Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, I am a little later this morning, because hubby decided to get up very early for him. (He is now taking a nap!) So, anyway, I got a shortened prayer time in and am waiting for our friend and handy man to come do some work in the kitchen.
I had an extra three hours for myself yesterday, because our home care aide came an extra day, so I ran some errands, but for some reason, my hip was very painful, so I could not enjoy the shopping and browsing in the library. I took a lot of pain pills and prayer, and this morning, I am very happy that it is much better.
I drove through the Park, not feeling like getting out and walking, but noticed a anhinga sitting where the tri-colored heron was on Monday. Only this time, a large turtle was basking in the sun right beside the anhinga. They get along fine. God's Creation is awesome!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Does my weariness disappoint God?
Psalm 103:13-17 The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he understands how weak we are; he knows we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass, like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone-as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children's children.
God made us flesh and blood human beings. He loves us as we are, even when we are too weary to do another thing. Like a tender parent who carries a sleeping child to bed, so the Lord cares for us when we are exhausted.
2 Corinthians 12:9 Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.". So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.
Isaiah 41:10 Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Matthew 11:28 Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Our weariness often makes us more aware of God's faithfulness. In fact, some of our greatest joys come from watching God work when there's nothing else we can do.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,