Why Not Praise Him? (I say with some reservation tonight…)
I always hesitate to share and write posts like this, I guess because I am a realist and a skeptic by nature.
I never want anyone to feel worse if they pray prayers that, for whatever reason on God’s agenda, don’t get answered, at least not the way we want..I have prayers like that at times.
But, yesterday in my time of desperate prayer and crying out to God, I felt led to follow whatever impressions I had to do during that time.
I prayed for help, and just tried to keep a totally open mind to whatever thoughts came to mind.
I didn’t pray long, but intensely.
I had not had a flawless day–in fact, deep repentance has had to come often this week with a short temper with kids at ages harder to deal with in terms of equal stubborn streaks and argumentation. Oh! I have much to learn in “gentleness”. OH!
In any case, I was let to do a few things I had not done with my back…some exercises, some tools, in my pain. I continued praying, and asking.
Over the course of the next few hours, the pain diminished, and overnight, disappeared altogther.
I don’t know how long it will last, and it may be back tomorrow…I may be wallowing again. But, for today, I was healed. For today, I needed no medicine. For today, I was not writhing. For today, I was healed. I was free. I was happy.
My muscles feel sore, and a few times, a minor spasm would start to flitch. About that time, it seemed The Hub was always near and gave a light touch that seems to ease it again.
Why not give the Lord glory due him for today?
Why not say “thank you”?
If we do not praise, the rocks will cry out!
And so, for today…I am. He is so worthy. I am so not.
A Prayer for You:
May the Lord Jesus deal as graciously and mercifully with you, my friend, in your desperate times of need and pain. May he soothe you and speak to you, and lead you, and give you peace and healing. And in your times of waiting, may he give you strength and build your endurance and patience. May you do a better job than I have of an even temper and a trusting spirit and faith that keeps you well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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