Unplugged Sunday: Carefree

Hope

I needed to see something worthwhile and positive today on Unplugged Sunday, hence the picture. I’m offline and this is a scheduled post. Normally I would marvel at the technology that allows this to happen but not this time.

The past two weeks have been tough. Most of the problems I’ve dealt with have been health-related. Not mine but that of my daughter’s (the little girl up there) and recently of a special lady who is quite fearful right now and uncertain of what the future will bring for her and her family. I said a prayer for her and my child. For healing. I said a prayer for me, my family and her family. For comfort, peace and strength during this trying time.

Before I wrote this post, I wandered among the blogs that inspire me with the application of God’s word. Indeed, it is a blessing to read and enjoy all of those writings that reassured and strengthened me. And then, as I searched for comfort in the One True Source (the Bible) I read the following excerpt, an old favorite of mine back in those days…

I have been deprived of peace;
    I have forgotten what prosperity is.
So I say, “My splendor is gone
    and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
    the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them,
    and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;
 it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:17-26 NIV

As I read portions of the Bible I felt again the Lord’s control over my life and that peace that comes only from Him.

Happy weekend to you all.

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