And as I go through each day I know that my struggles are so small compared to so many in the world that are currently suffering so much. I pray for them.
Kirsten is struggling with her pregnancy and her new life. I worry about her and it's been hard to help her through these choices she has made for herself, I try but I know only God is able to do this, I am merely here as her mother and hopefully a comfort to her when I can be. I love her so much and pray that God will give her strength to meet her new life challenges and to carry her baby to term. Kirsten has plecenta previa, I guess it's common but I have never heard of it.
My mom has many difficulties with her aging husband and his health problems as he continues to go down hill it seem quite quickly these days. My mom and I found someone to help us with all the ropes one must go through to get someone in a home. I pray all goes well with this so my mom can have some peace in her life, she so deserves it, she is 78 years old. I pray I can be a shoulder to lean on and be there for her when she needs me the most.
I have courage because I have faith in God
I may have thought that courage is needed only in a crisis or when great physical strength and emotional fortitude is needed.
Yet at times I feel as if I need courage to do simple things. For instance, I may hesitate to speak up in my workplace or in my home even though I believe I have a good idea or plan. So I pray to have the courage of my convictions and to share them in a clear and loving way.
If a challenge seems to be looming over me, I know to affirm that God is my help in every need. I will never have to though anything without the guidance of my beloved Creator. I have courage that is based on my faith in God to bring me though any challenge.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your hearts take courage; wait for the Lord!". Psalm 27:14
To help keep me calm during these times I love to bead and create interesting intricate designs so I made this twisted wire branch pearl necklace.