Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace Coming Down From The Father Above!

My heart is still burdened today for my loved one but I am feeling better. The past two days have been very, very emotional days for me. I spend most of the Monday crying and working. It is very difficult to see the computer screen, adding machine numbers or my papers through so many tears but I got it done.

Yes, crying at times does make you feel better but it didn't lighten my load of burdens that I was carrying. It didn't take much for me to start crying...just thinking about my life, family, children or future, looking at a friend's pictures of her telling her son goodbye when they dropped him off at college, a song...just about anything started the flow of tears yesterday.

The good thing is that I slept very well the past two nights and awoke with a fresh peace of God in my heart both mornings.

I spent nearly all day Monday in prayer...while driving, working, cleaning, cooking and showering...I was praying for my loved one and for myself to be able to handle it, for wisdom, guidance and peace. All of this comes only when you fully trust Jesus Christ and allow Him to do the work that needs to be done.

This loved one knows the Lord as their personal Savior and lives for Him, however, life is difficult and others can be cruel...making life miserable at times or difficult, at best. There are times in our lives that we feel lost, alone, isolated or just out of place in life. You are serving your Heavenly Father but you still feel alone. I know that feeling because I have felt it many, many times in my life. This is why it hurts me to see another person suffering at the hands of others. You can't control the other people and you are only responsibile for your own actions but that doesn't mean that you won't get hurt in the process. My nature is to protect others whether they are my children, my friend's children, my friends, family members...older than me, younger than me or my age. My claws come out when I see someone hurting someone that I love. I get angry and very protective. Then, the saddness kicks in when I have to accept that I can't do anything to help them in the physical, but they have to deal with it in their own way and in their own time. My helping them in the physical would only make matters worse, most of the time. However, there is a very fine line that I have drawn when it come to my own family as to how much I will tolerate others doing to my immediate loved ones. I have to step back and look at the situation through prayer and try to calm down. All I can do is pray for them, plead the blood of Jesus over them and ask the Holy Spirit to lead and guide them.

Matthew 11:28-30(28)

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (29) Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. (30) For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light."

Lord, I come to you today and I lay my heavy burdens at Your feet. I will walk with You, praise You and thank You for carrying my burdens for me. I thank You that Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light.

I will rest in You, Lord as You cover me with Your peace. Your Word promises me that if I lay my burdens down at Your feet and take Your yoke upon me that You WILL give me rest. I claim this promise from Your Word over my life today.

Teach me Your ways, Lord so that I can continue to walk and live in Your peace. Unrest will rob me of the fullness of Your peace, job and happiness of life. Therefore, I choose to lay it down today, at Your feet and walk away knowing without a doubt that You will carry it and take care of the situations that have caused such a heavy burden in my life.

In The Precious Name of Jesus, Amen!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. I am praying blessings of sweet peace and comfort over you, and your dear loved one my friend. I love you.

  2. I am so sorry Jennifer that you are so burdened and sad about this circumstance. ((hugs))
    I will say a prayer for peace.

  3. Jennifer,

    Sometimes the only thing we can do in these situations is pray. We have to trust God that in His timing, things will change for the better and you are doing the very best thing for this person right now by lifting their needs up in prayer. God is amazing and can do the impossible.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. I'm sorry Jenn. I like to play Mama Bear and defend others too. I have been dealing with this where my husband is concerned. That is why I need SELF-CONTROL. We have some neighbors who are talking junk about my sweet husband because they are angry that we are having a corn maze this year.

    It is hard to let GO and let God deal with offenses against those we love.


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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