Kate said lift.
Readers of my words know it’s been a rough few weeks here in Upstate SC. When one is accustomed to good health and it is taken away there is great angst and suffering. There are lots of “come to Jesus” meetings and much crying out.
So, when I saw Kate chose lift as her word prompt, only one scripture came to mind…
But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3.3
The picture those words paint is more precious to me than gold.
We’ve all been there once or twice – so weak in illness that we express, “We can’t lift our head from the pillow.” But Jesus.
This morning I feel stronger than I have in a while – perhaps the affects have lifted and prayers are being answered. I pray so.
I don’t plan on running a marathon but I will react to each lifting with grace and gratitude. I will hold Dr. Jesus close and I will continually praise Him with my lips. I sense there is more to do here for me and He will continue to lift and sift as needed!
He is my Shield and my Glory and the Lifter of my head.
Cheryl Hughes says
I am praying for you today, dear writer, that God would lift your spirits and show you His will and purpose for you today. The best news is that God is with us and He knows and cares. God bless you today.
Thank you very much, Cheryl.
I will pray for you too, and others here. We all need prayer. We all have a heavy weight to bear. God bless you.He loves you so much. He will give you strength for each day but it sounds like you know that already.
I’m walking in it but it’s good to be encouraged with more Hope!
Glenda Summers says
Prayers that you’ll soon be your normal self (and there are those who’d question the word “normal,” but we’ll ignore them for now). Rest up and get over this thing, Susan! Love you!
Glenda, not sure I’ve ever been normal – but just semi would be good!!!
Sarah Geringer says
Praying for you, dear friend!
I appreciate it, Sarah.
So sorry you’ve not been well. Praying that you feel better soon.
Thanks Lesley – appreciate the prayers.
Ali Battersby says
A aget well prayer
that God will keep you
in his care
I appreciate it.
Lisa Blair says
Praying you will continue to heal and regain your strength, Susan.
~Lisa, FMF #12
Thank you, Lisa…I am believing for it.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
I did not know that you were ill,
so sad to hear it’s true!
I ask God in His Holy Will
to bring health back to you.
I pray that fatigue will go,
malaise has real short length,
again that vigor you will know,
and soon you have full strength
to walk outside, enjoy the sun,
to eat, not have the heaves,
to shoot hubs’ black-powder gun
at some ornery leaves,
and when all the sick is gone
get out and run a marathon.
I’ll hold on the marathon but everything else, I’m game for it!!!!!
Joanne Viola says
I’ve been praying for you since reading your Wed. post. I know you are holding onto Psalm 3:3 and trusting Jesus to be the lifter of your head! xo
YES I AM, Jo….
I have been praying for you this week, dear Susan. I love that verse and the song from decades ago too. Truly He is the lifter of our heads! May His strength flow over you.
BettieG, your prayers mean more to me than you’ll ever know. xo
Amanda Dzimianski says
This is so hard. So sorry for your pain and illness, Susan, and so grateful to hear that you were feeling better when you wrote this. May his healing presence be near.
Amanda, I appreciate your care and concern.