Monday, April 28, 2008

My mind is so full right now. Im emotionally and physically exhausted. I’ve spent the entire weekend in tears. I know that’s it’s been a hard weekend for everyone. After a weekend of tears, praying and soul searching we have decided to wait this out. It really stinks that it may be September 1st before we have any answers. I can honestly say that I’m having a hard time right now. In my prayers this weekend I’ve asked God for strength, courage and faith. I’ve lost sight of it and I need it back. I want to believe again that we will bring our son home from Vietnam. My friend sent me an email this morning with some encouraging words. It’s from her daily devotional book-Jesus Calling. She suggested that I post somewhere so that I could be reminded of this daily. I do need this because I am week right now.

Come to me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings.
I know the depth and breath of your neediness. Your life has been difficult, draining you of your strength. Come to Me for nurtures. Let Me fill you with My presence: I in you, and you in Me. My power flows most freely into week ones aware of their need for Me. Faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith: they are links to My presence.

12 comments:

Patricia said...

I am so glad to see you have posted it! Think of it daily~ Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessing!!!!!!!!!!

Your ready to receive your blessing, and I am so happy to be on this journey with you! You are an amazing woman and I am so blessed to call you my friend! Love, Patricia

Lauren said...

Jessica,

I am thinking of you daily. This is such a terrible time for so many, but your faith will see you through it. It's OK to be weak, He will make you strong. I hope that answers will come before September.

M and H said...

We are hoping for answers before September 1 as well.

dwayne and melanie said...

Jess, this is a beautiful quote. We are going to recieve our abundant blessing. We have to trust God and not rob Him of giving it to us. Your son and my daughter are waiting for us. I think of you often, and we too are going to see what happens in the next few months. Like everything else, it can change on a dime and by some miracle there could be an agreement reached. Lift it up to God. He hears our prayers. I have plenty of Kleenex and chocolate if you need some! Love ya! Melanie

fiveinthehive said...

Jessica, I am so sorry for your grief. I think waiting and praying and trusting is always the best choice. We all need to remember the plan God has for each of us is the perfect plan and as long as we have Him, we have everything we need. Your family is in our prayers. ~Gina

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

You are in my prayers!

Lennah's mom said...

I am keeping all of you in our prayers that something positive comes out soon.
Cathy

Lennah's mom said...

I am keeping all of you in our prayers that something positive comes out soon.
Cathy

Marlee Belle said...

We're right here with ya! Thanks for posting the encouragement!

The Ben Show said...

Hang in there. I know you must be suffering overwhelming heart ache right now. I pray that good news will come for all of those waiting, and soon.

Anonymous said...

I pray that all this works out for the waiting families. I really admire your strength and courage to wait it out - keep the faith!

Leslie said...

Praying for you. Leslie