Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quiet Time- The Ups and The Downs

Psalm 21:6 Proverbs 2:4

No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in my Presence. On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight. On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step. Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull, grey rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache. Yet, joy is still attainable. Search for it in hidden treasure. Begin by remembering that I have created this day; it is not a chance occurrence. Recall that I am present with you whether you sense it or not. Then, start talking with me about what is on your mind. Rejoice in the fact that I understand you perfectly, and I know exactly what you are experiencing. Awareness of my marvelous companionship can infuse Joy into the greyest day.

This was sent to me by a dear friend and it is so true it almost made me cry. It is so perfectly written I really don't think there is anything I can add.


Kara said...

Amen, sister!! :)
That was beautiful and a very good practical reminder that I will think of next time I am in one of those days.
Thinking of you (a lot) and praying for you, even though you don't see me blogging much anymore.
Love you, Marianne!!

Blue Creek Home said...

It is beautiful.
On days, when things seem to be going wrong and I am feeling the strain of my journey, I start looking for "my rainbow". And, almost like magic...there it is. It may be a nursing calf in a pasture, or the way a shadow falls across the grass, or a phone call that I needed...Simple blessings are sometimes the most precious. The important thing that I always try to remember is the part - He is with us whether we sense it or not! And that is huge!
Thanks Marianne

DesBisoux said...

i'm having one of those days when the journey is harder. so thank you for these words. they help and soothe.

christi said...

thank you so much for sharing this, i needed it today.

down comforter said...

What a wonderful passage. It DID bring tears to my eyes - in a good way :)

Katie said...

How true! He is always with us and it's such a joy to know that He has created us and that which we experience with purpose.