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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Prayer of Gratitude



Yesterday during some very dark times, my heart was beating and feeling like it was going to fall out of my chest. The issue in front of me was bleak and I kept reminding myself that God never gives us more than we can handle. In fact, this was one of those moments where I absolutely was afraid I couldn’t handle it. My head hurt and there was a knot in my stomach. It’s not over and the situation might continue to be horrible but the severest part is now apparent. I have also placed all of my anxiety into God’s hands. I simply can’t handle it. Not that I didn’t try and don’t continue to counsel and assist but when things are tough it’s easier to: 1. Lie down and cry. 2. Imbibe in giant frosted cakes or 3. Go drinking (not an option I would choose but it sounds kind of cool since I’m a writer.) but this time I prayed and prayed and gave all of it away. 

Hours passed and I took my dog Pinky for a walk. During the walk, a friend called and calmly talked me through so much, even offering to help. Today, I know things will work out and though there are more tough times ahead, I also know God strengthens me on a daily basis. Thank you for watching me and sending legions of angels to help me. Thank you for protecting my heart and giving me health and security. Thank you ahead of time for helping with this and other serious problems. This is a tough summer and I am thankful, always. 

10 comments:

  1. I'm sorry that you're dealing with so much, Eve.

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  2. I'm sorry! Taking it to God is the best thing though. You might not feel you can handle it, but you and God together definitely can.

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  3. I can tell you from my own experiences that there's no storm God can't get you through.

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  4. In times of great sorrow, there's one voice that will always give you comfort if you can find it, and that's the inner voice who always criticizes you when you are doing great! It's the same voice that will comfort you when you are down. It's hard to explain, but I think like we are our own biggest critic, we are also our own biggest fan and nurturer of our souls.

    Trust in yourself in the quiet moments when your tears have been spent. It's when clarity reaches me every single time!

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  5. Late at night when I go to bed and troubles appear, I reach back to my childhood and say the Rosary.
    The quiet calm the comfort of putting my mind and worries into something great than me helps.
    I am keeping you in my heart. Be well.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Aw Evie...I'll keep you in my prayers. Sending hugs and chocolate, too.

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  7. Hi Eve,

    You will work through this and I'm sure all will be fine. You have your supportive friends and loved ones and of course, the lovable Pinky.

    In peace and kind wishes,

    Gary :)

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  8. Hi Eve,

    You will work through this and I'm sure all will be fine. You have your supportive friends and loved ones and of course, the lovable Pinky.

    In peace and kind wishes,

    Gary :)

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  9. I was so sad to read this Eve. Hugs Barbara

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