He Listens…

Yesterday, the skies spit down on us all day finally turning to rain around 9:30 p.m. and then it actually rained fat drops of water for several more hours. This morning I woke up to a chilly wind but gorgeous blue skies with not a cloud in sight.

So, why, on a day when I should have awakened with a smile and a bounce in my step, did I arise with such a heavy heart?

Who knows? I honestly cannot say. My kids and their children are doing well. My mom is doing well. I’m doing well. Sigh…so what is the problem?

Feeling more than a little pathetic and self-absorbed, the poor, poor, pitiful me got up from a cozy bed, made breakfast for the pups and myself and even washed the dishes.

Although all I really wanted to do was sit in my chair and sulk, I made the decision to follow through on my goal to read the Bible every day. Sooo, I grumpily sat down to do my morning reading. Before even opening my Bible to the day’s readings (I’m using the YouVersion app and The Bible in One Year plan), I prayed that He help me turn my morning around, to send me words of encouragement.

I opened the Bible to Psalm116: 1,2 and read…

I love the Lord, because he has heard
My voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
Therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Wow!! I don’t always get an answer that clear but today…he heard my prayer! What did this psalm say to me that made such a difference? It reminded me that He hears me even when I feel alone. Even when my heart is heavy with loss. Even when I want to just quit. This psalm said that He listens. He listens “to ME”.

I guarantee, if you are feeling alone and unheard today, HE listens and hears YOU, too!  Call on Him!

Thank you, Lord, for always being close to us especially on those heavy-hearted mornings.  Thank you for reminding us that you are just a prayer away and that you wait to hear from us!

Now, heart lighter and infused with more energy, I am ready for the day, but I have to decide what to put on my agenda…sewing, painting, cleaning or yard work? Hmmmmm…

Tough choice!

What is God saying to you today?

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