Friday, February 5, 2010

Finding Comfort





















"God's a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during hard times." Psalm 9:9 The Message



"Pile your troubles on God's shoulders- He'll carry your load, he'll help you out." Psalm 55:22 The Message

Today, I am remembering many times in my life when I felt beaten down beyond rescue. I am here today, to say: GOD is faithful! I piled my burdens upon HIS shoulders and indeed HE carried my load. The journey was found to be most difficult, however, HE saw me through. I am here today, because I received strength, comfort, love, and guidance from my Heavenly Father.

Have you piled your burdens on GODS shoulders?

Continuing to find comfort,

Andrea

51 comments:

Loren said...

Amen my sister....ME TOO! Thank you Lord for being our Strong Tower...our Ever Present Help in time on Need!

Faith Imagined said...

He WILL carry our burdens! AMEN!!!

Lynn said...

I always find that whenever I give my troubles, hurts or burdens to the Lord, that he carries them for me, and the weight of them are lifted from my shoulders. He is always there to help...all we need to do is ask in his name for his help in these matters..
God is such a wonderful and caring God!!

Have a great day and weekend too!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Just Breathe said...

Yes I have given my troubles to God. I just wish I had started doing that years earlier. My God is an awesome God.

Divine Mrs D said...

I'm trying to. It's been a bad day, but I keep feeling His love and I know that it will be okay.

RCUBEs said...

I'm so glad we have a Refuge where we feel so safe from life's storms. That's an awesome photo! Have a great weekend sister and yes, I can see again :) with my new specs!

God bless.

Still Learning said...

Thank goodness He is our refuge and never changes. Sometimes the burdens are too much to carry and I am always amazed how He carries them when I actually give it to Him. Love it.

Denise said...

God is carrying me right now.

Nezzy said...

Isn't it so cool that God helps us to see beyond our burdens and grasp the blessings of joy in our lives.

Ya'll have a fabulously blessed weekend!!!

Mich said...

beautiful verses...

and encouraging thought

Andrea said...

Andrea, I needed your encouraging voice this morning! Each time I visit you, I sense a very positive, glowing love for Christ and life itself! You are a powerful testimony!

Yes, I have piled many burdens on the shoulders of God! For me, it is a learning process, one that has been ongoing my entire life. It is so beautiful to look back and see how he has carried me. Praise His name!

Thank you for asking about placing a link to my blog! I appreciate it so much, and no, I do not mind at all! May it bring God glory!

Stay warm and cozy by the fire!

Much love,

Andrea

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm really enjoying this series.

Thanks for hooking me up with Mary at Just-Frugal, we're following each other now. I told her you sent me.

Have an awesome weekend,
Jackie

homeschool101 said...

Thanks for the reminder. I am so glad that we have a father who takes us under his wings to give us shelter from the storms of this life. What a great father we have to love us so much! Thanks for sharing.God bless you my friend!

Jenny said...

Amen, your photo is beautiful.

Nel said...

Amen! Isn't it amazing how you can feel the difference on your shoulders when you lay your burdens at Jesus' feet! Such a feeling.

Until next time... nel

PS Love the picture!

Joyce said...

I just love the picture. My backyard bird feeder is busy! I'm loving it but they refuse to let me get a picture.


Lovely post...have a nice weekend!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Amen! God's shoulders are much stronger than mine. Love your photo!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth E. said...

Thank you for reminding me that God is able to carry my burdens much better than I!

I really like the Message translation of the verses.

Have a blessed weekend!

sarah said...

I love your words....very healing. And I like the translation....'pile your troubles...' And that picture is the absolute best. Hugs to you....Sarah

Goose Hill Farm said...

When He leads you to it, He WILL bring you through it!

Father God, we lay all our burdens at your feet! We know that there is NOTHING in our lives that You, precious Father, can't help us through! I praise YOU and thank YOU for your love! AMEN!

Blessings~
Laura

Nancy said...

Yes, I couldn't endure the daily twistings and turnings if I didn't go to Him with all.

Saleslady371 said...

I praise God for His faithfulness and I truly believe in His comfort all around me and my family at this difficult time. We're not near the finish line yet, but we're learning valuable spiritual lessons. Thank you for your loving prayers.

