Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Encouragement along the way

I've been thinking of writing some posts 
about what provides encouragement and things 
I would want to read when I am struggling.
So here is the beginning of it.
When you are lonely, make your bed in the morning.
If there is sunshine, let it shine on you.
If it is cloudy, light a candle.
Ask God to spend this day with you and seek to remember Him today;
this way the loneliness will receded a bit at least and you will be warmed.
Just be with God today.
Be simple. 
Acknowledge that spiritually there is more poverty than riches
but that you can seek to be with God today.
Look around you for someone to love,
even if it is just by saying a prayer for them.
Have a routine.
Make something.
Bake, knit, draw, write someone a letter.
If you are in need or want or have pressing demands,
do one at a time and do your best.
Remember to keep the two truths in equal balance:
I am a sinner and God loves me:
do not despair, God's love is deeper than my troubles.


Martha said...

I really like this post...I need to pick up something to knit or crochet!

Reinventing Mother said...

Absolutely beautiful!

E Helena E said...

Really beautiful and timely. Thank you!

M. Emily said...

A list of my favorite things! Thanks, E.! Hope things are okay!

Christie R said...

Perfect advice. I think I should print this out and tape it by the bathroom sink to be the first thing I see in the morning. xx

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Spot on, dear Elizabeth!