Ashamed to say I haven’t been taking the time to be in God’s word nearly as much as I should. No excuses… just a fact I’m trying to rectify!
But here is what I read this morning. Much needed and applicable!!
Psalm 30 (NIV)
I will exalt you, LORD,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
LORD my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Krista: Morning is coming!!!!)
When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.” (Krista: This is me pre-Annabelle. I determined to not let this destroy me!)
LORD, when you favored me,
you made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed. (Krista: There are many times throughout this where I knew God was there, but he was out of plain sight, and it felt SO very lonely and dismay is such an accurate word for it)
To you, LORD, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me;
LORD, be my help.” (Krista: I just love this. How HONEST he is being and saying, Dude, God, if I’m in hell, I can’t praise you, so be merciful and help and lift me out of this pit… don’t let my praises for you be silenced! It seems like a lot of audacity to speak like this to God, but I think that God doesn’t mind honest, frustrated crys for help. I’ve sent many of them myself!)
You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
LORD my God, I will praise you forever. (Krista: Lord, I’m ready! I’m tired of wailing, and I’m so ready to continue dancing! I’ve tried to continue to sing your praises and NOT be silent… but I’m tired and my voice is weak. I want to be clothed in joy again! This weeping all the time STINKS!)
Just got the word that instead of 5 this evening for surgery (previous schedule) we are going in FIFTEEN MINUTES! I want to get it out of the way but my hubby isn’t even here and I do NOT enjoy sending my daughter off to surgery by myself. But tis okay, because God is here, and that is what matters. He is my steadfast support and strength. Plus, my hubby is on his way…
Prayers today appreciated.
Getting ready for her pre-surgery bath!
Praying with you today.
God, be all that Krista needs today. May you guide the doctors' hands as they help little Annabelle, and may this be just what she needs to be able to come home. Amen.
This is beautiful. Praying for you right now.
Praying for you, praying for Annabelle, praying for the doctor and surgeons. Thank you for ministering to me today. May you feel the peace that I am praying for you right now.
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Beautiful, meaningful psalm. The prayer troops are gathered in JESUS' name.
Praying out in California.
Praying God's hand will be on all of you especially sweet little Annabelle!
Way to keep your eyes on Jesus! Thanks for the encouraging word.
His joy will come in the morning!!!
How amazing – that while you were sharing your Bible passage from this morning and commenting on how God used it to speak to you – that it becomes God's timing for Annabelle's next surgery! While you are praising Him, He is moving and working and giving you yet another reason to turn your wailing to dancing! He is so good.
We will be praying. We look forward to hearing an update when you have time.
Prayed and still praying… 🙂
I'm just seeing this now, in the evening, but I'm praying her surgery went well. Beautiful post about that Psalm.
hello there Krista.
I am so glad to read you are taking a break and being with the family at the ball game! You are right where you should be! Praise the people who encouraged you to do this as I know you must be soooo torn!!
I hope it is beautiful where you are, and I am sure your little sweet heart is being well cared for until you join her again.
I was a neonatal nurse for 28 years and I would see mom's struggle with not wanting to leave their babies side, and feeling guilty when they did.
You NEED those breaks to see this through. I am so proud of you for being able to do this for all of you, and I do mean ALL of you!
Praying without ceasing!!
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