It's hard to count gifts of joy when you are hurt, broken and filled with sadness. It's hard to count gifts of grace when you upset, angry and frustrated. It's hard to give thanks when your in the midst of a valley...to be thankful in the midst of a storm...but when you are down in the depths, truly the only way to look is up and when you look up you can see it. You can see the light....you can see the Light!! His light...His face that holds all the reasons to be thankful....to be joyful! It's not easy but it is possible and so I fight to find the joy in the midst of this storm...I fight because I know He is faithful!
3 gifts found in Christ
His faithfulness in the midst of my storm, His reassurance that He will see me through to the end, His love that leads me, guides me, redirects me...even when I fall off the trail
a gift of peace, of hope, of love
morning time in His word and in prayer, Biblical counsel to see us through, support and prayer of others
3 gifts "ugly-beautiful"
tears...some from being hurt, but some from being hurtful, words...that express where the difficulty has been but lead us to a road of healing, time spent alone...to ponder and think and to realize what I am fighting for
3 gifts in what you are reading
this Psalm in which I am living rather than just studying, this verse brought to reality and filled with healing truth, the reminder of where my help comes from given to me by my friend Barbie
3 gifts emptied
my thoughts...poured out in hopes to begin healing, his feelings...which began this new direction on a road to wholeness, tear ducts...flowed out often as we work together to find a way
3 gifts that made you really smile
the sense of humor of my beautiful friend Beatrice, watching Bubba play with his cars....lining them all up in a perfect row on the end of his bed before he falls asleep, how Boo is in this "fancy" mode and everything needs to be as such....fancy clothes, fancy food, etc.
a gift at 8, at 12, at 2
my Sunday morning read, how this same verse was reinforced at service that same morning, friends who still want to "do" life with us even when we are not quite ourselves