Terri Tiffany said...

Yes! Yes!! Going through it now! He is good!

Libbie said...

YES! THanks goodness he is glad to take our burdens! Can you imagine life without that!? NEither can I :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Awesome verses. Makes me think of one of my favorites too from 1 peter 5:7...cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you! I am so glad He does.

Tammy said...

There are times when He is caring us and we don't even know it. God is Good!

love and hugs~Tammy

karen hopkins said...

Aren't we , as God's precious children, so blessed to know He is always ready to carry our load - whether its cares, or worries - or just plain old sin! Our God is the best Friend we could ever have!
You have blessed me with this powerful display and reminder of our Abba tonight, as He shelters us in the powerful winter storms of the soul.

Connie Arnold said...

Oh, yes! Thank you for your beautifully encouraging post, Andrea!

Debra Kaye said...

Amen, sweet sis!

Laura said...

I just love that beautiful splash of red in all that snow! It reminds me of His glory. It just won't be ignored, will it?

Thanks for this reminder. I'm laying them all down.

Blessings, Andrea.

Alice Grace said...

It is so good to know that we are not alone, He knows our every trouble, and is always there. Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!

Finally Free said...

Hi Andrea,
He has been faithful to me, too. :)
Hugs,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

Totally an awesome reminder dear one! Thank you for this! Blessings!

Cathy said...

God is so good, isn't He?


You have an award at my blog. Check it out when you have time.

vanilla said...

Amen! God is faithful.

May His blessings continue to fill your life.

Emma said...

Amen!!! That is a beautiful photo! The snow looks so wonderful!!

Thank You ever so much for your kind words on my 'fitting in' post!! :)

Crown of Beauty said...

This blog post is so timely. In Him alone do we find lasting comfort. Underneath us are His everlasting arms!

I love the picture you posted with your words.

Praying for you in the third snowstorm hitting Virginia and the Carolinas and neighboring states.

God is your comfort in the midst of the storm.

Love
Lidj

Nicole said...

I am with you on this. It IS because of Jesus that I have not given up in many ways. I always find myself in I. Peter 5:7. I know that Jesus cares for me. In thee trying times, I have to remember that and take it to heart. This post was right on time for me and I am sure for many others. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful words, Andrea... I loved what you wrote here. Without His shoulders bearing me up I would not have made it.

There's a favorite scripture of mine in Deuteronomy that talks of resting between His shoulders.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and your words left for me there. I always enjoy your visits!

Jo said...

That you have found faith and comfort after your own trials brings immense joy and relief to those of us blessed to visit your blog.

You are always so supportive and it is always so appreciated.

Peace and serenity, my sweet friend,
~Jo

Mary Moss said...

Beautiful. He is using you in powerful ways as a result of your survival and trust in Him through the hard times.

Love you!

Mary

Barbara said...

What a truthful and encouraging post! God is faithful...always!

Tracy said...

I'm so grateful for His faithfulness.

Claudia Medeiros said...

Thank you so much for becoming my follower :)
God bless you and your family !
I will stop by more often to read your wise posts ;)

Have a beautiful and so blessed weekend !!!

Deborah Ann said...

You bet I am!

Sita said...

Hi Andrea,
I am honored that you would add me as a link among so many amazing blogs out there.
And yes, I need His shoulders...and at times I need someone to carry me there too...

Rosemary said...

Keep cozy and warm!
Rosemary

casiphia said...

So true, Amen! Great Blogs the few that I have read. Thanks for visiting mine.

christy rose said...

I am piling today! :)

Laurie said...

What a beautiful post, especially considering a season where I need and find extra comfort in the Lord! Your blog always blesses me... I love all you have done. What a ministry sister! Please let me know when you can get together. (For the moment, I am a little freer:) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays are pretty flexible for me for the time being. (Please email me as I am not on my blog regularly.) I miss and love you! Laurie

Kelly L said...

Your post is so right on - He wants us to give Him our burdens... our worries.. He loves us and is so very faithful.

I love your writing.
Love to you as always.
Kelly