Perhaps some of us feel the same way as we quarantine. It’s conceivable that many of us are feeling abandoned by God.
It’s ok to feel that way: What’s important is what we do with those feelings. Sofia wanted to seek comfort from the LORD as she had seen her mother do many times. Uncertain as to how to achieve this, she decided to close her eyes and open her deceased Mother’s Bible to a random page. It fell open to Psalm 66.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
If I was Sofia, I’d probably be thinking, “What?! Shout for joy?! I'm supposed to sing the glory of His name to the God who has abandoned me? Who has separated me from my family? I don’t think so.”
I haven’t always been successful, but when I am, the entire atmosphere changes from mourning to joy! Even if all we can do is listen quietly to praise and worship music, let us do so! Let us find our way back to God!
This is how Sofia felt: tested, in prison and with a burden on her back. By reading verse 10 carefully: “tested” and “refined” are written in the past tense. Aha!
BUT. Pay attention when you read that word in the Bible. God brought them through and led them to a place of abundance!
Oh, my dear Reader, take heed!
Trust Him yet again!
As my fingers fly over the keyboard,
I’m praying for those of you who may be reading this.
You are not alone.
You might remember that my daughter and I started an annual Mother/Daughter BOM. Our first quilt was Morning Glory by Kate Spain. This year we joined a QAL hosted by Emily Davis using her beautiful and easy Scrappy Hearts Quilt Pattern! I was far behind in the QAL, but here’s my finished quilt!
Of course, Chico had to be in the picture! Perhaps you can see my son peeaking out from behind the quilt?
I just saw my mistake, but I'm not saying where! Shhhh....it's ok.
I can imagine this quilt in all kids of colorways for every season! In fact, it's on my bed right now with the matching pillow. It's such a bright summery quilt!
One of my first memories is Daddy teaching me the importance of quotations. Even now, I collect them in a little journal. Here are a few I love.
This quote is from Toby Mac’s @tobymacspeaklife Instagram account. So true…
Isn't this series of quotes from The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson beautiful?
This Instagram post was sent to me by a special someone.
Consequently, he sends me the jokes and I have my laugh for the day! Here's a couple he sent me! I can't give credit because I'm not sure where he finds them, but if you know who created them, please let me know so I can credit them. :)
I hope you found some inspiration as well as laughs today!