Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Psalm 18:32-34 (NIV)
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
I"M HERE FOR YOU ~
Throughout life, we we hear words from others that say, "I'm here for you". I often wonder what that means when I feel alone at times. I can be surrounded by many people and alone in my own head. Life's journey is either stressful, peaceful or a fine place in the middle of both.
God tells us that he is there for us. Friends tell us they are there for us. We realize it is not always what we think, but a real determination to keep doing the right thing. My own thoughts have overpowered me at times. God says he trains me. As I surrender my will, my plans to his plan, it happens! A secure place in God and a hope beyond a human understanding. There will be times that does not make sense to the human brain. God does things in ways we just can't figure out the complete why of and we must live by faith to press forward. Taking the deep breathe of okay God, I trust you, but please help me do what is facing me in this day. One day at a time and moment by moment.
What do you need? Another question which is not always thought through. I am currently doing the care home experience with my mother in law/love. Facing things we never knew we would face and days that she does not know me. There are people there who don't speak and I wonder what goes on inside their minds. The mind is a holding place of thoughts of wonder and reality. What do I need? I know I need your prayers. I need some encouraging words. Things you can give without a dollar. A little hope goes a long way. Then those words, "I'm HERE FOR YOU".
I also have people who drop by and brings us (Terry and I) coffee or food. I have people who message me and I know they care. It's a hard experience beyond words. I also have friends who sit by their parent's side as they pass from this world to Heaven. Tears in a heart and upon a face is more than I can even image for them. I watched my mom pass but I wasn't alone. I had family there and I felt the love within hearts of others who stood by us. Everyday I ask God for compassion and words to say to people. Just letting someone know you are there is important. Yes, those words of "I'm here for you" and really be there for someone.
I love how God connects our lives and opinions shared, brings us together. Not everybody gets our situations, but I get the situation of sitting by the bed of loved who passing. I get that it's harder than words, I get the feeling deep within my stomach and the tears that flow. God we try not to question your will, but we ask today that our loved ones don't stuffer with a long death but you have prepared a way for them to enter Heaven. We ask today for strength and encouraging for our family and friends who handles a new normal and yet a another new normal is on it's way. God hears our hearts and help us in days and times that we just get tired and weary. We believe big and we trust you, but in all of that, we need you to help each of us in our own ways this day! AMEN
My prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. I get it, it's hard at times. I get it, I cry a lot too. I get it, God we need you in this moment to help us and our loved ones. It's a new day and yet will I trust the Lord with ALL my heart and lean not to my own understanding on somethings. I care about you and I hope you can feel the holy spirit today in your lives and working on your behalf.