Sorry I haven’t been around. Getting used to being up earlier because of school has been very hard. I do love staying up late! Oh, well.
We are still learning how to cope with recovery. The three of us don’t agree all that often. I am a by the book person and Himself is often an, "Oh, let’s give the kid a break," kind of person and The Boy agrees with Himself. Get what I am saying? I’m still deciding whether or not to go into details here. Not that I mind. I just don’t want to bore you.
A number of months ago, a leader in one of my women’s groups gave everyone in the group a book called His Princess, Love Letters From Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd. It is written for women but men can benefit from it, too.
Anyhoodle (guess who I got that word from!), one day I was deeply blessed by the truth of one of these "letters" and I want to share it with all of you:
" My Princess (Prince)…Trust Me Wtih Those You Love
I know your heart, and I know how much you love those close to you. I am your Creator and the Giver of every good gift. I have given you loved ones to share your life with. But you, My child, must remember that those you love ultimately belong to Me-not to you. I didn’t give you those special relationships to tear you apart or to control you through fear of the future. Like Abraham did with his only son, Isaac, I need you to open your heart and give back to Me those you love. Trust Me with everything that concerns you regarding them. Place your hand in Mine, and I promise I will walk you-and your loved ones-through all things this life brings.
Love, Your trustworthy King"
Wow! Did that ever hit home! I know that not all of you have a "higher power," as they say in the program. However, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you have someone to count on when no person on earth can help you? There are times when nothing I can say or do will change the behaviors of my loved ones. It is during those times that knowing God is in control and loves them even more than I do (which is so hard to grasp) is what keeps me from deep despair.
Nothing will keep me from worrying. I am human after all. However, it is good to be able to go to the throne of Grace and know He has written my "name in the palm of His hand." He knows me as an individual and calls me by name. Without this knowledge, to me, life wouldn’t be worth living. I am this confident in the triune God.
I hope and pray that you all have had a great week and will have an even better weekend.