Sunday, August 12, 2012

God Loves Me

"I acknowledge that God loves me and has good plans for me.

'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD,
'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
~Jeremiah 29:11"

This is the very first prayer in a fat, pretty little book by Tracy Klehn called Prayer Starters for Busy Moms. I had bought this book several years ago, back when I was working at Books-a-Million in Tennessee (it was like being a junkie in a crack store!!) and I just picked it back up again a couple days ago, looking for some prayer refreshers.

Sitting here for the last eight months, waiting to move, with not a single offer in all that time, and school starting in a few short weeks, panic has set in. I haven't seen my husband since March. I don't want Michael to start school here. I don't want him to miss out on starting the fall bowling league and he also wants to try baseball this year. We NEED to get going! So I wonder...Lord, I know You have this great plan, but could we maybe put a little pedal to the metal here??

Reading that prayer though, on the very first page, slowed me, comforted me. I know He loves me, I do. And I'm really thankful for all that He's done in our lives. He's never failed me, not once. He comes through, spot on, perfect timing, every time. And yet....every time, there I am, nails tapping on the table, leg swinging, shaking my foot, eyes rolled up heavenward, like, hello?? Remember me down here?? I feel forgotten, left to wonder why so long? What is the reason in this waiting?

I'm praying for wisdom, a leading of His will and purpose, an answer to my why...and patience to hold me through as I wait...

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. "
~Isaiah 55: 8-9

"May your unfailing love be with us, Lord ,
even as we put our hope in you."
~Psalm 33:22
(Thanks Diane!)


  1. Good morning Dawn -

    I did not realize you have been without husband for 5 months. Now I really hope you get the house sold. Not always good being away from each other.


    1. It's actually been almost eight. He left in January and came home in March for our anniversary weekend, been a long year =0/

  2. Dawn, I cannot imagine being separated from my husband. I will be praying that your house will sell soon so that your family will be reunited. Stay strong!


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