Been thinking about my life a lot lately and how to improve it. I have a lot of chains that bind me...pain, depression, fear, the need to control everything although God tells me daily that He doesn't need my help...)the war in Iraq that consumes me and can't seem to stop and get our soldiers home.
Prozac is a great drug for depression but you can only expect 60 mg to do so much. I try to ignore the chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and fibro and go about my daily life, but I don't succeed often.
I didn't get into God until 1973. He has seen me through so much and all I have to do when I get scared or afraid for the future is to whisper a prayer. It doesn't have to be perfect English. He understands them all.
But I also have to listen to what He tells me. I find God answers prayers in 3 ways--yes, no or wait. I'm not good on the wait part. The Scriptures tell me that all things work together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose.(Romans 8:28)
And I have to trust. Trust is another issue. But I know I can trust God. In my heart. In my head is another problem. I think He needs my help. Now when it comes to my friends or family, I trust them totally to God.
I'm really going somewhere with this...
Back when Kelli was in Kindergarten, we used to listen to a Christian radio station when I took her to the babysitter and picked her up. We had 2 favorite songs, both by The Imperials---"Old Buddah" and "Praise the Lord". Kelli loved Old Buddah and could sing every word of the song spot on. Singing with Kelli in the car was some of the best times of my life.
Today I ran across the video of Praise the Lord and the pictures really touched my heart.
I also have 2 other people on my heart for the next 10 days and that is Hallie and John and John's upcoming surgery. They are everything you can be before major surgery---anxious and apprehensive. Especially when you've walked this path before as they have.
For the next ten days, I want you to keep them in your thoughts and in your prayers. I want the next ten days to be totally phenomenal for them and I want those chains of anxiousness and apprehension to break loose and I want them to have peace, good times together and the support of a loving blogging community.
You know I'm serious when I make up a new playlist to put on my blog with mostly Barry Manilow music for Hallie :-)to listen to as well as a few of my favorite songs that I get encouragement from.
Thanks for reading.
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