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Friday, November 19, 2010

Thirty Days of Gratitude ~ Day # 19

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
 Psalm 39:7

(I am here, Father....)

      Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you:

Mt 7:7

Seems like I am always asking ~ sometimes seeking ~ a little slow at getting around to requires more of me. 
(Did I actually admit that, out loud?)

Today, November 19th, one of the things I am most grateful for is God's Word and HOPE.

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God. 
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

~ John 1:1-5

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


Yesterday, was a particularly upsetting, unsettling day.
We all have them.  It was my turn.

I woke up, to learn one of my oldest online friends passed away.  While it was expected, I was having trouble accepting.  My lifelong friend (our mothers had been best friends growing up/our sisters are best friends) died of the same cancer seven years ago.  While I don't fear cancer, I dislike even the word itself.

Then a call from my daughter-in-law..... their doctor had ordered some tests on our  8 year old grandson, Brennon,....for cancer.  I didn't think I would be able to breathe.

And then I learned things like our U.S. Senate is still pushing Senate Bill 510.  For you who may not know, this would make it illegal to grow your own garden, raise your own meat, save seeds, have dairy cows or goats ~ all in the name of Homeland security.  Evidently, we are as POGO says, "our own worse enemy."  Actually, he said, "We have met the enemy and he is US."   
Pogo was ahead of his time.

Anyway, I felt so overwhelmed.

Your comments helped so much! 
(Thank you!)
God's Word helped even more.

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.~ Romans 5:2

(This is my scripture, for today (at least).  I am claiming it.)

Daughter-in-law called late last night.  Brennon's test were negative.  Remembering to breathe.  Remembering to thank God....
over, and over.

 This Thanksgiving will have an even deeper meaning, than it would have a few days ago!  I shall rejoice and be thankful in all things!

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." 

"So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

~ Hebrews 4:16 and Hebrews 13:6

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."  

~ 1Co 13:13 

Please, click on the button and read some of the other gratitude posts.  Let your mind be renewed and your heart refreshed.
(I feel like this is written in "bits & pieces".  Pieces of my life the last 24 hours.  If it is incoherent, so am I.  But I am confident in Hope and in HIS Word.  I am blessed!)

May you each have a very blessed weekend!

Also linked to "Thanksblogging" today. ~ Cheryl


  1. What a terribly upsetting day that must have been! But thanks be to God for those negative results for your grandson!!!!

    The hope of glory...what a marvelous meditation :)

    Thank-you for a beautiful post !

  2. So glad that the tests came back negative. Those challenges that hit so close to home are heart-wrenching!
    So sorry about your friend. But you know, she/he is finally at Home. And that was a really good day for them, though I am certain a very sad one for those left behind. I try to remember that when people I love leave this life and move forward to the next before I was ready to let them go.
    Sending good thoughts your way, Cheryl.

  3. I'm so glad your grandson will be okay, but that WAS an incredible heap of worry for one day!!

    I have such a hard time asking for help, but it such a wonderful sensation when I finally let go and the weight is lifted.

    I will keep you in prayer today.. Hold on to His love, and to the gift of hope.

    (I'm sorry, I can't even start thinking about that Senate Bill, or something might short out in my brain.)

  4. A beautiful post and reminder. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sometimes it's best to just LOOK UP, isn't it? HUGS!

  6. {{{HUGS}}} I am thankful that you held in the steadfastness of our Lord and Saviour so that you could be rewarded with the peace that passes all understanding. Keep your eyes looking up. Loved the verses you shared as well.

  7. God Be greatly PRAISED.
    But knowing you as I do my friend, you would be PRAISING God no matter what the outcome of Brennon's test had been. The other matters will continue to be matters of prayer.....Bless you sister.

  8. MzzTerry....I saw your name and thought I was going to get a Scout report! I'm assuming, "not yet." Praying for that little guy!

  9. I am sorry that your friend passed away. Very sad. I am happy that your grandson is O.K. Praise God.


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