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#152: I Was Blessed Last Night

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yesterday I received depressing news. It was the lowest I can ever recall being. I felt I could get no lower and didn't know where to turn.

Then the call came. From my best friend of 45 years to simply say hi. We had last talked in June for our birthdays that are four days apart. During our conversation, my frustration and hopelessness unfolded. True to form, he listened, then offered sage advice and told me a story of something that had blessed him earlier this month. It gave me a new respect for him.

When it was time to end the call I choked up and could barely say goodbye. I instantly emailed him to say thanks for his continual support and encouragement. I mentioned that I get down due to my particular life situation but that I usually don't stay down for very long.

As I finished the note, my mood had brightened. I realized that although times are tough right now, my difficulties can in no way compare to those Job went through. My mood began to brighten.

Today has been a complete reversal of mood. Sure, things are still depressing and I don't know how or when they will resolve themselves, but I was reminded by my friend's call who will resolve my problems. I wish that would happen now, but my time isn't His time. I can only be patient and continue giving thanks for every blessing in my life.

Such as an unexpected telephone call from a dear friend.
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  • DAISY910
    Friends like that are great, aren't they? I hope you are feeling better.
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    Lou, I am so glad that God led this call to you right when you needed it most. He always amazes me at His timing! I continue to pray for you! emoticon
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  • YATMAMA
    How important it is that we listen to that still, small voice that prompts us to call a friend! God bless your friend for reaching out to you at just the right time.

    *hugs*

    Missy
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  • DAWNWS1
    Isn't it amazing that He always knows what we need, and gives it to us right when we need it?? Prayers are coming your way for your situation.
    4111 days ago
  • SPARK-L-AURA
    Isn't God so good to send us His loving support through one of His children? I have found this year especially that the only thing that is truly important is our love for the Lord and our love for others. We must maintain our relationships with Him and reach out to Him and others especially when we need support. I pray the Lord hold you in His loving arms and continue to send His loving hugs through those that mean so much to you.

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