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Sunday, June 19, 2011

when bitterness strikes........

"repose"  by Stu

From  my journal:                                                                      
            Felt sullenness plucking at my sleeve this morning-----Stu was anxious and hard to reach last night, and I went home sad.  A steady diet of sadness can lead to sullennness, I'm thinking.  Lord, strengthen me to rebuke such an attitude, I pray.  It brings nothing but misery.  It blinds me to the everyday miracles that are everywhere.  Let me feast on the daily bread you give me, not allowing the enemy to steal my joy.  As the bitterness strikes, let me stand firm in your sunshine, that transforms bitter, unripe fruit into something sweet, soft, and delicious.  It just takes time!  Grant me a patient, trusting attitude, I pray.  

"Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming.  See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.  You too be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near"  James 5:7-8

1 comment:

  1. Sue, this is beautiful! Please, please, write a book!