During difficult times, I pray - of course. But now, instead of praying forever (or so it seems) an interesting change is transpiring: instead of crying the blues all day and worrying, I cry (because that's what I do) and earnestly pray for about 5-10 minutes. Then I start to praise God as I listen to praise and worship music. Last time a crisis hit, I heard this song:
Wow! Praise hit me like a ton of bricks.
God is always with us, even in the depths of our pain and worry. In fact, it's then that we should praise Him all the more and cling to His promises!
Is my life any better after the crisis?
Did God answer my prayer the way I had hoped?
But that's not the only reason why I'm better.
I'm better because I learned to truly praise and trust Him and His will in the storm, in the depths of my pain.
I pray that you will be inspired to do the same. It's comforting and empowering.
Fear is a liar, remember?
Lately I've been all about slow stitching. My yo-yo quilt is finally getting some love. Here's a picture I shared from my last post....so pretty I just had to share it again! ;)
I'm also making progress on my Grandmother's Flower Garden. I've connected the first three rows and am almost finished with the fourth row (the colored hexies). Here's half of the 4th row.
When putting rows together, I work with "half-rows" and then stitch them together in order to avoid having to maneuver such large pieces.
I'll be working on attaching the white flowers today. Once that's done, they will join the main quilt.
I hope you'll check out these link ups!