Most of the people who read my posts are close family and friends. I guess that's why I feel safe talking about my good days and also the bad ones. I've been struggling with my emotions this week. It began after a conversation and then before I knew it, it was a snowball effect and I was so overtaken that I didn't know how to recover.
One thing that I've realized is that once you open the door to let your emotions control you, it's a battle to close it again. This morning, staring at the computer screen, a verse came to mind, John 12:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." I was reminded that when I take my weaknesses, fears, or struggles to God, He always has a remedy. My heart was instantly soothed and the source of this struggle seemed so small. We have been given the Word of God, not just for correction, but also for comfort. In the still of the morning, He was waiting for me. The God who made the heavens and the earth wanted to remind ME that HE had given me His peace and all I have to do is remember that what Jesus did on the cross for me.
What a powerful revelation to me ... I hope that if you read this, you're reminded of God's love for you today and that His answer for your situation is always one verse away.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Yesterday marked a memorable day in our family's history. Last night, Dan and Cy were talking quietly in the boys' room. I wondered what they were doing because those two together are never "quiet" ... I didn't get too curious because Christopher and I were engrossed in something on the computer. A few minutes later, Dan called me and I went into the boys' room where he and Cy were sitting on the floor. Dan said, "We just wanted to tell you that Cy just asked Jesus to come into his heart!" Whoo Hooo!! This has been an answer to prayer. Many of you know that our boys are in an non-Christian household when they are not with us and we are always believing that God protects them from things that they should not see or hear. Christopher asked Jesus to come into his heart four years ago and his spiritual compass is always on! We've been believing that Cy's heart would be open and hungry for the things of God. This was a true answer to prayer... God is so good and continues to show us His faithfulness!