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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Morning, Sunshine!

This morning I woke up to the glorious sun streaming through the windows! Even though I am not what one could call an outside person, there are two things about the outside that I love...sunshine streaming through my windows and fresh air blowing in the breeze. There is something soothing in both.

For some time now I have been locked in a whirlwind of emotions...feelings and realities that demanded attention. I hold fast to the belief that God Himself is in control and knows what is best for me. I do not always understand all that He allows and most times I do not appreciate His ways. Then, every now and then, I catch a glimpse of the big picture. Although my life today is the sum total of all decisions I have made (good, bad, or indifferent), He has always stood by me or carried me. Given my difficult times, I can not imagine a life where I did not have Him to cry out to.

Being a victim of hormonal swings is not now, nor has it ever been, an enjoyable experience. Neither has been my ongoing journey of self-exploration. Add to that chemical depression and bad relationship choices and there you have a good idea of my life since the tender age of ten. Please do not feel sorry for me. This is merely a summary of events that I need to blog.

So many times, in moments of dispair, I have blogged revelations or listed events of my life and the overwhelming love and support of fellow bloggers has been amazing. I can not express in words the gratitude that I feel for each and every one of you. Your prayers have helped carry me through many dark tunnels.

Today, I hope you will join me in praise and thanksgiving. As I opened the curtains, made my morning pot of coffee, and sat down to blog, the following scripture came to me.

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.


This scripture is a promise...His promise to me! As I have mentioned before, I have been in a period of mourning. It has been a long arduous and lonely journey, Today, that chapter in my life has been closed. Halleujah!
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12 comments:

Greatfullivin said...

Hi Sweets! I am so glad to see you back up and running. I do understand those bleak times and yet it is always so rewarding when you are able to come to terms with things. I always like to say...God didn't bring me this far to throw me off a cliff. Once we learn whatever it is He is trying to teach us, things get easier. I am thrilled you stopped by today, this has been one summer better left behind for a lot of us. Big hugs and lots of love!!

storyteller said...

I'm glad you were able to share a brief update here today. You're in my thoughts and prayers and I'm looking forward to the time you're able to join us more often here in this virtual world.
Hugs and blessings,

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Where have I been!! I guess that I did not know that you were having problems. I went through a whole bunch of them many years ago now but i know how it is to feel like there is no way to go!! I finally made it through but it took a lot!! You just have to talk to yourself and to God a LOT!! I got through it and so will you. Just takes time I am afraid.
Sandy
Sometimes blogging helps when you get things out!!

creativedawn said...

Hello and I rejoice with you lifting up my heart to our Lord; and when you are sad, I shall cry with you; and when you are alone, I shall reach across the miles and hold you...in my thoughts, always for your life touches me...the Lord touches us both (all) and we are one in sorrow, in sin, and in happiness....
hugz
Pam

SaoirseDaily2 said...

Nice to see you blogging again. How have you been? Life is full of ups and downs - bumps and bruises. Be like the ocean just roll with it, Most bad will pass. Enjoyed seeing your post.

Take care.

Betty said...

Hi Phyllis,

It sounds like you are beginning to come out of your deep, deep depression. I am so glad to hear that. I have never stopped praying for you and will continue to do so.

I like your new name tag. Very pretty.

I hope you will get around to blogging on a regular basis as I have missed you.

Betty said...

It's me again. I have an award for you to pick up when you get a chance.

I hope you are feeling better and that you will have a wonderful weekend.

Khris said...

Hi Phyll...just popped over becaues I was thinking of you. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs Khris in Oz

Joyce said...

So glad you are back. I understand a little of what you have gone through. I love the sun shine too. Fod knows how to bring a smile to a persons face. Thank ;you for sharing and hope to see you at it again soon. Smile, God Loves YOu.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce

Ann from Montana said...

It is days since this post and I don't know "where" you are and I have not suffered the demon depression - but beyond all of that - I pray for you the "peace that surpasses all understanding".

I hope you are well and at peace.

In HIS Love.

Greatfullivin said...

Helloooooo.....is anybody in there?? Yooohooooo....it's me, I can't find you. I am missing you soooo much! I have a little something for you but you will have to come out of hiding to get it...could you do that, huh..please.....pretty please.....pretty please with sugar on top?????? Seriously, You are sadly missed, please come out and play! Big Hugs, Kisses, and lotsa Lovies!

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