Ok, so I’m tired and sick-n-tired (sort of), but I really need to give myself a "pep-talk", before retiring to my tossing and turning in bed. I intend on a better new day tomorrow morning. This week has had its thorns, to say the least, and its only just now turning Wednesday! *deep sigh* I’ve been the unfortunate victim of slander or should I call it libel? Anyhow, its been the most disgusting encounter (if it can be called such) that I have ever had with anyone – ever. But, in the midst of this harassment, I’ve received some astonishing peace from the Holy Spirit. So, I just wanted to pass it along.
I’m not entirely sure that what I’ve experienced these past few days hasn’t been a nasty attack from the devil.You see, he despises joy of all sizes and he really hates to see God’s children thriving. I’ve been feeling so great lately (even giddy at times) and looking so forward to some of the activities coming this month and even feeling a renewed passion for life. And then, *blam*out of nowhere comes this horrid “thing” that I wasted my energy trying to battle!
Anyway…here are some of the things that I have meditated on to climb out of this funky mood I fell into:
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33
(Jesus told us we’d have days like this, he said will, not maybe)
"Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
(The world’s peace comes through things that are temporary, Jesus’ peace is overwhelming and passes all human understanding)
"The best way out is always through" (Robert Frost)
"Never, never, never, give up" (Winston Churchill)
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on" (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
I’ve decided to add a lovely rainbow for this post’s picture….because, well, we all need a rainbow every now and then. The rainbow reminds us not only of the beauty that God creates, but that He also keeps his promises. And if that’s not a reason alone to cheer up, then I’d just be hopeless, huh? So, one more quote:
"Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Just followed a link to find your site, and glad I did, Lisa. Your photography is wonderful. The world around us is a reflection of the world deep within us, for only we see it with these eyes. There is such beauty everywhere if only we take the time to look and listen. With your camera, I’d say you do!
Thank you! I read your site also and have enjoyed it greatly!