"You must love all that God has created, both His entire world and each tiny little sand grain of it, then your mind will open itself to an all embracing love." Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Bleeding Heart...

"A Bleeding Heart" by, Jean Smith

Thunder rumbled through the night... rain poured and watered the fields and gardens... lightening brightened our dark rooms...  I lay in bed listening... watching...  I love thunder storms... the power in them, not knowing when the next boom and crash will come.  We often sit on the front porch and watch and feel the storms... the rain comes down straight and clean... watering all the earth... God is so faithful, he rains on the righteous and the wicked.

Discouragement falls upon people like the rain, and if not dealt with in a positive way, it will take you down a road filled with self pity and negative thoughts that will haunt you and eventually destroy all your inner peace... discouragement is not of the Lord... He is full of love and mercy...  

Here is a poem from Helen Steiner Rice... may you be encouraged...

Never Be Discouraged

There is really nothing we need know,
or even try to understand
If we refuse to be discouraged
and trust God's guiding hand,
So take heart and meet each minute
with faith in God's great love,
Aware that every day of life
is controlled by God above.
And never dread tomorrow
or what the future brings.
Just pray for strength and courage
and trust God in all things,
And never grow discouraged- 
be patient and just wait,
For god never comes too early,
and He never comes too late.

Until next time,

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