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Can’t Sleep…Read the Psalms!!

-I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies
(Psalms 6:6)

Hey Neighbor,

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Did you know that David wrote most of the 150 Psalms? This was his mental/emotional therapy as he suffered through the greatest trials of his life. Read Psalms 6:6 above again….

Here David describes his own experience with insomnia and great mourning. Notice that he describes a night, devoid of sleep. I can imagine that his eyes were red and heavy with bags underneath because he tells us that he has been awake all night crying intensely. Of course his pillow is not literally soaked, nor his bed flooded, but David wants us to know that he has had a long, tear-filled night, crying out to God for fear of his enemies.

Well, like David, I needed some mental/emotional therapy also, because I’ve been battling some health issues and I’ve found myself struggling with my own bouts of insomnia…For hours and hours, through what seemed like endless night after endless night, My mind would just race like crazy with thoughts of impending doom, until I finally decided to take the Holy Spirit’s advice to calm myself, during my long worry-filled nights with a Psalm to Lord, so I wrote my own psalm….After all, a psalm is simply a poem, only it was written to be sung to the Lord as a hymn. It is a poem that reveals the emotional intensity of someone’s personal experience with suffering and/or sometimes celebration…We’ll, I certainly would have rathered be awake at 3am celebrating, but unfortunately, my experience was that of suffering…Here’s my Psalm!!
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Your life for mine, the ghost You gave
and my wretched sins, yes You forgave
So that the windows of my soul might see your face,
‘Til then I abide in that secret place
Awaiting the day my eyes behold Your Light,
sitting next to my Father- just there at His right
Grasping tightly to Your word, Lord I still stand
Praying for the mercy of your healing hand
Though sudden death lurks all about
And it’s hard for me to silence the doubt
I’ve questioned your will because of my fear
Still believing You know me and my prayers You still hear
I know it’s Not long before Your Love is revealed
And I’ll will shout to the world,
YES, I am healed!!!

I hope that you were comforted by my Psalm and that it re-stimulates your confidence in God and reminds You that He is still with You, even in your time of trouble…when His voice seems silent and when it seems His face cannot be found…He wants Us to lay our worries and concerns upon Him…not within Ourselves…lest anxiety take root in Our lives.

So, Remember This…As I am also reminded by the Holy Spirit!!
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-You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ – eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does!!
(1 Peter 5:8)

And Remember This Also….

God Loves You and So Do I!!
-Tam

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Jesus, You Leave Me Speech-Less!!

-so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

(Philippians 2:10)

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Hey Neighbor,

Jesus Is Lord…And I Must Confess, so I wrote Him this Poem called, ‘You Leave Me Speech-Less.’

Here’s My Poem…

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At the name of Jesus, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, and every tongue shall confess.
I’m So Awed By Your Glory…Lord, You Leave Me Speech-Less!!
How You’ve transformed my life in the span of one year.
You’ve dried up my eyes and to Hell You’ve sent fear.
See…Fear could not stand against truth, when compared.
Thank God for Your Word that Your Messengers shared!!
When the demons had fiery darts aimed at my back,
You nodded for Angels to seize and attack!!
You taught me how to submit my will unto Yours.
When I praised, You unchained and unlocked prison doors.
You’ve taught me to resist the devil, and put him on the run…With Your Word as my knife, my sword, and my gun.
When the Un-Righteous Judge said,
Unh-Unh…No Way!!
I stood waiting Lord, To hear what You Would Say!!
You turned the heart of the King…that You held in Your hand.
He fell to his knees…with No Power to Stand!!
“Yes! Jesus is Lord!!” He bowed and Confessed.
OH!! My Joy, So unspeakable…Lord You Leave Me Speech-Less!!

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I Hope You Enjoyed!!

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Jesus, Your Love Is So Amazing!!

Hey Neighbor,

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So Many emotions today!!

I woke up today…weighed down and flooded with anxieties, worries, and concerns.

My soul was downcast within Me, like David…and it was visible upon my countenance.

So much so that, First thing this morning…My Husband asked me, ‘What’s wrong??’

And Yet…I thought I was doing a good job of hiding my emotions!!

You know…Sometimes We can allow the weight of the World to rest upon our Souls and  Yet, We just can’t seem to be able to figure out…What’s Wrong!!??

So The Holy Spirit was there…my Counselor and My Helper to quickly remind me that I could break that spirit of heaviness…

With A Song!!

So I turned on My Worship Music and Sang Praises to the Lord, Like David in Psalms 42:11.

-Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God-

So I sang along with one of my favorite Musicians, Fred Hammond.  He sings A beautiful Song called,  ‘Amazing Love.’

Here is the Youtube link For ‘Amazing Love.’

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7wYxvkrPLE#

My Favorite Verse of the Song Is When Fred Begins to sing about the Depth, the Width, and Height of God’s Love For Us!!

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He Says…

Your love is deeper than any ocean.

Deeper than any issue that I can find myself

Entangled in!!

Your love is higher than any mountain…So

much higher than any problems that I face!!

Your Love stretches wider!!

And When You stretched Your hands on

Calvary, it was wider!!

And You showed Me…Your love for Me was

wider than the Universe…It has no end!!

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Every time I hear the words to this psalm…sang so beautifully…I am just overwhelmed and ‘So Amazed’ at Jesus’ Love For Us!!

When I think about how the Roman soldiers must have pulled and stretched his Arms soooo wide…as they nailed him to the Cross.  And yet, because of His Love…Jesus submitted himself…and willingly allowed Man to crucify Him…For My Sins.

WOW!!

Jesus really was saying to Us…that His Love extends so far beyond the mere width of His arms -made of flesh- that He Stretched  for Us…His Love is So Much wider than what You and I can even imagine!!

Spiritually…His Love For Us extends beyond the Universe – that He Created in Genesis- and His Love For Us is Infinite…It has no End!!

Oh…What Amazing Love…Thank You Jesus!!

-And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully-

(Ephesians 3:18)

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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