Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Neglect and the Pursuit of Happiness

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Looking into the ground, the beauty that once was, now filled with weeds, much like my soul. Thoughts of disgust fill my insides as I look into the gardens, neglected, over-run. I pray for God to send me words, speak to me, as I begin the process that will bring pain to back, arms and legs. To give me Grace for the day, the journey, that seems to have no end, no Joy-
On the pursuit of Happiness, the journey could be long if one expects to find it without the willing mind, heart, soul to truly search.
I've gotten lost, forgot what it is that I'm seeking. His Grace is here, His Faithfulness no end. I'm wondering how this happened. In dreading each day, wondering how I will proceed, find joy, I forget to look at the finer things. Life, these boys, this husband, home. Happiness truly is in the eye of the beholder. Don't forget to seek it...

God, if this is the place you need me, help me find happiness in it, remember your promise, accept your Grace for the day.

(photos - out of place pumpkin vines, unattended Friendship Garden)


Anonymous said...

my sweet friend - where have you been...have missed you so much. wishing you peace in your heart and soul. we all get to a point in our lives when we feel run down, lost but there is always light shining when we most need it. I hope your light is shining today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry...We all have been in those valleys. The Lord has heard your cry for mercy; the Lord accepts your prayer.Psalm 6:9.
Be of good courage, and he shall strenght your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.Psalm 31:24.
My peace I give to you;not as the world gives do I give to you .
John 14;27 The peace of Christ is greater thean the storms , the burdens, the risk, or any responsibility we can face .And it surpasses all understanding.
Phil;4:7 Lots of love, peace,joy to you today in Jesus name.