Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Feeding my OWN self!!

Well, things have been up and down for us. I'm so very grateful to have such a wonderful support system. I could never thank you enough and you know who you all are!

Please remember us in your prayers. The girls are suffering greatly emotionally. This is very hard for two teenagers and a wife who thought their life was better than anyone else's in regards to their relationship with one another for so, so many years. To say we are all in shock would be a huge understatement.

Although I have such a great support system and we wouldn't make it without their prayers and support, I have realized that "I" am responsible for my life and how the rest of it turns out.

What I'm trying to say is that friends and family can pray, they can encourage, they can visit and so on. But "I" have to make myself get up in the morning and I have to not crawl under the covers and hide from the world until all the dust settles.

I have to pray for us and get into God's word and dig deep until I dig my OWN self out if this pit. I have to force myself to get up and open all the blinds and let in the sunshine!! No one can do this for me. Oh how I wish they could but then I'd just go around this mountain probably a million times over.

Today, what I wrote above is what I did for myself. It took me 3.5 hours to get there but here I sit totally at peace with it all. Below are the verses that are helping me right now. I put them in my phone so I can have them at the ready. I hope they will minister to you as well.


Psalms 147:3
He heals the broken heartened, binding up their wounds.

John 14:18
No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.

Ecc 10:4
A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.

Psalm 5:8
Lead me in the right path, O Lord...tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn.

Psalm 10:17-18
Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.

Psalm 25:4-5
Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

Psalm 32:8
I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Proverbs 20:27
The Lord's light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

Deuteronomy 31:8
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Psalm 34:19
The righteous face many troubles-but The Lord rescues them from each and every one.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:37
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Psalm 55:22
Give your burdens to The Lord,
and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

Matthew 11:28-30
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Isaiah 40:31
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Proverbs 3:6
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Joshua 1:9
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:20
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,all whose thoughts are fixed on you!