Sunday, January 27, 2013

24 hours

The last twenty four hours have been an emotional whirlwind.
My last post I was discouraged, angry and just wanting to throw in the towel. 24 hours later and I am feeling encouraged and refreshed.

Thankful that I have friends in my life that are compassionate and understanding.

I was reminded that things are not normal right now. I am learning that there are things in my life that distract me from God and I need to weed some of those things from my life. Despite my circumstances I still have the opportunity to share my faith. I guess I am feeling strongly about "making it count" these days because life seems so fragile. Just need to figure out how to express that and grow in my faith.

So thank you for you kind words. Anger, fear, frustration and doubt do not come from God. But all of those emotions are part of my reality. I just have to not allow myself to stay in those places.

So today as I ran 11 miles. My longest run in a long time. I prayed for friends. I raised my hands in praise. I pushed through physical and emotional pain. I started and I finished. One run. One day at a time. (p.s. my legs are killing me)

So the journey continues.
A friend shared this verse with me tonight as well as a a bag full of handwritten notes of encouragement and prayers. Pretty sure God knew I needed a pick me up.

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE because of the Lord's great LOVE. We are not consumed. For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. Lamentation 3 21-23


Anonymous said...

Harmony, thank you for being so vulnerable in sharing your heart, your life, your ups and downs. I had no words for your post yesterday, but lots of prayer and one was for your long run today. You and God! So glad you got to do it despite the aftermath of sore legs. Hang in there. Stay close to the Father's heart. Prayers continue to a great God, who will never let you go.

Johann said...

So good to read this positive post! God is huge and He does huge things in our lives. It is His methods that we don't always understand, but with His grace we get there always. Thinking of and praying for you.

misszippy said...

You are a rock, I hope you know! You may feel like you are down and out, but you use your strong, strong faith to pull yourself back up. Such an inspiration, Harmony!

Tasha @Healthy Diva said...

So proud of you!!!!! You are one of the most amazing and inspirational people that know.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

We are not strong by never feeling weak. We are strong by using that strength to continue when things are hard. You are an amazing example of strength and faith. Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it's no comfort at all but in your struggles, you bring so much encouragement and challenge to other people, strangers you're never likely to meet. God is using you so much in this dark time. Hang in there...strangers pray for you as well.

Molly said...

A friend reminded me last week, that when things get really tough to just turn it over to God. Which I do, and that's where I get my strength to be positive when things are lousy.

I read your last post about social media, and I know what you mean. Sometimes I feel like tweeting about something that is annoying me, but then I think of everyone who is dealing with so much (including your family). So that's why I tweet only positives. Or about when my dog eats my veggie burger : )

Elizabeth said...

thank you for this. and the verse.