Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday


My heart is so full of praise for my dear Saviour. If it were not for Him, and His precious love and care for me, I would be totally lost in this world. Recently, things have not been going very well. My health is a battle right now, fighting two major infections, and my diabetes. Also, people have been very rude to me about my hair(I should say, lack of hair). They look at me with such disdain, point, and laugh. It takes me back to my school days, recess was always pure hell for me. The kids would all make fun of my weight, and would not let me play games. They said I was too fat, that I would cause an earthquake. Instead, they pushed me around, and always made me cry. I did not realize that adults could be just as cruel as those school kids were back then. It seems like all I ever do is cry, cry, cry. My dear lovebug is so good to me, he loves me just the way I am. I praise God for my husband. But, I do feel sorry for all that he has to deal with being married to me. Thank You Lord for being close to me, and for always drying my tears. There are times that you even cry with me, tear for tear. Your heart beating in time with my own, is what keeps me going on. All that matters is love, and I know that I have the love of my Lord, and my lovebug. What else could I possibly need?? Bless you all.

54 comments:

Rocks said...

Thank you so much Denise..you are such an inspiration and may our good Lord keep you and your hubby strong (in all aspects of life) as ever.

Cheryl said...

You are indeed blessed girl! Isn't it nice to have a "love bug"? Sorry you are not feeling well, hope you have a much better day tomorrow. Happy TT! God Bless~

Lynn said...

Oh Denise,

My heart just breaks for you. This week my daughter lived through those painful middle school lessons. She was devistated. I was too. Like living it all over again.

Lord, I lift Denise. Give her courage, protection and reduce her pain physcial and other. In Jesus powerful name, Amen.

God Chaser said...

Deep down people who laugh, make fun stand in fear. So them we lift up in prayer that God will touch their hearts and spirits and remove the evilness of fear. For you we give praise that in the midst of whatever you are going through He will lift you up. Remember my sister you sit in heavenly places. Be blessed what a great thing to be able to give thanks for a loving caring husband. May God continue to bless his heart and yours. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Serendipity said...

It's such a blessing to have a wonderful love bug. Hope you'll feel better soon, Denise. Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs to you.

Marsha said...

Whoever made up the saying 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me' was in denial. It does hurt! And it stays around for a long time. But praise God we have a Savior who has redeemed us from the pit and the depths of despair.

I love you and think you are beautiful both inside and out.

Praying for you, sweetie.

Janera said...

Denise, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well right now, but it's very encouraging to know that you have a dear husband who loves you and continues to support you always, as I know you have supported him through the years.

May God richly bless you in ways you least expect.

Pia said...

denise, God loves you and He cares for you. no weapon formed against you will prosper. God will deal with all who oppressed you. (((HUGS)))

Beth K. Vogt said...

God looks at the heart, dear friend, and when he looks at yours he sees one overflowing with love. And remember, you are created in his image! Beautiful!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...just like I posted my thankfulness for a special friend, you have also: Jesus and your Lovebug! What would we do without special FRIENDS like that! It's so wrong that adults are as rude as children and have not learned any better how to love and treat ALL with respect! Keep loving these enemies that need Jesus! I'm sorry for all the pain and hurt they cause your tender Shortybear heart! Chimi says Thanks for leaving him a good word!
And I also send my thanks and prayers for speedy recovery of those infections & for your comments at both places on my blog!
God be with you and God bless your Lovebug!!!

Cheryl said...

Denise,

Sister, I'm praying for your health. I don't like it when people are unkind! I have someone in my life that are so very ugly at this moment too. It is hurtful. Stand tall because you are beautiful, inside and out and don't let anyone tell you any thing different.

Have a great day!
Cheryl

Princess said...

I am thankful for your loving and understanding husband because he is very instrumental in drying those tears from your face.

Amy said...

darn it! Why do people hae to be so mean? I'd accept you no matter what! *hugs*

Nancie said...

Dear Denise,

Thank God for giving you such a loving and kind husband. I am praying for you that our Lord will restore you speedily from the infections. You are very dear to God and to us, Denise. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. Take care and may God continue to shower His love upon you and your family, and continue to make you a blessing to many!

With much love in Christ,
Nancie

luvmy4sons said...

