Welcome To My Green Pasture....

It is a place of quiet rest that I have found when I am writing. I hope that someone will find my musings helpful in some way.
Psalm 23:2 "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restoreth my soul."

My Green Pasture....

Monday, March 12, 2012

I Will Never Lose

I was thinking this morning that there are so many things in this life that we can lose. I have experienced personally many losses over the period of fifty some years. Through the years, I have lost many dear friends and loved ones. I have lost a sweet baby to sudden infant death. I have lost two husbands through divorce. I have lost a career which I loved. I have lost finances. I have lost my health. I am in the process of losing my hair. Through all of these losses there are things that I have never lost and never will lose. I will never lose my "Best" friend who sticks closer than a brother. I will never lose Faith to believe that He is with me, for He promised to "Never" leave me or forsake me. I will never lose Hope, for He has promised that nothing is impossible with God. I will never lose His Love, for He has promised me that nothing shall separate me from the love of God. I really will never lose! I have Faith, Hope, Love and these will see me through even if I lose everything else.
~Habakkuk 3:17-19 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour, The sovereign Lord is my strength, He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights."

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Rainbow In The Night

My new year has started out a bit on the stormy side and a little bit scary. Since Christmas my disease, Sarcoidosis has truly had a mind of its own. I have tapered off of the Prednisone I was taking for it due to some unpleasant side effects. My body has decided to give me a true battle. My hair began falling out soon after Christmas and is now very thin to the point of needing a wig. My bones and joints are in constant pain and I now have daily headaches rather than my occasional ones. I now have cataracts in both of my eyes and have chronic fatigue. I am taking about eight different prescription medications however I still wake up in the night. This has become a blessing however. I am finding that at these times when I wake up is when I feel a sense of calm and peace that I know only comes from God alone. It is refreshing to know that He is with me and knows all about  what is going on in my body even though the doctors don't seem to have a clue. It is amazing that even though I am having a terrible time with my memory that it is at these times when I am quietly laying in bed that verses I memorized over thirty years ago or more come popping into my head. They are comforting, reassuring, reminding me of God's presence. It is as if He is giving me a rainbow in the night.

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