Thursday, November 27, 2008

At peace

Yesterday a wise person pointed me to some scripture that is helping me through this time. Reading it is helping me feel at peace - filled up. One thing she suggested I read often is from Psalm 37. I'll quote it here from the Amplified Bible:

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of you heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confidentalso in Him and He will bring it to pass....Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him. (verses 3-5 & 7a)

I am learning to lean more on God and less on people. Things had gotten so I was reaching out to my friends so much, hoping they would fix me. But - and I should know this by now - only God can give me true rest and comfort.

The last couple of days have been better. Perhaps I am turning around?

9 comments:

Di said...

So true friend... God is the only one who can fix.. but remember as friends we are here to listen.

Di said...

So true, only God can fix and heal. But remember as friends we are here to listen.

Di said...

So true, only God can heal and fix. But as friends we are here to listen...
Love you

marja said...

Thank you so much, Di. How good God is to me, giving me friends who will share His love with me.

Nancie said...

Dear Marja,

Thank God that He is our refuge and strength at all times, and especially in time of trouble and need. Thank God that we can lean upon Him and He will sustain and restore us. Psalm 37 is very encouraging. Thank God for the comfort of His Words. It brings me comfort daily too.

I agree with Di. God provides friends, especially His children, to care for one another. We are here for you. Thanks for always being there for me too :) Missed you and many others. I have been feeling very very tired due to various commitments and learning to pace myself. So not able to do much blogging or visiting. But I remember you and others in prayers. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragements. May God be with you and continue to strengthen you. Take care.

With love in Christ,
Nancie

marja said...

Hi Nancie,

So good of you to stop by. Yes, I've been missing everyone too. I, too, have had to slow down and don't blog as much. Good thing is that I do feel God near. Thank you for your prayers, Nancie. I pray for you as well.

Love, marja

Merelyme said...

oh hey...it is okay to rely on people too. God works through people. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. I know you will pull through this difficult time. You have a very high success rate!

marja said...

Thanks Merelyme. That's comforting to hear. Trouble with me is that I sometimes go to people, to the exclusion of God. And that's what's wrong.

Nancie said...

Dear Marja,

I am thinking of you and praying for you. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. Thank God that He is with us and we can know His love and faithfulness no matter what we go through. Take care.

Hugs,
Nancie