Wednesday morning. Quote from Lena Horne (as seen on the Academy Awards on Sunday night): ”It’s not the load that breaks you down, but the way you carry it.”
A beautiful, sunny morning in NYC, at least as it seems from our 19th floor windows. It is obvious that the wind is whipping around out there, so it might not feel as pleasant as it appears! However, I am reminded: This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Rob is staying busy: taking his meds for pain, juggling the times and dosages according to the amount of pain, doing his new physical therapy exercises, adjusting to the phantom feelings as he is learning to live without the lower portion of his right leg. He seems to stay encouraged in his endeavors — the power from so many prayers for God’s help and intervention is evident.
I have often wondered about the power of prayer — is it possible to truly grasp how powerful praying is? But, we can rest assured that God does hear us when we pray. We know how important it is — for one thing, Jesus himself showed us the example of praying, even praying all night! In Luke 6:12 – One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. And, in Mark 11:25 — And whenever you stand up to pray, if you have something against anyone, forgive so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your wrongdoings.” This speaks to the heart issue of humbling oneself before God, acknowledging that He is the one in the driver’s seat. I continue to stand in awe of His great mercy and love. And, we know we’ve been literally carried along by His loving hands.
I find Lena’s quote (above) to be absolutely true! Resting in the fact that it’s God’s strength carrying us, we can keep on keeping on!