|A few of my journals. Background is a prayer shawl.|
December 9, 1998
Lord, I know You are there, even thought I feel things that alarm me. I see and hear things that make me sad. I know You are with me because your word says, “I will never leave or forsake thee.” (Deuteronomy 31:6; 31:8)
There are times when I can feel Your presence and yet all I hear and all I see are attempts to draw me away from You. My heart aches when things are presented to me to make me sad. My eyes get red when I see things that are not as You would want them.
But, I know You are there because I believe that You are protecting me under those big strong arms of love. (Psalm 91:4)
I know You are there because I believe You hold me in the hollow of Your hand. (Hymn-When the Storm Passes By, by
(Exodus 22:33) Mosie Lister
I know You are there because You are watching over me, guiding caring, protecting, and caring for me like a shepherd does his flock.
I know You will see me through this difficult time because I believe You love each of Your children as if that child was the only one You have.
This entry was written at a hard time in my life. We had lost my stepmother the end of September and I was in grief. I had some other issues keep popping up in my life.
The journals in my picture are a few of my own. The black one is a leather case that I can purchase inserts for. It was a Christmas gift from my son several years ago. The brown one was given to me by the president of the board of the nonprofit I work with. The blue one is a rummage sale find this past weekend. The blue and white one, I don’t remember how I got it.
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