Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Gladness of Heart

The past five days have been amazing! I came on this little trip to set up book signings, author events and whatever connections I could make for my book, Not Really A Princess coming out April 1st. I also came to see my husband's folks, one of my daughters and my sister and her husband in addition to several friends. Lots of activities squished into a few days and many miles put on a not great rental car that would not work on three occasions. Ugh.

And in my mind I am sorrowful for a close relation dying of cancer. Soon. Last night I felt so sad. My spirit burdened.


This morning as I am sitting at a Starbucks with extra time waiting for a friend, I opened my Bible to Psalm 4. Comfort flooded me. Here are some excerpts. "Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; be gracious to me and hear my prayer...The Lord hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still...and trust in the Lord. You have put gladness in my heart."

We can have sadness, thankfulness, joy, grief...all at the same time. Jumbled together.

Be still.

Maybe you too have some pressures bombarding you. I hope you can find peace and lean on God to give you renewed strength. To put gladness in your heart.


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