Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Hope


Hello everyone, time to lift our voices in praise to our Lord. I love Thankful Thursdays, it is wonderful to praise our Lord together for all He does for us. Of course, we should do that everyday, not just one day a week. Our God is so awesome. I am very thankful for hope, it is a precious gift from God. Psalm 31:24-Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. My hope is in the Lord, and the Lord is my true hope. Recently, my diabetes has really been taking a toll on my body. My eyes grow increasingly dimmer, my heart is sick , my stomach hurts constantly due to nerve damage, I am in stage 1 kidney disease. To be totally honest, I never feel well. But, that is ok. No matter how badly I may feel at times, God is always with me. He gives me hope for my future, and He assures me that my future is in His hands. I have hope that one day, I will be blessed with a wonderful new body, totally disease free. Praise God for the blessed hope that lives within me.

37 comments:

Debbie said...

May God bless you and strengthen you Denise!! It takes faith to have such a positive outlook despite your trials. You are an inspiration. In Christ
djdeb

eph2810 said...

Oh, dear - I am so sorry to read that you are not doing so well. I pray that your pain will be not so bad today. I do love your attitude, Denise. You are such an encouragement for many in the blogging world.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

livin' with me said...

You're so right- without hope- what would we have?

Sharon said...

Amen girl!
A new body!
You keep praising God in the midnight hour like Paul and Silas.God is going to use you to open the prison doors for some people.

Lynn said...

Wow Denise,

I am continually amazed at the physical trials you face. You are the poster child of the hope we have in Christ Jesus.

Be Blessed this week. Love you, Lynn

Cheryl said...

You have such a sweet heart. I love your attitude. What a great way to be thankful today. God Bless!

Speaking from the Heart said...

You are in my prayers.

Gina said...

HI, denise! I am doing a feature each Tuesday called "Titus Two Tuesday". I feature testimonies from women who have had older women in their lives be "Titus Two Women" for them. Would you like to share a testimony? If so, you can email me at bgbcsmith@juno.com.

Hugs to you!
gina

Detroit said...

Blessings dear sister as you press on each day, praising the Almighty!

Denise said...

I tell you again......... I know that God gets up just a bit earlier so He can come and visit your blog before He gets busy..... You are the pure at heart that He speaks about.......... We do not know what tomorrow will bring but we do have the promise that He has gone before us.... and He knows the way............

my heart rejoices with your heart that we are daughters of the most high............

hugsx0x00x

Patty said...

You are an inspiration. I pray that God would bless you and give you strength and energy! I agree with you, I am happy that one day I will receive a new body. After having cancer and going through surgeries I look forward to that new body!!
Have a Blessed Thursday!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Denise,
"HAPPY THANKFUL THURSDAY". Hope is what gets me thru the day. Bless your heart dear one, not feeling well most of the time. GOD is in control and will heal your body. I know there are alot of days I don't feel too good and it's all I can do is just get out of bed and get the girls up and do laundry and other necessary things that has to be done. But, GOD gives me Hope and I get thru the day. I will pray for you my sweet friend and that you will start feeling better soon. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love you and big but gentle Hugs,
Karen H.

Karen H. said...

Hey Denise,
Okay, I have not had any sleep whatsoever all night. I'm still awake. I meant to let you know in my previous comment that I have tagged you. When you have time, stop by. I do hope you will participate. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love you and Hugs,
Karen H.

Daddys Chicks said...

My God restore your health.

Praying,
Trina

poor man's nicole richie said...

Hi denise! I admire your strong faith in God. It never falters despite your difficult situation. thanks for being an inspiration to me.
I pray that you will feel better.

Nise' said...

Thank you for the reminder of the Hope we have in Jesus that you model for us every.single.day. Praying for you today.

Mary said...

Father God, bring health and healing to my friend Denise. Thanks for sharing today. Love you girl. Blessings on your day.

ellen b. said...

It's that hope in our future because of what God has already done for us that gives us the joy and endurance to live each day. May God strengthen you to endure.
blessings...

genny said...

Oh its true i like also this kind of meme because you will find lots of nice people. Thanks for sharing Denise. God bless.

Marsha said...

Dear Denise,

You bring joy to my soul! I see a woman who is rejoicing in her infirmities and that takes great hope and courage, especially with chronic invisible illnesses such as diabetes. Do you know about Rest Ministries? They have a website with many insightful articles and devotionals. I believe it's restministries.org .

My sister has lupus and I have chronic asthma. It's those invisble diseases that people can't see that sometimes turn people away because they think it's just "in your head".

Praying for you dear one!

the160acrewoods said...

Denise I'll be praying for you. My mother has similar issues and never feels well and still prays and knows that God is in control. Thanks for being such an encouragement to us!

BP said...

You have such an inspiring attitude. I pray God's blessings for your health today.

BP said...

You have such an inspiring attitude. I pray God's blessings for your health today.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi, My arm is feeling better and I can type with out it hurting so much!! Thank you for your prayers for me... You know I appreciate it so much!!
I am praying for you too! With out Hope life would be unbearable.... Thank you for such a good post!!
Love and hugs Grams

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I am so glad you can hang on to hope when everything hurts constantly. That is God given!

Karen said...

You have an award from me :-)

the mother of this lot said...

I just found your blog and I am sorry you are not feeling well. I'll pray for you and hope you're feeling better soon.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling any better physically, but you are such a blessing to so many people of your constant sharing of faith in Jesus. These are the times we feel the closest to Him.
I love you and pray for you daily.

Bernadine said...

Praying for you always. Thanks for sharing your positive outlook on life in spite of your challenges.

Robyn said...

Denise, what comfort it is to know someday we will have a new body. No more pain and suffering!! My husband always says he hopes his new body is blue since that is his favorite color. Isn't that funny?

I'm praying for you sweetie and hope you have more good days than bad days. You deserve them!!

twinklemom said...

Congratulations on your award and a very sweet and inspiring post...May God Bless You and give you comfort!!

ThankfulMommy said...

Thanks for stopping by my page. I hate to hear of your medical problems. Thankfully you know the Almighty Doctor!

forgetfulone said...

Blessings to you. I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Michelle said...

Thanks for your note. I just read your Thankful Thursday post and I wanted to tell you that I've added you to my prayer list. With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! :)

Joshua said...

May God bless you and heal your sickness.
thanks for welcoming me to TT

diXymiss said...

A pleasure to "meet" you. ThanX for stopping by my new little blog. So glad to read of the HOPE that sustains you and to eXperience your obvious gift for encouragment!

Christina said...

I pray that your diabetes stops causing you pain. Your post hits home for me. I sit here with tears in my eyes cause my daughter Kallie who is just about 9 was diagnosed with Type I on November 7th. Turned our worlds upside down. We are trying to get her that insulin pump...I would be thankful for that :)

Thanks for visiting my blog.