Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ugh! beautiful! utterly beautiful!

i'm thinking i might add listening to this song to my morning ritual, for at least a week. that should help me refresh, regroup, get up, start in the morning.

this is a reminder

to myself to post on my happy day from last week. i don't want to forget it happened. list to come!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

scriptures to sustain.

so Tuesday, i was feeling a lil downtrodden. so downtrodden that when i went to the library to get one of the books i needed for a class i've been struggling with and it wasn't there i just decided to sit down in the lobby and look up scriptures at the computer kiosk by the steps. i Googled scriptures & loneliness. here are the highlights:

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18
1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” 

Matthew 28:20
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” 

Psalm 68:6a 
“God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.” 

Psalm 91:1-2, 14-15 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Because he loves me, says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” 

Psalm 28:7
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” 

Lamentations 3:22 -23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness. ” 

2 Chronicles 16:9a
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

oh and the kicker!

"Oh Lord, all my longing
is before you
my sighing
is not hidden from you."
-Psalm 38:9

i held onto them, shared with a couple friends and i've been feeling better and looking back every once and a while. i'm glad. i just have to remember to be faithful, and to engage in faithfulness as a practice, trusting in God, praying, surrendering, seeking God and His Word when I feel heavy and breathless. Quotes do me the best.