Praying through Psalm 42, 43

“Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which
produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad
breath. This made him a
super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.”
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Lord, every single good gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts


454.   “Be Still My Soul”

455. Fun time yesterday with family over for early Thanksgiving meal on our porch

456. 5 more radiation treatments and then I will be half done

457. More energy from better sleep the last few nights

458. First two appointments last week with a new therapist for my arm using a different approach: renewed hope that maybe in time God will reduce or eliminate the tourniquet sensation in my arm from disrupted nerves and lymph nodes

459.  Gleaned perspective about living with chronic pain and disappointment God’s way from Joni Ereckson Tada’s example as I read her books

460. Words of wisdom from my friend for me to remember and apply: “…that during a difficult year, the Lord kept reminding me that I already had ALL the GRACE I needed in Christ Jesus…after all, He is the God of ALL GRACE…what I needed to do each time that I needed that GRACE was to CHOOSE to take it…to stand strong in it (as Paul commanded Timothy)…to come to the throne room of GRACE for mercy and grace in every time of need…as I keep doing that, I will grow in grace…”

461. My friend praying through Ps 42, 43 for me when I was feeling these emotions in the Psalms last week. God is answering these prayers :”I long for you, O God. I thirst for [You], the living God…my heart is breaking…Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope [confident expectation] in [You], God…my Savior and my God!…I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember your kindness…through each day [You] Lord pour [Your] unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing [Your] songs, praying to [You] God who gives me life [Who IS my Life!]O God my rock, I cry…why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope [my confident expectation] in [You] God…my Savior and my God!” “O God…you are God, my only safe haven…send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me…to [You] God, the source of all my joy…I will put my hope [confidence] in [You] God…my Savior and my God.”

462. My hair is growing, my hair is growing, praise the Lord, my hair is growing!  Many men have permanent baldness.  I am so grateful that mine is temporary.

3 thoughts on “Praying through Psalm 42, 43

  1. Hi Paula, thanks for the link to the “Be Still My Soul” site. I really enjoyed cruising through it. A couple of things jumped out at me. “THANK YOU LORD – is faith’s brazen song facing a storm,” and what a storm we are facing in cancer. Also, “That which I refuse to thank Christ for, I refuse to believe Christ can redeem.” What a reminder for us to “give thanks always and in everything” as it says in the Bible. If we are not thankful for everything, then maybe we need to grow in this area of our lives so that we can follow Christ’s admonition to us to give thanks to the Father who has adopted us as His Children. -Kathy


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