** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WORD-FILLED WEDNESDAY







Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10a



Things have been so hectic and crazy lately, especially with the holidays and all. I have also had a very hard time over the last couple of months dealing with the reality that I am completely bedridden and that my physical pain keeps getting worse and worse. It is very frustrating for me and I just don't understand why all this is happening to me. There are a lot of things in my life that have happened that I just don't understand. However, I can sense the Holy Spirit speaking to me, filling my heart with these words from the scriptures....'Be still and know that I am God.'

When I meditate on that scripture, I know that He is God Almighty, Lord of the Universe, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, My Savior and My Redeemer!! He came to this world to give His life so the I might LIVE! So, I need to be still.....and remember that He IS God! He is in control and He will not let anything happen that He and I can't handle together.

AMEN!



The purpose of Word-Filled Wednesday is to share God's word (no famous quotes or other literature, only the beautiful Word of our Heavenly Father) through scripture and pictures. If you would like to participate in Word-Filled Wednesday, please join Penny over at her blog and link up.




25 comments:

ter@waaoms said...

I hope you'll feel better very soon! ((hugs))

Susan said...

What a beautiful people for such an awesome promise.

Will be praying for you now~

Susan said...

PS I meant to say "picture". (Sorry)

2busy said...

Sorry about your illness. Stay strong!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Judy Harper said...

Wonderful scripture! I think God uses you to get our attention. What you're going through lets us see your faith and helps us to be stronger in our faith. You ever read the story of Ruth. Naomi is left a widow and her only children, her two sons, die. She's left alone, no means of support,no one to take care of her. She becomes angry and bitter, then in steps Ruth, one who worshiped a pagan God, did you know that. Ruth wasn't a Christian when she married Naomi's son. No where in the book does it show Naomi tried to change her. She accepted Ruth as she was. Yet she lived her life for Ruth to see as a loving wife, a loving mother to her sons and their wives. So that when all was said and done, Ruth said, " I will make your people my people and your God my God." Naomi means "peaceful" and Ruth means "Refresher". When Naomi became bitter and angry, Ruth went with her and nurtured her till she realized joy and happiness again. The story of Ruth and Naomi remind me of you.

Anonymous said...

"For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways."
Psalm 91:11

Praying for you.

Debbie in Nashville said...

You are in my thoughts everyday!!

Lori said...

I hope and pray you feel better soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am following you now and needed this verse today. I know what you mean about the holidays. Everything was so crazy and rushed and I feel like I didn't get to spend much quality time with my family.

Cathy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Praying for God's healing touch ~ nothing is too hard for Him. He is our hope. Blessings ~

Kathleen said...

Hello. I'm visiting from sits. I hope you feel better very soon. Your post was beautiful and very touching!

Millennium Housewife said...

Your comment over at mine really made me laugh! I will give a try I swear, but in return you have to read the conversation that comes with it - even if it's muffled.

christy rose said...

Sometimes being still is the hardest thing to do. But knowing that He is God helps us to see we really do not have anything much else we can do, really! And being still brings so much peace if we let it. Praying for you,
Christy

Marie said...

I truly and firmly believe that God has good plans for each of us. We don't always understand and maybe we're not meant to. Paul says that we should make all requests known to God and God will give us peace. I hope God sends you peace and relief from your pain soon.

bluecottonmemory said...

St. Augustine in his book City of God said that the only difference between the Christian and the Pagan (because they both suffered the same challenges) was how they handle what life throws at them. You are a beautiful example of God's beautiful spirit through adversity - your generosity of spirit shines through, you continue to love unconditionally, and your faith of God's great mercy is not conditional! You are an inspiration to me!

I'll be praying for you - believing in healing!

(Oh, I almost forgot - I have a thank you over at my place for being all I said in the above!)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

you are truly an example of grace! through all your challenges and suffering, you remain loyal to Him. I know God has glorious rewards in store for you!

Yaya said...

(((hugs)))

Millennium Housewife said...

Sweetheart, you're my 200th follower - thankyou so much, it really made my evening to see you up there. Hope you're feeling better xx

septembermom said...

Oh Teresa, I hope you feel better soon. Hugs, my friend.

Kathryn said...

Yes, it is a blessing! And I am glad you got to stay at home with your third! And thanks, the pregnancy is going fine, God is good!

I hope that you feel better, I will be praying and I am sorry you are going through this!

The Redhead Riter said...

t is so hard to do...Be still and know that I am God...DOUBT loves to creep into my brain and heart.

Lindsay {Designer Wife} said...

Sorry to hear that things have been rough for you lately! I'm so glad, however, that you're keeping a positive spirit and dealing with it well. Hope that you feel better very soon! We'll be keeping you in our prayers! Hang in there {{{ hugs }}}}

Lindsay

Denise Burks said...

I have found that blogging is very therapeutic. Perhaps this process is helping you too?

Warmest Wishes,

Denise Burks

www.successinthesuburbs.blogspot.com
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www.successfulweightlossinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

You have been chosen for an award! :)
http://singing-in-the-rain24.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-award.html

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Teresa, so sad to hear about that. Hope you feel better really SOON.
Your post is so touching one!
I'll be praying for you.
(((HUGS)))

Deb said...

Teresa,

Funny, how He's asking both of us to be still.

To know that He is God.

And that He is good.

Thank you for directing me to this post.

Sweet dreams.

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