Monday, May 23, 2011

Are You There God, It's Me Church Lady?

I just love when the weather cooperates and I am able to take my daily walks. Not only do I get a breath of fresh air, but I also use that time to exercise my faith. It is during that alone time when I like to chat with the big guy upstairs. I then come back from my walks feeling invigorated and relieved of any stress.

Sometimes I think about worldly events like all the flooding and tornadoes in the U.S. I think about the economy and the leadership of our country. And I often pray out loud for the safety of our soldiers in Afghanistan, some of whom I know personally.

I think about my extended family. I realize there is pain and suffering with illness and loss. I want so bad to make things better for them, but I'm not sure where to even begin to help.

Most of the time though, I reflect on my life. How blessed I am to be healthy. How blessed I am to have 2 charming daughters, who for the most part, are happy and thriving. I am blessed to have a job and a beautiful home. And most of all, I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who continues to love me even though I have not always been the best wife to him.

It's times like these I think most about my own spirituality and my faith walk with God. I cling to the promises of our unchanging, compassionate God—who alone offers hope when and where it’s most needed.

~Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your Word that tells me how to deal with the worries that crowd in upon my heart and mind today. I ask for Your help and Your guidance in each concern. Thank You that You are a faithful God and that You see beyond the fog that clouds my view right now. Thank You that You are able to do what I can’t even imagine right now. I declare my trust in You and I ask You to fill me with Your peace. Quiet my heart and mind today. Help me to see each worry that creeps in as a call to prayer. I praise You that You are my strength and my help, my God in whom I trust!

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.



That corgi :) said...

amen! walking and praying is a good thing I do believe! You are blessed indeed!


quilly said...

Amen! I just reminded myself today that my daily garden time could be put to excellent use in prayer!

Anonymous said...

My lab cooper sheds all over the place and I still love him.

My cat is a bitch sometimes and bites me, and I still love her.

Love sometimes bites.

If life was all sunshine and lolipops we would not desire sunshine or lolipops.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful. I do the same thing while just sittin out in the yard, reflecting on how much God has blessed and continues to bless my life, I'm very grateful for my whole life :)

Ps. My sister was found & is ok considering her mental illness.

Thena said...

That was awesome. Thank you for reminding me all this worrying I'm doing is unnecessary. I need to put it all in His hands. Because He is more than able to take care of it.

Janis said... this! Let Go..Let God


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