Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Difficult Days...

A brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks. ~Anonymous~
Often, in the midst of great problems, we stop short of the real blessing God has for us, which is a fresh vision of who He is.
~Anne Graham Lotz~

As we all know, some days are just plain difficult. We face days when the baby is sick, or in my case, my mother and I are both sick, when the laundry is piled high, the bills are piled even higher, the dishes aren't done, and you cannot for the life of you figure out what to fix for dinner.

When I find myself overtaken by the inevitable frustrations of life, I must catch myself, take a deep breath, and lift my thoughts upward. Although I am here on earth struggling to rise above the distractions of the day, I need never struggle alone. God is here...eternal and faithful...and, If I reach out to Him, He will restore perspective and peace to my soul. (The Hallelujah Chorus fits in right here.)

Sometimes, even the most upbeat and jolly person can become discouraged. After all, we live in a world where expectations can be high and demands can be even higher.

When I find myself enduring difficult circumstances, I need to remember that God remains in His heaven. He has not been usurped. If I become discouraged with the direction of my day or my life, I need to take a moment to offer my thoughts and prayers to Him. He is a God of possibility, not negativity. He will guide me through my difficulties and beyond them.


Suz said...

Hugs Claire, Continue Prayers you & your mom get rid of the sickies.

Thanks for the post it makes me realize I too can get thru the days even though lately they have been trying.

Hugs Suz

Bobbie said...


Thank you for your kind words, no you have not offended me in anyway, I need all the advice I can get. Your blog is very inspirational....thank you!

Gayla said...

Can I just say a hearty AMEN to everything you said?! :)

Kriss said...

Hi Claire,
Amen and Amen, when I find myself in this place I take a walk in the woods near our home and it helps get my focus back. God has a way of reassuring us even when all around appears to be falling apart.
keep on keeping on.

Mountain Mama said...

This is a wonderfully encouraging post. I sent it to my family and friends. Thank you so much.

Becky said...

It is my darkest hour Claire. Please pray.
Love Becky

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Christie said...

You are so right. God never leaves us. We just sometimes leave Him. But just like His promises, He is always there waiting with open arms. Thanks for the uplifting message.

Pam said...

So utterly beautiful AC, I love the way the words flow over you and peace settles.

My thoughts and prayers to Becky in this time of need. Feel all the healing & supporting from everyone who loves and supports you.

Hikingalong said...

Amen! What a wonderful reminder to always keep our eyes on Jesus! Thank you for this sweet post!

Melissa said...

A brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks. ~Anonymous~

That quote just kinda shook me! How beautiful and true...your simple way in this post really set me at ease...I'm praying for healing and a little cup of joy that will wet your saucer, the table and even the floor in your life...you bless me!