Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Power of Prayer

When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of this we can be sure ... either God will provide something solid to stand on or ..... we will be taught to fly.  (Sent to me today from Sharon, Golfaholic in an e-mail.)

A testament to the power of prayer........

I had entered an abyss of bitterness and anger that I had never encountered.  Not even my life and divorce from an abusive alcoholic pushed me to the brink of such out of control emotions which were literally tearing me apart.

Last night I reached the absolute bottom.  I could not continue to abuse my heart and soul with the anger.  I posted a prayer in my entry and almost immediately Betty continued it.  And just like that the anger and bitterness left me instantly.  I cannot even begin to explain the peace that I felt envelop me.  Yes, I'm still a bit fragile but fragile I can deal with.  I know in my heart that all of your prayers were heard.  I had to let go and open my heart to accept the peace.

Work went smoothly today.  I was able to focus and return to my former work ethic.

And to any of my three children who are choosing to read this journal....NO, you are not burdens to me.  I was burdening myself this weekend and you were suffering from it.  You three are the most precious gifts God ever chose to give me.  He will always provide the means for me to take care of us all.

Praises to the Lord and for all your prayers!

 

                     CHRIS

8 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

when two or more are gathered in my name, I'll be there. Remember that from Matthew? That's why I agreed with your prayer, Chris; the Lord heard it and brought you peace. Awesome!

betty

chat2missie said...

Beautiful!!
Missie :)

jckfrstross said...

Just always remember Let go and let God :)

Deb

pennietoonz said...

Chris, You certainly are having your struggles lately...but boy oh boy, is the Lord with you and working on you~! You`re handling this with His strength and leaning on Him more and more. I`m sorry you are going through so much. I think the only true way to be rid of anger and bitterness is to do what you are doing... hand it over to God. Peace to you.
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

xxroxymamaxx said...

(((((Chris)))))...big hugs.  I'm so sorry you are going through a rough spot.  Yes, He will bring you through, since you do have faith.  I believe in prayer too.  Had a really rough spot at one point in my life and I just got down on the floor and begged for help.  It worked.  Soon I was doing much much better.  Hope you have a super day! GBU, Shelly

debbted said...

((((Chris)))))))) Awesome how it works! Blessings, Sassy ;-)

http://journals.aol.com/SassyDee50/SassysWORD

shayshaydc said...

I am proud of you Chris!!!! I think you are handling things really good!!! Sometimes life can be hard...but it's how we handle things that make it more or less difficult!!! You are doing good!! Love ya!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

My mom sent this to me via an email.  I needed this today.  Can't believe I think I missed this entry.  This helped me today.  Take care Chris.  TerryAnn