This world is filled with so much beauty and sorrow. Finding that middle place of hope and no doubt. Being human and yet trusting without limits. I see colors all mixed in together and beauty when I close my eyes. Much like this picture above. I can only imagine life after this.
I CLOSE MY EYES ~
AND MY MIND COUNTS BLESSINGS
Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
I say this often, but we never know what one person goes through in one day. Night time has a way of running through the days in our minds. Thinking over things and wondering if things could have been done different. It is good not to always question your decisions. Keep your yes always on the Lord. I find that always is like forever. Don't let things shake you to a bad place in life. Things will shake us, but our reactions make such a difference. Let the Lord be your shepherd and lead you.
Psalm 23 (NIV) A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Personal story ~ I remember being 18 years old when my dad went to Heaven. My first funeral and the first time I saw someone dead. Hard for my mind and I heard this Psalm 23 being read. I didn't quite get the depth of it or even knew how to prepare myself for days ahead. Life would change forever and I would always remember Psalm 23. Reading over it later in life, I see how it's for the living. Life will move forward and we will know that goodness and love will follow our lives, as we surrender our day to God. I am who I am because of things I've gone through and choosing to let go of what I can not change and changing the things I can. I hope you do as well.
When I close my eyes, I see JESUS and I can feel his amazing love through the day. As i open my eyes, I feel his peace as well and choose to see blessings in my life.
My prayers are with you, our family and friends!