This one was a turning point a few weeks ago and so I thought I would share. I only started following this blog as it was in the Garden Girls file for google reader that I added to my subscriptions. But I have found Wilna to be quite inspiring and I have thought on these scriptures alot lately. She wrote ...
I love these verses from the message:
Oh, God, my Lord, step in; work a miracle for me—you can do it! Get me out of here—your love is so great!— I'm at the end of my rope!
I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" I cried out. "Save my life!" God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.
Hurry with your answer, God! I'm nearly at the end of my rope. Don't turn away; don't ignore me! That would be certain death. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I'll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I'm all ears, all eyes before you. Save me from my enemies, God— you're my only hope! Teach me how to live to please you, because you're my God. Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland.These were all the things that I needed to hear right at that moment. I was so encouraged. The past few weeks have been easier as I meditate on these scriptures. The situations haven't changed, but I am changed. I am confident that no matter what may lay ahead God will be with me and he will make it easier.
And then there was this post by Amy over at Sparkling Gnome which told me to "remember to sit in the sunshine". Not only is the layout beautiful (and you should really click on the link and go look at it), but the message is an important one too.
I am finally feeling like crafting again and have been working on our Christmas photos. So whatever happens I know that when the world gives you lemons, God helps you make lemonade!