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Thursday, January 12, 2006

do not give in

I am sitting here fighting back tears. This day is trying to turn out bad but I am so determined to not let it, but I am almost ready to give in.

God, give me strength. Let me see beyond these present hours. Give me peace. Let my children's laughter fill me with joy. May my husband's strength and excitement for life be contagious to me. Hold me in Your arms. I need you. I love you...


Blogger Rachel said...

Hey girl- i'm thinking of you right now. I will say a quick prayer for you.

8:39 PM

Blogger muddy hands said...

My precious Angela - my heart understands and my spirit bears witness with yours - you are chosen- you are redeemed - loved beyond imagination - all I have to give you my friend is the living word... here goes ...
The Spirit of GOD, the Master, is on ~ He sent me to preach good news to the you,to heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. You're free!!
GOD sent me to announce the year of his grace-- what wonderful grace,a celebration of God's destruction of our enemies-- and to comfort all who mourn,
To console all who mourn in Zion, give them beauty instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness. That they may be called "Trees of Righteousness" planted by GOD to display his glory. Do you know how beautiful trees are, how much they are needed?
Jehovah says...Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; nor shall the flame kindle on you... He says that He numbers our wanderings~ Just let the tears flow if need be...He'll put your tears in His bottle; are they not in His book already? Continue to cry out to Him. Mercy is His Name.
Be confident my dear friend, our God has begun a good work in you and he will be faithful to complete it. He knows you so intimately - He formed you! Keep striving. Progress not perfection. ~~I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.
Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward--to Jesus.
I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.
So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision--you'll see it yet!
Girl, we are victors!
The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous will run to it and be safe. Yes, our soul longs for the Lord - he is our help and our shield. He is the giver of peace - He is peace...He tells us in Isaiah that He will keep us in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him. And to not be anxious... easy to say, huh? But His truth says...Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I say all these things,because I have walked and do walk many days with these same thoughts. However, you know me - God is my hope. He is my joy. Run to Him. He is the sustainer of life. Even when we know all this - some days are hard, but Praise Him. Tell Him how good He is. Fix your gaze on Him. He will uphold you. This too shall pass. Don't give in - don't give up. I love you gal. Tommorrow will be brighter. And as I have said all this, it is as though I'm encouraging myself. Praise God- He is alright with me! Groovin'.
May the word renew, encourage, and
dwell richly in you. His Earthen Vessel, muddy hands

10:24 PM

Blogger Teeny said...

I'm so sorry you are having a bad day lovey .. sending you a huge hug from across the world .. from me just for you :)

5:55 PM


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