Carrying the load.

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!

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2 Responses to Carrying the load.

  1. Linn Seidensticker says:

    Hi Roslyn- I like this Quote from Lena Horne. It further explains that famous scripture verse when Jesus said,” Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me , for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Somehow He does make what looks like a hard thing easy when we share the burden with Him and when we carry the load the right way, His way with Him. It is amazing over the last week this scripture keeps coming up all over the place. Thanks for this encouragement to keep praying for Rob and you and your family and to keep coming to Jesus in prayer for all that burdens us! My love to Rob . Tell him we are in the stands routing for him. I can’t believe he is already out of the hospital and at home. Praise the Lord! Love – Linn

  2. Roslyn says:

    Yes, Linn. That is exactly the sentiment. You stated it so well. Bearing one another’s burdens has been so exemplified for us as we have felt so much prayer support over the past several months. I hope you and your family are doing well!

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