My friend Terry recently posted on friendship. Her poem is amazing. She helped me yesterday, in a time when I was in the darkness. I have found in my journey that there are times when things seem overwhelming. With many recent deaths in my life this past year, sometimes I get lost in the “fog”. Not all the “feelings” I have are good. And it seems the more I think about them, the bigger they get. I hate drowning in despair. It sucks.
Some people say to “live by your feelings” and are always asking me “how do you feel?” Can I tell you sometimes I just don’t know…I don’t know about you, but my feelings are fickle, they change at the drop of the hat. I don’t trust them. I have fallen in love because of feelings, and ended up divorced. I have fed my feelings, catered to them, and ended up with depression. I kinda camped out with my feelings for about 6 months a while back. Yep, me and my feelings, and my antidepressants, and not getting out of bed for about 6 months. Not a good trip. But, alas, I am a woman of extremes…anyway, that’s another post…
There are times that I fall, that I need someone else to pray for me because I have no words. Times I need someone to “listen to my tears” as Bourban so eloquently put it. And there are times I need a Word, something I can hold onto when it’s dark out. Thank you Bob, for Promised Healing.
Today, I wanted to thank ALL of you. For even in my darkness, I read your words, your posts, and your stories. It helps me to know that I am not alone. Maybe that’s what this blog is supposed to show me, that none of us is alone in our troubles…
GODS PROMISE TO YOU:
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17 NKJV
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NIV
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT
MY PRAYER FOR YOU:
We thank you today, for friends. Thank you that You are the friend that sticks closer than a brother. And that You never leave us or forsake us. Thanks for the “angels in disguise”; the friends you have sent our way.
Thank you that your mercy is new every morning, and though the sorrow may last through the night, the joy comes in the morning. Renew our song today Lord, You are our Strength and our Song, and have become our Salvation, in Jesus’ Name.