The last 3 days have been so good. I’m happier than I’ve been in months. I’m so grateful to the Lord!
On Thursday, a friend of mine invited me to join her in delivering Thanksgiving to a family in need. I said yes! I have been filled with joy ever since!
Today we made the delivery to a beautiful Haitian family. Mom has 6 children she’s raised with her mother. Two of her children are away in college on scholarships. Their dad left 12 years ago. She has prayed and relied on the Lord all these years to provide for their needs. And of course, God has always provided!
It was so awesome to be able to bless this family with the gift of Thanksgiving!
What did I get? Joy joy joy! The sabbatical is over! It’s time to get back in the game! My heart is full!
Two weeks. Two weeks have passed since the worst panic attack ever. Two weeks of being free from psychotropic medications.
And this week I notice I am finally me again! I notice my normal emotions again. I notice happiness, joy, compassion, sadness, nervousness in all their amazing normal for me amounts!
I walk into work and notice I can have conversations with my co-workers again about anything from news to family to opinions to jokes to mundane work things.
I wake up and notice I want to be alive. It is well with my soul.
And I notice the most important thing… Thank you God! Thank you for not leaving me in the darkness.
It’s time for Five Minute Friday! See you there!
PSALM 145 [†] I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. 3[†] Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. 4[†] One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. 6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. 7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. 8[^] [†] The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9[†] The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.10[†] All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, 12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.] 14[†] The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. 15[†] The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. 20[†] The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. 21[†] My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
Please join me today in praying for the Chandra family as their little 4 month old boy, Ethan, has major heart surgery.
God is merciful and mighty to save!