Friday, May 1, 2009

An Ever Present Help

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Now we know that when the body is under the strain of not feeling good...wither from hormones or sickness....that we may not all find walking the straight and narrow comes so easily.
This is one of those tales.
But hey!....it ends good for the kingdom.....I promise.

Yesterday was the first day I was really up and at em.
I was on the last day of the steroids and unlike what the "knowledgeable" ready med person had told me.....instead of becoming more relaxed as the meds wore off...I was getting more agitated.
I had done laundry, Wal Mart, finished my basket, fixed dinner, and then took THE call that took me out...well, almost out.
I found out by way of this phone call that all the testing that had been done for my GAL case came in yesterday......and the results did not look good for my family.
And the phone caller was only to willing to let me know.
And then she called for a meeting this morning to make plans.
I crashed hard emotionally. And yes, it could have been the physical and mental and emotional all thrown into the mix that tilted the apple cart. But my enemy knew I was ripe for the tipping.
I had one more thing to do last night and as I got ready to head out my body and emotions wanted to escape. Really I wanted to stop and buy something that would not make God or I happy in the long run. I was just flat angry!
I wanted to run and hide..... but still I so wanted to stand.
So I opened my mouth and told Him that I was having a pity party and I had no desire to stop......but if He would please help I would take it. Grabbing my purse and phone I headed out the door. Just as I was pulling out the campground a friend called.
And I was just honest with her as I told her that I was stinking and she probably didn't want to be talking to me right now. Hey!..... honesty is a good thing!
She laughed and told me that then if that was the case that she really needed to be talking to me. What would we do without friends. I am actually kind of proud of her...she is one of my mentees. And now she was getting to reverse the rolls.

I guess she had learned well.....she had a stubborn teacher. ;)
And as she listened I dumped the day.
And then she asked if she could pray. Have you ever had one of those moments where someone wanted to pray and you really didn't feel like it? Yes, this was one.
(and I laugh here..but I did tell her how I felt....good for her---- she prayed anyway)
And boy did she pray! I felt the Spirit right away. And even though I was headed down into a valley that should have dropped the call.....it didn't.
That was until she finished praying and said amen. How cool is our God!
He had carried me through.
I passed the place to stop and I didn't...He had provided a way of escape.

I came home and read some post.....and can I say--- THANK YOU?
There were a few post that really encouraged my heart last night.
Thank you for being used by God.
Then this morning Keith knowing what was waiting for us in the day stopped this morning before he left for work and prayed over me. He called down the favor of God on me and all those who came into contact with me today.
He prayed that the Spirit of the Lord would fill the room while we had our meeting.
Then I got up and made a pot of coffee and turned on my computer.
I checked emails and found that a precious sister had left me a sweet email with a prayer. And before I even got finished with the prayer
I got to talk to her in person when a little box popped up on my screen.......and there she was.
I was really blessed....blessed that God put us both there at the same time.
What an encouraging heart God has given her.

Now then for the meeting.
When we walked into the room there was something in the air.
I kept waiting for things to heat up....for the animosity to rise...it never did.
People spoke and shared and peace ruled!
I am not talking peace as in no one was screaming and yelling. I am talking peace like when the presence of God comes down and you just breath a little deeper to try and take it in.
God was there!
And really I thought it might have just been that I was surrounded....kind of in a bubble of my own. But then tonight the Dad of my GAL kids called me and was just thrilled.
He asked if I had experienced what he had and of course I had a hearty amen!....Yes, I did!
God is so good! He is an ever present help in time of trouble....He is a strong tower......He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah! He cleared the room and kept it clear!

And yes, when two or more gather together in prayer in His name....He will answer them from heaven!
Thank you so much for being used by God!
Thank you for your prayers and being my sisters.
You will never know how you have touched my heart and been used by the hand of God in my life and in the life of this family that has no one to stand with them in public.
Imagine walking through something and not being able to have anyone walk with you publicly because you can not tell them what is really happening?
I know God brought me here for this family.
Keith and I have kind of joked about the fact that when this case was over maybe God intends to point us to the next town where a pastor and wife need someone to come alongside them.
Really I hope not....I hope we get to stay here....but I am His to use.
Guess that is what it means to be in the LORD'S army.
But God.....I love the mountains of N.C!!!!
You know...just in case you wanted to know. ;)

So girl, from this morning.....you know who you are.....and I love you!
Thank you for being used by God!
And you girls who I caught last night.....love you too!
Keep posting....you never know who's reading. Their hearts might need a touch too!


14 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Blessings...many blessings sweet sister. My heart is so glad. You are such a wonderful instrument of God!

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Denise said...

He is faithful...... We pray... others pray.. we move through out our day before and after the "prayer' Old fear rises and anger wants to rear its head... BUT we prayed , they prayed.... HE heard and HE answered...... HE is faithful! We just serve an awesome God for sure!

Nise' said...

Praise Him for being our ever present help! Have a great weekend.

Denise said...

Praise God for His goodness to us, love you.

Halfmoon Girl said...

That was just awesome to read. So glad that you experienced the power of prayer and our Heavenly Father in such a real way, and that your family was touched by it too!

Darlene said...

I understand crashing emotionally. I am to this point. I feel that so much is going wrong and how am I supppose to deal with some of this and be happy???
I feel that I have lost so much and I am still loosing relationships that mean so much to me.
I remind myself that God is not surprised by any of this and HE is in control. My plate runneth over and I am not dealing with things so well. I really don't know how people make it through this life without God...
I am thankful for blog world and the prayers and encouragement I get from the posts.
Praying for you my friend!

Oh Sew Good said...

I've had my fair share of emotional crashed. I think next time I'm going to tell folks I'm stinking too and maybe they'll leave me alone. :)

melanie said...

What an amazing experience!! So glad you were able to be a part of it!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a wonderful experience. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I enjoyed reading your blog today. I am still so new to the land of blog, but so loving reading others stories.
Everyone has a story and so many of them are so touching....
Hope you will stop by again for a visit.
The May give-away has started and this month there will be 10 winners. I will be blogging from Disney World soon...

Mary said...

Sharon,

God is Mighty. I'm glad Keith prayed over you and that God was at that meeting. I'm glad that your friend called and that her prayers lifted you up and that God was with you when you passed that place and didn't stop. How kewl is that?

My prayers and thoughts are with you, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

What a day friend! How thankful I am for friends who are willing to pray me through, even when I don't feel like it. I had one of my blogging buddies from AZ pick up on the fact that I was having a stressful day (via facebook) and call me; we ended in prayer.

I would have missed a great deal had I never started a blog! You women are the real deal, and I love you.

peace~elaine

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

come over when you can ... you're a winner! But then again, I already knew that.

peace~elaine

Winging It said...

He's so faithful! I love hearing of the many ways He comes in and changes things and meets our needs. So glad that when you needed it most, a Godly prayer partner and sis-n-Christ was available!

I love your new look! Everyone has all these lovely spring decor scenes going on in bloggy land!

Truly He does EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, BEYOND ALLLLLL That We ask think or imagine!

And bless your hubby for praying over you! NC has been good for you all!

Maria