Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Still feeling blah, discouraged, and scared.

(Updated: "Dad" apparently did have a heart attack. He's been admitted to the hospital for testing and observation with a angioplast for tomorrow. "Mom" returned to their home for the night and found frozen pipes and no water. Please pray for a quick resolution at their house (Da Hubby's mobilizing winter clothes, propane heaters, etc. as I type), healing/safety for Dad during the procedure, blessings on the doctors and RN's.)

Was going to participate in Shalee's "Fifty Cheap Dates" but just don't have the heart today. Lack of sleep, continued ADD struggles, and having to take both kids grocery shopping today (LOL) has turned my brain into mush. In addition...

Peach is requesting prayer for an upcoming needle biopsy.

GiBee, a fellow trying-to-conceive warrior, is no longer pregnant.

And, my mother-in-law called a bit ago. My father-in-law is in our local ER for chest pains.

*sigh* Overwhelmed and out of "mommy-witty" things to say or events to share. But, on my mind and heart today:

2 Cor 3.16-18 " Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord [is,] there [is] liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. "

and

Psalms 34:4 "I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears."

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Hello my friend! I'm sorry to hear that your days have been icky! I will be praying! The Psalm that you listed was in my reading for today and I highlighted it!

Please be extra good to yourself.

Christina said...

Beth,

I understand how you're feeling. It's hard to break out of the rut of discouragement sometimes. I wanted to share with you a passage from Matthew that has always stood out to me.

Matthew 8:23-27
23Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.

24Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.

25The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"

26He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

Now, I'm not pointing out the "oh ye of little faith" part here. Instead I'm simply reminding you that when the seas of life get a little too rough and you start to wonder if you're going to go drown, remember that you know the One who can calm your seas with a single word. And just like he saved his fearful disciples, he will calm the storm for you in His perfect timing. So take heart...you're not alone in this storm.

Kari Z. Murphy said...

Hi Beth,
*warm smile* I tried to log in here earlier today, but Blogger would have none of it! Praying for you. Would it surprise you to know that I understand *exactly* how you feel? Praying...

Unashamed said...

Hi Beth, prayers go before you. Thanks for updating on your father in law. The Lord be with you all.