Wednesday, July 8, 2009

God's Best Gift

I haven't been feeling well the past few days. I'm not quite sure why. I'm not sick, but not feeling great either. I am anxious, but can't quite figure out why. I am stressed, I feel a heavy weight settling down upon me. I am going into a very busy time at work - budget time - which is intense and lasts for 5 months. But this is more than that.

This morning I got up earlier than usual and went for a walk. And I prayed as I walked. I just started complaining about everything I thought was wrong in my life and soon I found I was thanking God for all the things that were right. And I felt the burdens lessen. I still do not know what was bothering me so much, but I do know that praying helped.

When I got back home, I took down my Bible and opened to Psalms which always comforts me and came across Psalm 127:3 which in my translation reads "Children are a heritage from the Lord". I found a different translation that reads "Children are God's best gift". My children and grandchild are gifts to me, my family is a gift. my friends are gift. My friend, Janice, welcomed a granddaughter into her family yesterday. I spoke to her this morning and you could just hear the joy bubbling in her voice. God's Best Gift.

For whatever reason, this passage spoke to me and my prayer walk helped ease my burden. I am not back to myself yet, but I'm on my way.


grammy said...

Prayer and more prayer. I think what happened was good medicine. Focusing on the blessings we have. I don't want to down play those feelings you were having... I think harmons still make us crazy. Stress from work. How about doing some special things that make you happy. I love to go to borders and look at magazines every now and then. Starbucks for a Frapacinno. How do you spell that any way? Well and of course hold that baby whenever you can (o:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there friend, Sorry to hear you were feeling a bit off but so glad you went walking and talking with our Lord. It is so incredible He knows all about our good days and bad days and loves us through the tough times Blessings and prayers to you today.

Anonymous said...

It's strange sometimes. It's hard to tell where a feeling comes from...depression, deep rooted stress that effects us physically (seriously it's true-in ways we would never imagine), a lack of chocolate, or even the weather...and it says something great that God answered you.What an amazing person you are. You are so strong and rarely allow yourself to really relax and breathe. Perhaps you just need to breathe. To stop for a moment and really just breathe. Breathe in your beautiful garden, your wonderful children, your grandson, your friendship,your puzzles.... To really just take a moment, not think, and just breathe.
Sometimes we have feelings of foreboding and never know why; and in these moments we pray, smile, and have faith.