Sunday, January 31, 2010

The heart that is open to receive is never left empty.

Well, I'm not gonna lie.  It's been a rough day.  But, even on these days I can see God's hand.   He is leading those who will allow Him.  And that comforts me.  He is always there for us.  Always.  The heart that is open to receive is never left empty.  Today, my heart is full.  But, His presence isn't always fully of happy giggles. He is whatever we need Him to be.  He is the Great I Am.  And today I needed His comfort through a difficult situation.  And He gave it.  And, sometimes, His comfort brings great tears.  He is the ultimate Listener.  The ultimate Salve for our wounds.  There's a song that says:

I’ve got to see You Lord, I’ve got to see You.
Every day of my life, through the joy or the strife,
I’ve got to see You.
I’ve got to see You, Lord, I’ve got to see You.
In the calm or the storm, through the right or the wrong,
I’ve got to see You.

Today, I saw Him.  Through all of it, I saw Him.  My Daddy God.  Who knows every part of me, and loves me unconditionally.  His comfort brings more peace than I can even begin to tell you.  And, I so needed it.  He IS in control.  Even when it doesn't seem like it, He is.  All will see.  All will see. 

Very thankful for friends who love me.  Who, without me saying a word just know.  I appreciate that.  And I love having people who I can turn to, to confide in without fear of judgement.  Friends who don't twist my motives, or what I say.  People who are honest.  Thank you, Jesus, for the people you have placed in my life. 

And, I am thankful for my husband.  Who never leaves.  Who is always, always there for me.  Who gives the best hugs, and always smiles and SHOWS me how much he loves me.  Anyone can say, "I love you."  He SHOWS me he loves me, everyday. 

I'm thankful for my kids who hug and love on me.  Who honestly care about me, and who come to my defense when need be.  They are so precious to me, even when they are stepping on my last nerve. :)  These 2 children light up my world.

Lastly, I'm thankful for you.  Thank you for reading.  For commenting.  For being my silent prayer warrior.  For being that someone out there, somewhere, that cares.  I love you.  And, my prayer is that every time you visit this blog, you will be blessed.  And that you will find something in the words I type that encourage you, and bring you joy.

We'll chat soon..


  1. Love you, Sarah. :)

  2. Barbara6:29 PM

    I lift you up in prayer, my sweet daughter. I love you.

  3. That is fantastic! You are ver strong, and I get so much from your blog. Lifts me with everything I read.

    Love ya!

  4. Couldn't have said this better myself! The preacher spoke on Sunday about suffering, and that we have to understand that our suffering and trials are from God. They teach us the things He needs us to see and learn.

    Your blog is a blessing, and I enjoy stopping by to read! :) Thanks for visiting me today, and keep up that 'nesting' that we've got going, LOL!! I just called her and she's still... pregnant. I can't wait to share the pictures with everyone! Have a great rest of the week!!!

  5. Nesters UNITE! haha

    She better hurry up and have that baby! If not, you might burst! It's so exciting though, knowing someone you love is getting ready to experience the hugest blessing on earth. Yay!

  6. P.S. Your pastor is very wise! He must know that many are going through struggles right now :) And, your blog is a super huge blessing to me, too. So glad we all have this outlet.

    And thanks to everyone else who commented, too. Love you back!