Thursday, March 26, 2009

ABC's of the Word

Pam at Grey Like Snuffie hosts ABC's of the Word every Thursday. This is a fun way to explore the Bible, find new verses using the alphabet. Be sure and visit Pam to see all the participants and which verse they have chosen for the letter:

I'm just glad I have internet access today and can post this!! My internet has been off and on all week long. Just when I think--"Oh, it's back" and sit down to do something--BAM--gone again!!

So, I'm going to be quick to make sure I get this posted before it goes down again!!

My "G" word for this week is:


I know the word "great" is used many times in the Bible--I don't know exactly how many, but I've come across it quite a lot. But, I've chosen a verse that is not saying that God is great (though He certainly is) or His glory is great (cannot dispute that fact), or His mercy is great (again, another truth of God).

My verse is speaking of myself--my life the past two weeks:

When I said, "My foot is slipping," your unfailing love supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy......Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)

I've been riding an emotional high for weeks now--my home, moving, getting settled in--all exciting and promises from God to an answered prayer.

Then, I became very ill, troubles with the bank, two daughters both with different types of problems that I was concerned about--and my anxiety grew and grew. As I stated in my las
t post, I waited and waited until I could stand no more before reaching out to God.

And when I did reach out to Him, He was there for me, as always--waiting patiently for me to turn to Him.

My anxiety was
great. I sat down and poured it all to God. He enabled me to talk with my daughters sensibly to help see them through their problems. The bank resolved their issue and I am finally feeling almost 100%.

During this pouring out to God of all that had been going on in my life, I felt a great peace--a peace that can only come because I had given all of these things to God instead of trying to carry them by myself. Control issue that needs to be addressed?

Make sure to visit The Power of Your Love for Thankful Thursday!!



Denise said...

May God continually bless you sweetie.

Kay Martin said...

As a mother of adult children I know that ache you describe. The most troubling part of being there for adult children is that I feel I have to be careful to stay out of their way; but yet near enough that they can reach out and touch me. It's so important for them to live their own lives; make their own way with mistakes and victories. I probably pray more on this one thing than anything else. My blessed mother and mother in law just jumped in and tried to protect and direct every move. My attempt at not making their errors I'm sure has set me up to make worse decisions. Just love 'em and keep them lifted up in prayer continually is all I know.

I want you well and free from anxiety to truly enjoy God's blessings in your life!!!

Love you.

Beth in NC said...

That is a wonderful scripture.

I pray you feel God's peace today my friend.

grey like snuffie said...

Wonderful word this morning...blessings of His best to you today dear Beth!

skoots1mom said...

thx 4 sharing!

ellen b said...

God is so great to help you and guide you away from your great anxieties to Him. I'm so glad you turned your heart and mind to His care :0) Blessings...

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Anonymous said...

That scripture is great as is our God. There are so many verses on anxiety and God's peace. God was just there waiting to hear your needs, He knew them but He wants to hear from our hearts that we need his comfort.

Kathy b

Aunt Kathy said...

GREAT, post Beth.

Carrie said...

Woonderful testimony of how God rescues us from our dispair.