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Monday, June 13, 2011

Blessed even when Stressed

Oh, I just popped over to Ann's to pick up the button and link up with her Multitudes on Mondays. She speaks to my heart today. When you feel like giving up, give up the things that weigh you down. Funny, just this morning my husband and I had this conversation...

It feels like we're being crushed by our trials, being overwhelmed by the bills and the illness and the hard choices to be made and the NEED. All we really need is Him, all we really need to look at is Him. Keep our eyes focused up and not trained down.. down where all the things that want to crush us lie.

When we can keep our vision focused on Him alone, then we can see the multitude of blessings that lie in between, that cover over, that lift us out of all that weighs us down.

Please pop over to Ann's and be lifted out of your own crushing burdens

261. The sound of rain falling on the roof.
262. Snuggling up under my quilt with the a/c on high.
263. Shopping with my daughter for a graduation dress.
264. That we actually got one without too many arguments!
265. Prayer time with my husband.
266. A 'Student of the Week' crown proudly worn by my four year old.
267. Toilet Paper Wars!
268. Extra strength Tylenol.
269. For my husband's healing prayers.
270. For the merciful love of my Saviour.. the Divine Physician
271. A spontaneous day out with hubby and the girls.
272. Indulging in a caramel latte with my husband.
273. A nice foot rub after walking for four hours.
274. For a Swiffer Wet Jet.
275. For extra helping hands to clean up the mess.
278. For beautiful, inspiring words from others.
279. For the birds calling out their praises to God early in the morning, reminding me to do the same
280. For the stripping and pruning and knowing His plan will exceed my own expectations.


Kristin Bridgman said...

Is it just a coincidence that Extra Strength Tylenol came after the toilet paper wars? :)
I love snuggling under my quilts too and prayer times with hubby and foot rubs...but on the latte, mine would have to be chocolate!
AND YES, I will adopt you, but not as a child, as a sister:)

Lisa Maria said...

Oh Kristin.. so sweet as always.. I'll make arrangements to move in soon.. lol! just kidding! So nice to have a soul sister across the seas. I LOVE chocolate too.. especially the dark kind, so does my hubby.

Marsha @ Heart Song said...

"When you feel like giving up, give up the things that weigh you down".

Very timely post for me and a wonderful reminder to keep my eyes on Jesus, not on the circumstances!

messy marriage said...

Thanks for your honesty and yet willingness to follow Christ in the midst of your trials. Your words are so encouraging! Also, thanks for "popping over" to my blog too! I feel like I've found a kindred spirit! Hugs!

Anna said...

Enjoyed reading your list, and that foot rub sounds like a wonderful gift! :) I also loved #280 above. That is indeed truth... a beautiful reminder...His plans are beyond our imagination, our best dreams; just like your title says-- "Blessed even when stressed".