Saturday, July 16, 2011

God hung close by today

I had a day where I felt off.  Emotional, moody, disconnected.  The only thing I wanted to get done was plant some flowers in my yard.  A task that seems so simple yet for me with my health  it can be a challenge.  I finally got the flowers planted in the backyard while the hubs was inside reading and napping (sounds like a dream right?)  I was so pooped out but didn't want to go inside to hear, "I told you so."  Instead I took my journal and sat on the front porch where I knew no one would find me.  I became so emotional and am still not sure why I was so upset.  At that time God popped in and my good friend and neighbor drove by (with out her kids in the car).  We had a minute to catch up and I totally started crying and venting about everything.  Bummed about my health keeping me from doing everything I wanted.  Her presence was almost magical.  After a minute of talking I felt so much better.  It is not often, actually I don't think we have ever stopped to talk like that without either her kids or my kids jumping around us, so I really felt she was a God-sent at that moment and I am grateful.  I went back into the house, grabbed my grocery list (since it was dinner time and I had an empty fridge) and I ran off to run my errands.  Feeling closer to God I turned on the radio with intent that the first song I heard would be for me.  Well, it was the song If I Die Young by the Band Perry so I started to cry, realizing how precious life was and to NOT waste any moments in rotten moods.  I went to the post office and stood in a long line feeling more and more calm as the minutes went by.  As I left, a good friend called, she found a lump in her breast and needs to have further testing done.  We compared how our lumps felt (I found one and will be having a biopsy very soon) and we talked about how God has His plan.  I went to the grocery store feeling closer to God than I had in a while.  I know He is always right next to me but today he held my hand, spoke to me, comforted me.

I'm linking up with Katie from minivan diva today.


  1. Karen,
    I think God gives us those low moments to draw nearer to him. I'm sorry you are struggling with not feeling well. However, I am glad that He provided what he did to get you through the day. Hugs your way, friend!!

    p.s. go to the right side of my blog and find my button. Highlight the code under it. Copy it and then go to your post and hit paste where you want the button to go. I hope that helps!!

  2. p.p.s. I want you to know how much I enjoy your heartfelt posts and how thankful I am for you linking up and sharing with others your story. : )

  3. love seeing God use people in the simplest things - even when they dont realize it.

    praying that God gives you comfort and a peace that surpasses understanding through the weekend.

    and an extra dose of strength and courage too!


  4. amen! sweet fellowship with Christ through trials.
    praying for you xoxo

  5. praying for you friend~ remember God is love and God is good all the time...while God did not give you these health issues his is by your side and and holding your hand through these trials...hope you have a lovely day and I hope your flowers look lovely!

  6. beautiful!!!

    jenna duty

  7. This is precious. God always finds way for us to feel His presence when we need it most. :o)


  8. I said a prayer for you, and I hope you would continue being happy and healthy for a long time to come. :)

    The Cat Hag


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