I am so glad that our worth is not tied up in how we appear or ourhealth or even in what we do but it is hidden in Christ. I wish I could give you a great big hug sweet sister. I am so sorry that things aren't going well right now. I feel as if I can relate to that. And I commiserate with you. I lift you before the throne room and I know He sees you. I know He loves you. I know His will, although at times discombobulating to our spirits, is good ,acceptable, and perfect. I am so glad God gave you your lovebug. A great big hug for him too.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I continue to pray for your health. I am so sorry you have to deal with all of this.

God will keep you strong! Keep marching on!

sailorcross said...

Oh, Denise!!

I hope you're feeling better soon!!

Always remember and be thankful that God loves you just as you are!! Those people who fingerpoint, etc., are just plain rude, and it's obvious that they don't have the Lord in their lives.
We'll need to include them in our prayers.

You are so right--it's just like being back in school and being the last one picked for the team--that was me.

Look to the Lord for strength through this time. He loves each and everyone of us.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and feel better soon.

May you feel God's presence in your life today and everyday, feel His loving arms wrap around and comfort you.

Beth

Tammy said...

Oh it is good to know the Lord loves us and he doesn't care how we look - He made us just the way we are. It is wonderful you have a spouse who loves you for you...

UKZoe said...

Why do people think they have the right to be so rude?
Oh my heart goes out to you that someone would hurt you like that at a time like this.

Ann and Billy said...

Denise, I'm crying right along with you as I read your post. I too have some painful memories from grade school but I think God used those painful times to make me the person I am today. I believe showing people love and respect is our Christian duty and I always strive to do that. I pray that you are feeling better soon. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Rhonda said...

Sorry Denise, that you have to go through that-you're right, though, that adults can be even more hurtful that children.
God bless you.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
(Thank you so much for the lovely words you left for Miranda.)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

How cruel!! I always hated the kind of KID that made fun of people!! I do not do that and never have!! What an awful thing to do!! I just do not understand people..so hurtful.
You are going to be just fine!! We all will keep praying for you..

Erica said...

Oh, I hate that people are so rude. My heart breaks for you because I lived those middle school moments as well. Your husband is blessed to have you, and we are blessed that you openly share your heart!

eph2810 said...

Oh,Denise, I am so sorry about your battles right now. Yes, adults can be just as cruel as children. Not many have compassion left, because they do not know the Lord.
I am thankful with you that you can find comfort, love and peace in the love of our Lord and your beloved.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us, despite the battles you are finding yourself in.

Be blessed today and you always bless others with your loving heart.

JesuLalaine said...

Man looks at the physical appearance but God looks at the heart.. I could tell that you have a heart of Gold , Denise.. and I am blessed!

Take care!

Lalaine's World
From Asia and Beyond
Day to Day Miracles

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, you are my hero. I love how you are able to praise God when the Enemy is doing all that he can to drive you away! The battles you are facing would send anyone running scared, but you are so strong, my friend. You're an inspiration and a great encourager to me. I love your heart. Have a great Thankful Thursday, dear friend.

Melanie said...

Oh, Denise.. I am so sorry for all you are dealing with right now, but so happy that the Lord is close by your side and loving you. Praying for you and your sweet hubby that loves you and cares for you so well.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Edge of Design said...

Shortybear, reading your post today, a thought occurred to me. I highly doubt that your husband even thinks about it as things "he has to put up with being married to you." If he is as you describe, that thought would never cross his mind. What I suspect is though that it breaks his heart to see you let it get to you. The enemy will use anyone to discourage us but the Word tells us like it is. If God says you are fearfully and wonderfully made then you are fearfully and wonderfully made. It doesn't matter what other folks think. Besides, its only out of their own insecurities that they act the way they do. I feel sorry for them, don't you?

Debra said...

My sweet sister,

I could not stop the tears as I read this post. Hurtful actions of others tend to be harmful to tender spirits. I have sat and read all of the other posts too and it seems like we are all in positions where people have hurt us and we can only reach "up" and cry out to the Lord for solace.

I was a cheerleader in high school and got along really well with everyone. It was not until I became a Christian that I began to experience that 'drama'. The comparison factor, etc. God chaser said it best...those people are living in fear and we must pray for them and armor ourselves up...for rest assured, God does not look upon those that divide or hurt us with favor.

Wipe your tears, sister...look at those God has given you to encourage and bear the burden with you...we all love you!! Maybe we will shave our heads with you and wear bandanas and all get together and take a picture! Wouldn't God just love that!! (I told you I was a cheerleader)

Front Porch Legacy said...

