Thank you....

Dear Friends,  You have no idea how much your notes and hugs have encouraged me.  The day I poured out my heart in the forum was a bad day.  But things have gotten better.  My circumstances are the same but I know they will change, and my attitude is better.  If I don't have faith, what is my point in saying I'm a believer?  I keep thinking of Psalm 37:25.  "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."  God is good and merciful. I'm really not a negative person but sometimes I let myself look at circumstances instead of trusting in God!  I need to run to God first...My daughter said something that I thought was rather profound the other day.  She said, "I'm learning to take my problems to God before taking them to anyone else... Sometimes it's hard to hear His voice over the others..." :-)  I think I need to remember that...I am going to have some quiet time with God the next few days and ask for his direction.  Here is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible.  It gives me hope!  And having friends like you gives me encouragement!  I want you to know that if you need me, I'll be here for you too....I love you all!  Jeannie      Psalm 121 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—       where does my help come from?  2 My help comes from the LORD,        the Maker of heaven and earth.  3 He will not let your foot slip—        he who watches over you will not slumber;  4 indeed, he who watches over Israel        will neither slumber nor sleep.  5 The LORD watches over you—        the LORD is your shade at your right hand;  6 the sun will not harm you by day,        nor the moon by night.  7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—        he will watch over your life;  8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going        both now and forevermore.   

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Catkin
Catkin

It is only our faith and a sense of purpose that keep us going. I am so glad you are finding strength in this environment.
Hooksr
Hooksr

Its good to have a place like this to pour your heart out, I know it helps me. With the right attitude and Gods help I am sure your circumstances will change in a positive way. Thank you for your encouragement and support, I pray you are doing OK.
Hugs,
Ron
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Jeannie,

Your testimony brought this scripture to mind:

\"All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfortwe get a full measure of that, too.\"- II Corinthians 1:3-5 (The Message)

Praying for your continued strength in the Lord. (((HUGS))) to you.. :)
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im happy your here too!
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Hi Jeannie,

I am so sorry for your loss. It has been three years since my wife passed away and yet at times it seams like yesterday. I love God with all my heart and soul I will continue to love my wife for all time. She was and still is an amazing woman. Touching so many with her strength and compassion even to her last hours when she said\" go home I\'m ok, go live your lives\" there were about 25 people in the room at the time. She said that 5 hours before she died. It will take a long time to get through all of your emotions, be patient and let god minister to you. God bless you jeannie !!! I will pray for you and your family.
jeannieiam
jeannieiam

Hi Gary...
Thank you so much for writing. It\'s getting easier as time goes by but I feel the same way. I will always love and miss him. I hate the lonliness but I have to remember that God is my ever present help in times of need! I\'ve seriously considered being a foster parent! Not sure yet, but thinking about it. I know what you mean about it seeming like yesterday at times. Your wife sounds like an incredible woman. I know you miss her. Your children are beautiful!! I\'m sure they are a wonderful blessing to you. God is so good and seems to be holding me in His arms through this whole process. I can\'t praise Him enough for all He\'s done...so I know He has my future in His hands! Thank you for your prayers! I appreciate them so much...
Jeannie