Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday's prayers . . .
Just thinkin' today . . .
I have a friend whose mother fell and broke her hip in NC. I wish I could just fly up there and help.
I have a friend that was abused as a child and I want to wrap my arms around her.
I have a friend that wants to move south so bad - wish I could move her.
Another one starting a new job after a couple of years.
Another one still needing a job.
A couple friends of mine are going to be new grandmothers and I'm waiting for my grandson to be born around Nov, 11th.
Someone just getting out of rehab after two years.
Another one with problems at work.
Someone going thru a divorce.
Some one dealing with a suicide of a relative.
The death of a son.
The death of a daughter.
Someone with a special needs grandson.
Kidney stones and surgery.
Friends dealing with depression.
Friends needing a little more money just to live.
And more . . . whew - God has a HUGE job doesn't he?
So many times I ask myself what I can do. My only answer is PRAY! Be strong for others and be there as well as I can for my friends.
When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger. Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist. - Amy Carmichael
I know too - in our troubles this is is true -
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
And at the end of our troubles - when we survive them - there is Joy in the Morning -
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
- Kahlil Gibran
MY FAVORITE FOR TODAY ~~~~~~~
The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.
- Elisabeth Elliot