Sunday, August 30, 2009

I was just listening to a sermon on TV and the message was about having
challenges in life and learning to pick ourselves up and persevere...and while walking this difficult road we are to have FAITH in God. For we are to give all of our problems to Him and trust in Him. LOVE Him, no matter what. I have given my personal burdens to God. When I tell you this I get a visual image of The Hulk - the green beast with massive shoulders and strength - and conjure up this image of God carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. My burdens alone would be enough to break even the Hulk's back. But remember....
1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

No matter how dark my days can be or how heavy my heart feels, I just have to remember that God LOVES us and His promise is Heaven....
where our Jordy awaits for our family. Till then, I keep pulling up my bootstraps and remind myself that life is not easy. Not for me, not for any of us.

I am continually blessed by so many wonderful friends that I have met through this blog. Truly wonderful friends! Thank you for your continued prayers, emails, notes and comments. YOU are blessing.
A real blessing.
Thank you for sharing your hearts with me.

"Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1).

63 comments:

Colleen said...

What a beautiful reminder that we need to hand over all our burdens to God. Sometimes I forget that I am not really in control and can't fix everything. I was actually feeling very overwhelmed with my life yesterday over what now seems so petty. Your words came at a perfect time. Thank you!

bv said...

becky..you are always in my prayers... and i think of you often. sending you hugs from one mom to another.
bv

BittersweetPunkin said...

Such a lovely post.

I hope you are doing well and yes...you are right...someday in Heaven.

Hugs,
Robin

blushing rose said...

Lovely post. We are just waiting for His directions every day, aren't we.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a lovely little "sermon" you have given us today. Many thanks!
Cass

Dawn said...

Beautiul post Becky. There are times when I get overwhelmed and think "why can't life be easier". But I know to trust and have faith and that helps me get through those rough times. That and support from wonderful family and friends!

The first time I saw your blog Jordan's photo stopped me in my tracks. I read your posts and cried my eyes out. Every time I drop by it reminds me to say a prayer for everyone serving our country and for thier families.

Darn, here comes the tears again.
I'm afraid I'm a weepy one when it comes to such matters. I'll do my best to keep my composure Thursday. I saw your comment and sent emails to all three of you. I'll call tomorrow to get specifics.

Hugs,
Dawn

Holly said...

A blessed and graceful Sunday to you.

The Green Pea said...

Dear Becky,
Well said, God loves us to trust Him with our heavy burdens. I think He has a big smile on His face and is thinking, THANK YOU MY CHILD FOR TRUSTING IN ME! Love you Becky, Sandi

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing and reminding me what's truly important in life!

Debra

bv said...

me again..you can see what kind of sunday i am having, a lovely one. first i got to catch up with my fav blogs and just now i took Sherri's Long Peach Cake out of the oven.....thank you so much for posting it...our home smells dreaming. take care
bv

larry7pokey said...

Thank you, and AMEN. I hope you are as encouraged today as I am by the promises in His Word. Thank you for sharing! pokey

bj said...

This is such a beautiful and gentle reminder that HE is there for us AT ALL TIMES.
***
I am so totally in love with those red and white pillows...*sigh

Lacy said...

Thank you for the reminder.
Some days I forget just what it's all about.
Today I'm reminded the He is always with us.
Thank you!
Lacy

Barb said...

Thats a great reminder that I needed also,hope you have a wonderful week....Barb

Jean said...

Becky, Your faith is an inspiration to me. sometimes it is so hard to let go and let God take over our heart and our troubles. We feel like we can handle it but it is so much easier to let God help us.You are always thought of and prayed for, sweet and caring Becky.
Your friend in Christ,
Jean in virginia

ScrapsofMe said...

What a great reminder. Sometimes I keep trying to take my troubles back and fix them myself. Thank you for reminding me that God knows best.
I just want you know how inspiring your posts have been to me.
Long distance huggies,
Pam, Bonnies support staff

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Becky,
May the Lord bless you with a heart full of peace and comfort. May He walk with you every step of the way. "For He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Tammy said...

Lay them at his feet and have faith that they will be tended to. May your heart be light and happy this week. Hugs, Tammy

Mimi Sue said...

So very true. We should look at the big picture only part of which we can see and understand. Sometimes so very hard to do. Mimi

St. Michael's Wife said...

"Life is hard, but God is good."

And I think the most wonderful thing about Blogland is finding so many sistas out there who really ARE our sistas in so many ways. It is good to rub hearts with those who are like-minded.

Love and prayers,
Pamm

Denise said...

