Please go to the end of my blog to mute my play list so you can listen to this beautiful song. God Bless You.
This past year has been a difficult year for many of us. For my family, I had two uncles pass away, a mother in law just pass away two weeks ago, my daughter diagnose with several autoimmune disease, we've lost our home, financial woes, health problems for myself and my husband and just the other day my sister called to tell me that our step father is failing very fast with kidney failure and possible congestive heart failure.
But guess what? I'm okay... God is so faithful... the peace He gives is so unwavering... so amazing! I am truly at peace with all... the good and the bad. Don't get me wrong, I have my moments when, like this song says, I ask to be held so I can cry. It can be good to cry once in a while.... it can be cleansing.
When my sister Marsha called me on New Year's Eve, I could tell in her voice she really needed a shoulder to cry on... her sister's shoulder. About 2,500 miles separate us physically... but the Lord and our love keeps us close at heart. So sis, this song is for you... picture me holding you and our Lord holding us both! I love you sis! I appreciate you taking care of mom and Chris even when you are so far from them as well. The Lord will give you the strength you need in these coming days and months.
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!”As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
1 Peter 1:2
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.May God give you more and more grace and peace.
Thank you dear Lord for your unfailing love, grace, mercy, and peace!
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Bless you and your family Michele. This is the first time I've heard this song. I pray your sister feels your love for her.
Thank you for sharing this. You're right, sometimes a good cry does help.
Praying you feel a special touch of God's presence in the New Year...and your sister as well. It is good that He remebers that we are dust and stores every tear!
What a sweet song. Blessings to you and your family as you walk these tough roads.
So sorry to hear of so much saddness this year, but you have your eyes on the right goal, Our Father, He will hold you while you cry, laugh, sigh, or just be still. My prayers are with you and your family.
I have not heard this song before ...it brings tears to my eyes. Our family is also suffering ....our daughter ...we have not talked to her since Oct. 14th....difficult to talk about ..but God knows and He hears our prayers. I know HE will return her to HIM and to our family. A good cry does help...so glad HE will hold us!
Praying for you and yours.
God Bless you!
Your words and your heart touched me greatly. I pray that you, your sister and all the extensions of your precious family experience an even greater presence of our LORD in all areas of your lives. I pray for continued peace, comfort, joy, strength, wisdom, love and abounding grace to continue in your lives and that every challenge be met with Christ-centered endurance. I pray for the LORD's provision for you and your family in every way needed and that each one of you will give Him the glory.
You are so dearly loved Michele by the LORD. As I type this I can sense that you are a woman who knows she is a daughter of the King. Your humble spirit is very pleasing to the LORD!! I don't say that lightly. I speak as the Holy Spirit is laying upon my heart.
Remain consistent in the LORD. He will/is giving to you and your family everything that you stand in need of this year. Continue to trust in Him.
I love you and Jesus loves you EVEN MORE!
Goodness, Michele, you have really been through a lot. I'm praying you will have a Blessed New Year. Thanks for that sweet song.
I've never heard this song. It is a pretty one though. I pray God's blessings for you this year.
What an encouragement this post is. That despite the darkness, you're steadfast in your faith and holding on to the LORD. You have reminded me of Paul's contentment as stated in Phil 4:11-13. Thank you for sharing.
God Bless your Journey Forward!
Hi Michele, You and Marsha are so fortunate to have each other - even 2500 miles a part. I appreciate your guidance (I just found the latest one in my email folder). I appreciate you too. You're a fine gal to call friend. I chose you for a blog award. The info is at my site if you want to take a gander. Love, Cathryn
Thanks for the song and the shoulder, sis. It's gonna be a long week, but He'll be there to hold us all.
Happy New Years My Sistah
((Hugz))) I just see you snuggling in the palms of God's hands as he carries you through each day. He keeps all that happens around you in a place of peace. Because he lives we can face each tomorrow knowing he is already there wating to carry us through another day.
Michele, I had left you a message but I came back again to share with you that, the LORD IS everything that you need and He is here for you and will take care of every need that you and your loved ones have. He loves you. I wanted to encourage you in that today.
Wow...what a song! We can all relate to those moments...there is no comfort as great as what we feel when we are wrapped in our Father's arms.
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