Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I am not sure if I have shared my verse for 2009 yet...I like to have an 'annual' verse (or verses) that I feel God has led me to for one reason or another.  A verse I can tuck in my back pocket, so to speak.

One year it was a simple verse from Ps 46...Be still, and know that I am God.  Simple verse for a simple year?  Nope.  It was a year when I felt as if my faith was tested over and over and over.  God just kept leading me back to that not so simple verse...and I learned that year what it meant to be still in Him.  

Another year, my verse was from Isaiah 43:18...a year where I learned to let go.  Not an easy thing for me to do.  But in the end, I did.  Yet another year?  Isaiah 45:2-3...that was a rather smooth and peaceful year.  If there is such a thing.


This year, I kept stumbling across these verses from 1 Thess 5...be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.


There are some powerful words in there...words like always and continually.  

And it is interesting, but I am already needing this verse.  More importantly, someone I love is being tested and all I can do is sit and watch.  I can't undo or fix or make better...and I am struggling with the joyful always, but not the pray continually.  The praying I've got down...but am I praying the right prayer?  

I am having trouble finding the joy in this situation, especially when this person that I love so much is hurting so very much.  I can only take what I know and believe...in God's will.

 In each.

 And every. 



  1. It's posts like this that make me want to cry and remind you how much you inspire me. I love you!

  2. If there is a way I can pray for you, just send me a message and let me know : )

  3. YOU"RE DOING GREAT. I have known you longer than ANYONE (well-except maybe Mike) and you must believe me; you are the best mother in the WORLD. I am a close second. =0)

    Hang in there. I PROMISE it will be funny in 10 years......


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