Hope in the promises of the Father God feeds the faith that lives within us....... HE does the rest.... You are an overcomer and HE holds you tight in HIS strong "green" hands...... HE has walked every step of year with you..... HE will walk the rest of the way...

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hugs to you.....your words are a gentle reminder that we are loved....no matter what.

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Becky, I love you so much. I admire you for your strength and your grace and your enormous faith. I know that you have days that are filled with gloom and darkness, but you have NEVER lost your loving spirit and your hope for a future of reuniting with your son. Jordy is so proud of his Mom!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Very true words, it is good to be reminded sometimes.
Isabelle x

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have been so impressed by your blog,that I felt compelled to write you a little note.
I wish you all the very best and thank you for the post of this morning,it is very uplifting.
I feel like a lost soul sometimes,but the words on your blog this morning will help me through the day.
God Bless you
Anna

Elyse said...

dear becky,

your faith is inspiring.

warmest thoughts to you always.

xo

Tricia Anne said...

Dearest Becky,
You are such an blessing. Thank you for sharing the candid and secret places of your heart with us. Thank you for showing us that leaning into the Lord during a dark time is what we need to do. The past two years have had some very hard moments and each time as I place those issues into God's hands and keep my eyes on Him, His faithfulness has carried me through. The scripture you have about casting our cares on Him is one of my favorites. I actually have it in a large frame near my bathtub (my prayer closet of sorts). :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Dear Becky,

What a wonderful reminder of being able to cast our burdens upon our Creator. Remember he said, "All ye that labor and are heavy laden, come to me and I will give you rest". Perfect peace can come through this knowledge alone.

I was a military wife and it was my greatest fear that someday I'd look out and see a chaplain and an officer coming to visit me. I feel blessed that this never happened and my wonderful husband was able to retire. I can not imagine the sadness you must feel every day as you miss your Jordy. But have peace knowing you will see him again in heaven. And be thankful for this promise.

xo
Lynn

Julie said...

That is so true! Thank you for a beautiful post!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Thank you, Becky, for this posting. It was truly inspirational. I don't know how people can endure the trials that we are put thru on this earth without having faith in a Higher Power. God bless you always. :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Good Morning Becky,
Beautifully written. We all need a little reminder now and then when are hearts are full that God does love all his children.
You are so sweet and sometimes we just need a big fat hug!.
I'm sending you one right now.
Take care,
Elizabeth

Shelley said...

Hi dear sweet Becky,what a beautiful post and so much truth...if not for the grace of God where would we be? It's wonderful to be able to cast all our burdens on the Lord. He knows just how to fix things when we could never fix them ourselves. Your faith has encouraged me to continue handing him all my cares and trusting his understanding and none of my own.....
Have a blessed week......

Liz said...

Becky, Thank you for the reminder. I am constantly thinking that my burdens are bigger than they really are. I think of you and several of my other friends and am reminded that I have no clue. I feel so blessed to have found your blog. You see things a lot the same way I do. And your beliefs are so similar. Thank you for sharing your heart so openly. YOU are a blessing!
~Liz

Amber said...

When I was going through a particularly hard time in my life I had a couple of things that helped me get through one was a little quote I would say to myself all the time "Everything is okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end" Just keeping that little tiny bit of hope helped me keep perspective so much and today, on the other side of that hard tragic time everything really is okay. The other thing I did was something someone told me to do, she said buy a big bottle of vitamins, and every day you take one, and you are that much farther away from bad days, and have made it that far and then you'll be amazed how much better you feel once you've gone through a whole bottle. I guess it's sort of like marking days on the wall in prison but it really does help knowing sometimes that you made it through one more day. And every day it does get a little better and a little bit easier to bear. Hang in there!

Liz said...

What a beautiful post, and something we need a reminder about every single day.

becky up the hill said...

Dear Heart..you are in my thoughts and prayers.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You inspire me with your faith and trust in God. Thank you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are welcome..and thank YOU for sharing your heart with us! My little pillows remind me of you every day. No matter the time of the year..they are out there...giving their message of love and faith! Thank you, Becky! :)

{ L } said...

Thank you for sharing this promise and these calming words. I am new to your blog and I am SO enjoying it! I'm a new follower too. You have a beautiful blog.

Sue said...

God works in mysterious ways, because as I clicked on your name to read your post- what did I get? A reminder that I am not the only one with burdens and that I need to turn to a higher power and ask to be have my faith renewed in order to sustain my beliefs. Thank you- I really needed this today.
Sue

Rosangela said...

Ola querida amei seu blog, muito inspirador, moro no brasil, vou te seguir que Deus abençõe grandemente sua vida beijos.

