Waiting

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Having an injury or illness mandates much waiting, much stillness, much hoping and praying.  I am truly seeing what it is to wait for the Lord, to wait to see the mounting up with wings like eagles.  In my oh-too-human moments, I doubt and fear and fret.  But it is a promise….people who wait upon the Lord shall and will mount up with wings like eagles, we will walk and not grow faint A promise, a sure hope.  And that brings me past my human self for a time, to see the bigger thing that God wants me to see.  He’s there, He’s always with me, He never leaves me, and He will carry me through. So thank you, God, for the waiting.  It’s been good.  Blessings to all of you who are also waiting.  Slainte, Lisa

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14

A Prayer to Say Thank You

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We cry, we hope, we call out to God to help.  Sometimes the help is quick, but sometimes we don’t hear the answer that we think is best.  And sometimes the answer to our prayers comes rushing in like a wave of hope, lifting us up with overwhelming love for God.  And that’s how I am today….overwhelmed, thankful, grateful, loving God so much for His provision and lovingkindness.  Thank you, God.  “Praise the Lord!  For he has heard my cry for mercy.  The Lord is my strength and shield.  I trust him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”  ~Psalm 28:6-7  Blessings, Lisa

Whatever you’re going through today, don’t give up.  Keep talking to Jesus; He is listening with His whole heart.

Hold Me Close

God uses music to speak to me in a way that touches my soul deeply.  This song spoke to me this morning, and I hope it encourages you as well.  Be blessed, be happy, be close to those who love you and you love back.  And that includes the One who made you; He loves you most of all.  Slainte, Lisa

Solace

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside quiet waters,

He restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are with me;

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  ~Psalm 23

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I pray these words bring solace and peace to your soul today.  Blessings and love, Lisa

Courageous

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I don’t know this man or his story, but he’s rowing a rather large boat with a motor attached.  If his motor fizzled out, he has a long row back to shore.  Whatever his story is, he’s not giving up.  He’s rowing.  And eventually he will get to the shore.  He’ll make it.

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  ~Joshua 1:9

Whatever you’re facing today, I pray God’s strength and courage for you.  For God is with you wherever you go.  Blessings, Lisa