Thursday, July 24, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...more than conquerors


HAVE YOU EVER FELT SAD BUT NOT SURE WHY?

Today, even though I am surrounded by my family - I have felt a heavy heart. I cannot explain it but my heart for some reason seemed sad. Nothing in particular, just a sadness.

I shouldn't be sad at all. In fact I am happy.

>I am having the time of my life on vacation with my family.

>I am ecstatic that last weekend my son, Jeremy proposed to Rachel and they plan to be married in a week.

>I am thankful for the opportunity my son is having to go overseas and serve our country in korea in just two weeks.

>I am so blessed that my oldest son David is doing extremely well in Baltimore where he just landed a teacher assistant job.

So many great and wonderful things going on in my family.
I AM HAPPY. But yet I felt sad today.

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED THIS?

I read tonight in Romans...
chapter 8, verse 37
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."

This week on this THANKFUL THURSDAY I am reminded that no matter what THINGS come our way that God has created us to be conquerors! That does not mean just some things, but ALL things!

I AM THANKFUL that thru God I am able to conquer...
sadness
anxiety
pressure
stress
broken promises
mistrust
false hope


WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONQUER TODAY?
Trust God in ALL things because He loves you!

FIND MORE grateful hearts over at
Iris's place at STING MY HEART.



14 comments:

Serendipity said...

Hi Laurie, I feel that way too at times eventhough there is no apparent reason for it. I'd like to think of it as one of my female hormones getting cranky though LOL. Thankfully we are able to lift it up to God and have our hearts lighten again.

Happy TT!

God Chaser said...

Laurie I too am grateful we are more than conquerors in Christ Jeuss. Yes there are days when the enemy tries to steal our Joy even though things are going very well. He is trickery but God is always greater reminding of who we are in Him. be bless today my sister. God loves you

Denise said...

Praying for God to quickly restore your happiness sweetie.

JesuLalaine said...

yeah..I agree with serendipity..and we know for sure that all this emotion you're feeling will come to pass too.

God bless!

Laurie Ann said...

Laurie, I have definitely felt that way before. I think it's more common than we realize. Praise God that our true joy and contentment comes not based on feelings that come and go but an ever-present love in our Savior. Yes, we are more than conquerors through Him!

I loved reading your list and seeing how thankful your heart is, even in the midst of these feelings. God bless you my friend. Praying for the sadness to lift.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Yes, sometimes I feel sad for no reason. Glad you were able to be thankful through it!

Darlene said...

I too have felt sad for no reason. I never really understood this..but, thankfully HE can restore our joy!

forgetfulone said...

I often feel sad for no reason, but I am going to get through it. I have a "David" also. Two, in fact! I'm married to one and mother to one (though they are not related by blood).

genny said...

God give us strength all the time to conquer any trials and troubles that comes our way. I too feel that way sometimes. Take care.

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Laura said...

I can identify with you today. Love you and praying for you,
Laura

Amy Wyatt said...

Sorry you are feeling sad... sometimes we just have a blue day. Maybe even though everything in your family is going well, there is someone else you are feeling a burden for. Praying God will reveal to you the reason for your sadness.

Deanna Shrodes said...

I definitely relate...thank you.

Right now I have been dealing with sadness/fear, but I know why. This is worse in away because I feel justified to have this feeling since I know why...but I also know God doesn't want me living in fear because it's not of Him.

Thanks for your continued prayers...

Love and appreciate you, and thank you for reminding us that we CAN conquer through Him!

Peggy said...

oohhhh so you're on vacation...
Good for you Laurie! I came looking for TSMSS but instead found I wasn't here on TT but that had more than 100!

I've had a heavy heart most recently also.

Wow alot happening in your home!
Upcoming wedding! SUPER happy!!!
with much ado...whew!!!

I think I need to conquer all of them daily, nail them to the cross but some days more than usual. Bless you for Romans 8:37 reminder!
Thanks for sharing your heavy heart