Saturday, January 18, 2014

A New Year Old Problems

It’s a New Year already filled with old problems. Sometime I feel like David in the Psalms asking, “Why Lord?

Several friends have asked for prayers a sick son away from home, an aunt who is very ill, and my uncle is also in the hospital. Then there's my neighbor with ALS. So many prayers needed there.

Sometimes I find myself crying out for Jesus to come now. Let’s end this thing God. This world is broken, too broken to fix, take us to heaven today.

Then I get a little nod, a nudge, that reminds me why David also wrote some many Psalms of praise.

Here’s a little nudge that gets me to praise time quickly.

When you feel like David with attacks coming from everywhere can you sing praises? David lifted his eyes to the hills where he expected to see God's armies come and save him. He also lifted his eyes to God.

David didn’t hesitate to cry out to God in his pain. Sometimes I forget and want to hold it all inside until I can take care of it. I encourage you to be more like David—it’s healthier and you will be happier.

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

What lifts you out of the darkness? 


  1. Last year was such a horrible year. My sister died, the car was totaled in a wreck (we all survived), the house was foreclosed and sold, Mom had two strokes, everyone lost jobs(now have new ones)and this was all in the first nine months. It was very dark. Everyday I see my three daughters, I see my grandson, and my sister's first granddaugter was born nine weeks ago. I see light when I think of how God has spared them and know there is hope. Life can get better.

    1. Hi Ey Wade, thank you so much for leaving your heartfelt comment. It does sound like you've had a very difficult year. Please don't be offended by this but as I read your comment I thought --wow this could make a great country song--or maybe a Psalm. What a joy to read that you are finding bits of light and and hope.
      God Bless you for sharing today.

    2. Lol, it could be something if it encourages. I'm just standing and waiting. This will be an awesome year.

    3. Well, I'm standing and waiting with you this year. :) I'm hoping for and awesome year too. God can if He wills. :)

  2. Boy do I know how you feel. I crashed into a mountain, had to have surgery, then started getting better just to have more complications. Then...then... Then... It can feel like a never ending merry-go-round. But it is such a joy, Ey Wade, to celebrate the new lives in our families. I also celebrate little things I didn't before. Those things I took for granted. Now I stop and notice them and give thanks. I see from your comment, you might too. :)