Healing, moment by moment, day to day.
Healing, moment by moment, day to day.
“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend. Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” -Beth Moore
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” -Proverbs 19:12 (ESV)
Today is my Moms birthday. Thirteen years gone, and she would have been 83 today.
I miss her. Not a day goes by that I don’t want to chat with her.
I want to tell her so much.
I am certain she sees all but I just want to share with her…get her opinion-hear her thoughts. I will say I think I already know most of them as I hear them in my head.
But I hope you understand that I just miss her voice, her thoughts and everyday things.
Pretty simple really.
It’s not always easy to do, especially when He shuts the door that you want to go through. Sometimes I think it is harder to see the door get closed then it is the window opening.
What do you do to keep the faith in His will and your wants?
“Wallowing in regret after repenting, being forgiven and asking forgiveness from anyone we hurt, is like constantly rolling in something dead.” – Beth Moore
“Relax in the knowledge that the One who controls your life is totally trustworthy. Come to Me with confident expectation. There is nothing you need that I cannot provide.” – 1 John 1:5 – Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young.
We can’t do it alone. Resting in His grace today.
“But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by His marvelous name.” Galatians 1:15
Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus observed where He was laid.
Carmen is in the process of moving from Baton Rouge to Tallahassee, and has the burden of two rents until she can find a sub-lessor. She applied for and got a new job in her degree field (so proud). She has been anxious about the money, and rightly so, but we have reassured her that we will help. It will be tight, but we are able, thankfully.
She gets her anxiety from me. Although, as her parent, I try to reassure her (sometimes more than twice in a day), she accepts it, and then takes it back. I understand that it is hard not to.
“Thank Me for the gift of My Peace, a gift of such immense proportions that you cannot fathom its depth or breadth. When I appeared to My disciples after the resurrection, it was Peace that I communicated first of all. I knew this was their deepest need: to calm their fears and clear their minds. I also speak Peace to you, for I know your anxious thoughts. Listen to Me! Tune out the other voices, so that you can hear Me more clearly. I designed you to dwell in Peace all day, every day. Draw near to Me; receive My Peace.” – John 20:19; Colossians 3:15 – Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young
We know as children of Christ, we have peace in Him. He reassures me, I know that. I take back what I give to him thinking that I need to be in control. I know that I am not, but at the time, it makes me feel better. But in the end, it makes matters worse. I know that if I give an issue I am struggling with to God, and let Him continue to have it, it calms me —gives me a peace and understanding. It is when I think He is doing nothing that I take it back. Like I know these things?
We all struggle with peace, and anxiousness, just on different levels. People have struggled since the beginning of time with these things – maybe not a mortgage or rent – but finding shelter, and having food? Why don’t we look back and see that we are carried? Cared for? Loved and reassured? I know these things. I question. I struggle.
As a parent, I try to let our children know these same things, and become frustrated that they don’t listen. I am thankful for a God that extends His care and peace over and over again without limitations. I try to do the same for my family. That is what we are to do, right, be like Christ?
How do you struggle? What calms you with the daily issues of life?
Carmen and I flew home yesterday to 74 degree weather. We unpacked our bags, changed clothes, and headed to the beach.
We live about 15 minutes away so it’s not a long drive except during everyone’s spring break! It took about 40 minutes to get there but so worth it.
We ate some oysters and crab claws, and our bodies were thankful.
My mind and heart are thankful as well. I had a wonderful experience with Carmen. I love our friendship and the way it has blossomed with her aging.
Thankful to God for both of my adult children even with the trials and tribulations. They continue to make my heart happy.
“I thank God every time I remember you.” – Philippians 1:3 NIV
What are you thankful for today?