Friday, October 15, 2010

Need Encouragement?

I sure do.

I'm fighting a battle against feeling down today. I have no particular reason, I just can't seem to shake this feeling. It is what it is though - and today, I just need some encouragement. So, I'm going to my Father who has given me more grace and mercy than I could ever deserve and I am looking to His word for the food my soul needs to be fed right now.

Maybe some of this goodness will touch your heart today as well.

Philippians 4:7 "The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

How amazing is that!?! The "peace of God" will guard MY heart! That's exactly what I need - God's peace. (Which, by the way, is a much more complex and perfect peace than quiet kids and a clean house can get me...)

2 Corinthians 4:16,18 "Therefore we do not lose heart... we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

It is so easy to get caught up in the moment. To live as if right now what is happening in my own little world is all that matters and to not be able to see past the heaviness in my heart now. God is complete. He is perfect. He will work around me if he needs to, through me if I would let him, but first I need to allow him to work in me... and to focus on His will and not just my will for the right now's in life.

Romans 8:26, 27 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

On days like this I literally don't know what to pray for. Knowing that he already knows where my heart is and how to heal it, makes me feel... humbled. And instantly better.

If you are having a day like mine - I hope this helps a little. You know - knowing that the creator of the universe searches your heart when you can't find words and that he will meet you right where you're at, because he's that amazing. My day totally just got better. Didn't yours?!


  1. Awe sweetie, I sure LOVE you. I am sorry you were down today, I will be calling you ASAP this week to TALK! I don't know where the time went but I am a) Sad we never got to skype b) sad we didn't talk much. I miss talking daily. Know I am always thinking of you, praying for you, missing you & loving you (for some reason the song 'Secret Lovers' is going through my head)...note to Karey's readers, we are not "in love" just been besties for eons.... Does that clear that up?
    PS. Julia LOVES you too!!

  2. Can I just print this out and put it on my fridge. And my bathroom mirror. And in my car....

    I'm sorry you were having a bad day(2 days ago!). We all have them. It is a wonderful thing that our Father can pick us up and give us such love and grace, isn't it?

    Thanks for a great post!