House and Homes....etc. said...

Wonderful words to live by Becky. We have to remember that He is in control and nothing is a surprise to Him. He has already won the battle and the victory is ours.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Rosemary said...

I always think of you Becky!!
I look forward to your visits to my blog. You are an amazing person.
Rosemary

The Things We Carried said...

My heart aches for the loss of your son in your life and in this world. As a mother, it steals my breath away to know the hope of heaven is very real for those women who wait to see their children again in God's courts. May the One who is known as The Comforter be ever so near to you and may He increase your faith until your eyes behold again what they long for, the face of your son. May God bless an keep you.

Martine said...

Thank you for sharing.

xo martine

Susan said...

Becky,
The hurt DOES go away, but you never stop missing them...

Kathy Sue said...

God Bless you Becky. Love coming your way. Kathy Sue

cathleen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post, Becky! I really needed to do a bit of contemplating on this today. Blessings to you too, dear lady!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet, sweet Becky, you are an inspiration. You feed my soul and I think of of each day. You are so faithful and I know we should turn our burdens over to the Lord. I have been taught that but I sometimes forget to do that! I will, as always, keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

Love,
Maryjane

P.S. Becky I never shared this with you but I have been suffering from a great lose of 2 years next month. I shall shall it with you someday soon. Your example and faith has lifted me! XOX

My Shabby Roses said...

Boy, I think I need to do some catch up reading. I'm a few post behind on your blog.
What a wonderful message I try to remember daily. Thank you for the reminder Becky.

Esther Sunday said...

Love you a bunch, Becky. Like so many others here, I think of you often.

kahuna24 said...

Sunday, August 30th would have been my precious Amber's 30 birthday. I can feel your pain. I know as a mom how hard it is to lose a child. It has just been 5 weeks since her passing and I keep thinking it will be easier, but it hasn't. I know it was God's will for her to be an Angel in Heaven and I know she is watching down on us. I would do anything to have her back! I can't even begin to think about the holidays. I dread thinking about Christmas. Her b'day was hard enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blessings,
Donna

kahuna24 said...

Sunday, August 30th would have been my precious Amber's 30 birthday. I can feel your pain. I know as a mom how hard it is to lose a child. It has just been 5 weeks since her passing and I keep thinking it will be easier, but it hasn't. I know it was God's will for her to be an Angel in Heaven and I know she is watching down on us. I would do anything to have her back! I can't even begin to think about the holidays. I dread thinking about Christmas. Her b'day was hard enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blessings,
Donna

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Donna....I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious daughter, Amber. Everyone handles grief differently, so just follow your heart. I will never be over losing our Jordan. Never. Like you, we have an angel watching over us. I cry each day....tears are ok.

God Bless,
becky

Vee said...

What a sweet testimony for if anyone knows what it means to put this to the test, you do. Thank you for brightening my day today, Becky! Hope that each day finds you exeriencing that peace that passes understanding.

Kathleen Grace said...

Amen dear friend. God does care for us and our burdens are never too much for him. The faithful prayers of loving friends help too:>)

Daisy Cottage said...

When I think of the adjective BEAUTIFUL, I think of YOU.

I love you Becky...


Kim

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am in tears thinking of your burdens. Every time I click on your blog, I say a little prayer for you. laurie

Storybook Woods said...

It is soo hard to rest in Him during painful times but then what else is ones choice. Plus it is wonderful to look back later and see how God was carrying us. I am still holding you in prayer xoxox Clarice

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Becky, thank you for the reminder....
Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see-
I needed to see this today.
Thinking about you so often, you are such an inspiration as to what our faith can do for us.
XoXo
Robin

Violet said...

God's grace. What a miracle that He can take our broken hearts and create something beautiful from them for His glory. Thank you for sharing your heart and God's word.

Our Back Porch said...

Hi sweetie. I love that verse. I, too, have a special young man in heaven that I know I will see someday. It's my son Patrick who was taken from us at the age of 26. This verse is a comfort. I pray for peace for you sweet Becky until you see your precious son again, which I know you will!

I've had a lot going on lately and haven't felt like blogging, but I am back now...can't stay away for long. Have a blessed week sweetie.
Hugs,
Rebecca

Lallee said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder, Becky. It reminded me of a sermon example I heard years ago. It involved a young lady who kept her carry-on luggage in her lap while flying because she just wasn't sure the plane could carry the full load. It's absurd when you think about it, but so, so true of us isn't it? As if God needs our help carrying our loads ;-)
Speaking of loads, I love you loads--tons of loads!
Lallee