Wednesday, May 19, 2010

my prayer today (a short break from the never-ending-scoop)

Philippians 4:10-14 (The Message)

I'm glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you're again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don't mean that your help didn't mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles.

The last few days I've kind of lost my mind and my sense of direction. Probably tomorrow I'll get all twisted up in some new way (or very old way). But today, I'm starting again. I'm claiming these words as my own by faith, even in the middle of a lot of confusion and uncertainty, even in the middle of a strange land.

Lord have mercy.

3 comments:

  1. I needed to hear this today Terri, you have no idea.

    Sigh.

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  2. danny: i love you too.

    kirsten: i'm very glad to know this was helpful for you. blessings, friend.

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