankly pushes me away because I am too hot (temperature wise not sexy but ya know… lol). So I had misinterpreted that as unanswered prayer. And when my daughter surprised us with her presence, I just now realized why God gave me this precious treasure. She is a cuddle bunny. She loves to be held and hold on tight. Duh me, God answered my prayer for hugs from my little girl, the huggingest person you would ever want to meet. Thank you, God, for her and answered prayers!!❤❤❤

Psalm 24

Psalm 24:1. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2. for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. 3. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4. The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. 7. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.”

When Bad Days Try Your Patience

Good days are wonderful, and days are pretty much what you make of them. For the most part, that is true. Some days, however, it is difficult to determine whether you are being tested or just kicked in the butt by the devil. And are those last two really the same thing after all? Well, we started strong with a 2 1/2 mile walk and talk with God, so nice. Weather was cooler than it had been and a nice breeze. Sweet, right? Then I get some quilt work done and vacuum, get the kids fed, the guys are working on the porch, still good. My son’s friend comes over and I have a nice chat with his mom. Still good. I teach my daughter how to cross stitch and she is a natural, all good. I get the kids lunch and work more on the quilt. Good. Then Zach’s dad calls with yet another false accusation from his brood of vipers and I am done with them. I told him so ver clearly. Worse then. Then the guys are done for the day. I overhear my husband say wives can be replaced. Really? I can’t, you know. And then we meet friends for dinner and get home and anger rears it’s little head. Not a major thing but being tired makes it one. So an otherwise great day sours and I wonder what the lesson is. I want to learn it quickly to correct or give it to God or whatever needs to happen. Whatever the lesson, Lord, I accept it and give You the problems to guide me wisely in and the wisdom to know what to do and say, I yield control to You and await direction. And I praise You, Lord, for Your wisdom and understanding. You are the amazing One! ❤❤❤

This Brief Praise

God is incredible and richly blesses me with surprises every day. Without Him, none of us exist. With Him we thrive. His love is a rich fertilizing soup for our ever needy souls to grow and thrive in. His touch is perfect and I long for Him more each day. With God, we have everything we need or want because He grows into becoming our only want. Living close to Him is bliss!!! ❤❤❤