Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sweet Words of Encouragement

Dear friends, thank you so much for the way that you have surrounded me (us) during this time of waiting. Many of you have sent me scriptures to remind me of God's promises, notes to remind me that you are praying for our situation, blog comments just to brighten my day and let me know that you care, and emails to inquire about how things are going. While this has been a really hard time, it has also been a sweet time as I have seen the kindness of others extended to us over and over again. You have no idea how much it means. Thank you.

I just re-read all of the blog comments that you have written in the past couple of months. I can't keep back the tears. It never ceases to amaze me that there are people out there (other than my mom and my husband) who take the time to actually read my blog, much less seem to care so much.

I wanted to share a few of the scriptures that others have sent to me, so that they can encourage you too: say to the captives, "come out." and to those in darkness, "Be free!"...He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up. See, they will come from afar--some from the north, some from the west...the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones...(from Isaiah 49)

God is close to the broken hearted. (Psalm 34:18)

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18)

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. (Ps. 62:8)

For God is greater than our hearts and He knows everything. (1 John 3:20)

How precious are thy thoughts O God. How great is the sum of them (Psalm 139:17)

Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between His shoulders. (DEUTERONOMY 33:12)

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)

1 comment:

3 Blessings said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I truly appreciate your friendship and I am holding onto these verses too. Praying for your family and your sweet boy.