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.