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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

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

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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


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie all this is so true. All we can do sometimes is pray! I tell myself even with all my problems I am very lucky to be doing so well right now. Thank you dear Lord for all your blessings to me.

Mevely317 said...

Great post ... great quote!!!
What a caring example you are for others, Sandie!

Anonymous said...

Sandie I so needed this today.Thanks for being a prayer warrior.

Gary C May is my husband,we received your e-mail wondering if you were related,I really don't know,but probable ya bloggyfriend.
-Jo May

Ginny said...

You have a lot of friends facing problems! I believe one outcome for and reason for suffering is to make us sympathize with others and truly feel for them and want to help. BUT, did I know you are having a grandson in a couple weeks? How exciting!! How close are they? Will you get to see him right away?

Nancy's Notes said...

Awesome post Sandie~

Have a great day! Now, I have to get back to unpacking!!

Hugs, Nancy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very awesome post. Prayer is the most powerful weapon in the Christian arsenal. That and love. You've got both in this post...


Sheila :-)

jdcoughlin said...

The will of Him hidden within the will of me, what a dance, a romance, a song. Thank you for reminding me!!

Angela said...

Amen Sandie! I think we all know someone who is having some kind of struggles or situations in their lives that most times the only think we can do is say a prayer for them.

Thanks for all your prayers!

Hugs & Prayers!

Melanie said...

What a sweet post, Sandie. I wish there were more bloggers like you. You care so much and it means a lot to all of us.
You're a very special person and friend, and I thank you for all your prayers. Yes, God does have a HUGE job, but He is fully capable to do it!!!
Love you.♥

Jane said...

Many folks needing prayers!


Katie said...

Nice post, Sandie! :)

God will take care of us! :) We just have to trust in Him. He'll answer our prayers. And if He doesn't, maybe He sees something we don't. :)

Katie ♥♥♥

MOLLYE said...

Yes Honey all those things are terrible, sad, heartbreaking and just downright not fair, but I know for a fact there is a blessing in every sadness as it is a chance to be closer to the Lord.

And you are doing the best thing any one can do and that is pray! Love you sister, Mollye


Amen Sandie! :-)

And BTW, I love the Elisabeth Elliot quote :-)


That corgi :) said...

I too like that Elisabeth Elliott quote; prayer is the best thing we can do in ALL circumstances; God can move mountains if it is his will :)

prayers always welcomed here :)


Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Great post Sandie....and to answer your question no I don't live in Georgia. Trish

Velvet Over Steel said...

So true and so touching, Sandie! Thank you, I so needed this tonight! I have a friend who I want to help so much, all I can do though is pray. Your post reminded me that none of us are alone even the ones who want to help & that it could always be worst, for both us and the ones we care about!

Perfect Sunday post! Thank you!!
Blessings & Hugh Hug,

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh my word Sandie.....your posts just keep getting better and better. You're actually doing what you should be're mission right now, I feel, is doing this blog, spreading joy on some days, hope on others. Posts like this are food for make us feel, and you make us think. Thank you dear.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Just had to turn a few things over to the Lord today. Sometimes placing the problem(s) in His hands is the best I can do. Thanks for a nice post.Susan

Marydon said...

G'eve Sandie ~ Yes, we went to Savannah & Midway (Children of Pride Museum & other historical things Harold desired to see).

Pray is sometimes the only thing we can do ... despite our desire to do otherwise ... beautiful write.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Granny Annie said...

That is what I call a "prayer list".

Gaston Studio said...

You're doing all you can, and I'm sure, doing it well. Sending hugs and prayers.