Praying that you'll feel better soon, and that God will bless you and your "love bug".

Gretchen said...

Don't let the turkeys get you down, Denise. You rock. I know it's easy to be discouraged when you don't feel well. You just embrace all the love and prayers and sit in your Abba's lap. (((hugs)))gretchen

genny/entry here said...

Oh dear thanks for the sweet post...TC

Talk..to..Grams said...

I am so sorry that people are so cruel. You know you are very beautiful to all of us! No one could be kinder and sweeter then you!
I know this is so hard for you right now when you are feeling so rough.
Love you bunches, Carolyn

Jenileigh said...

Oh hun know you are being lifted up to our Father in prayer. Words do hurt deeply and I am so sorry that you not nly experienced this pain as a child (I remember those days too) but are now having to go through it again. Adults can be cruel. I too am very thankful that our Lord loves us just as we are. His love can flush all our pain away and fill the void with His infinite mercy and grace. Have a blessed Thankful Thursday. Big hugs.

Carrie said...

I thank the Lord for giving you trust in His grace. And also for your loving husband who cares for you. Continue to rest in their love and that of us your blog friends.

becky voyles said...

Denise, I am so sorry you are going thru this difficult time. People can be so mean. Shame on them! We have a good Christian friend who has a problem like your's. At church she doesn't wear anything on her head but when I met her at a church reunion, she wore hats. She is such a beautiful person that lack of hair does not matter. Hope this helps you. I will pray that folks stop being so careless with your feelings.

becky voyles said...

Ps. I love your new logo at the top! So cute.

flmom said...

(((((HUGS))))) You are such a beautiful lady inside and out and it blesses me tremendously to visit your blog. I wish you a very blessed and happy week ahead!

Sharon said...

It's so sad how mean even adults can be. I wonder how they would feel if they walked in your shoes for even just one hour? But, we don't need to dwell on those who hurt others. Your Father in Heaven is right there with you and hubby, and of course, all your blogging friends. :)

Rebecca said...

I cannot even imagine the insecurities that would come bubbling up to the surface if I lost my hair right now! I am so thankful you have an incredible husband by your side! I read something that reminded me of this. A lady said, "I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don't for a moment escape God's notice." You may have unwelcomed attention from mean people, but you also have the extra attention of God who has a soft spot for hurting people.
One other thing came to mind. I too have had lots of tears as of late. I read this, "Tears are powerful. They give us an outlet when we think we will burst with pain, hurt, betrayal, loneliness, loss or disappointment. They provide comfort for those who need someone to weep with them. Most important, the tears of sorrow and heartbreak matter intimately to the heart of God."
You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights. Each tear entered in you ledger, each ache written in your book. ~ The Psalmist
Hope this brings some comfort to you today. Blessings, Rebecca

Toknowhim said...

You are an encouragement to others :)

Sharon Brumfield said...

Phew!.....I finally made it to the bottom of the comments.....that is a lot of comments!
See how much you are LOVED?

It seems as if we share some similar memories from elementary school. Life can be so rough.....but what they chose to sow into our lives....they will also reap. Wonder if they are living with a man as great as Eddie? Hmmmm...interesting thought.

I love ya girl......this Maw Maw loves you just as you are. :)

Mariposa said...

Amen, without Him we are nothing!

Thanks for sharing this precious post!

Fran said...

Well, my first instinct is to give everyone a piece of my mind when it comes to you, Sweet Denise!!!
But, I can't do that...but, I do know that you are a beautiful heiress of Christ and He delights in you. He loves you. You are His beloved child. You are everything to Him.

And, that is all that matters. To any of us!

AMEN!!! Now, you beautiful thing...I'm praying that you have a restful night. You are glorious!

Hugs,
Fran

Denise said...

Hey girl...... I am so sorry that you are not well and that your spirit man is hurting.... I hate that people are so hard hearted and hurt others........ Know that your Father God sees that and it hurts HIS heart as well.... and yes He cries with you...... I am sure that your sweet DH was a gift from God and I am so glad that you have someone to love you like the Father loves you....... just a pure love! I will take the time to pray for you tonight for a while and I will expect you to let me know you are better in the morning !

Love you lots............

Anonymous said...

My baby luvs your blog, it keep him busy enough for me to read your heart-ache. Please stand firm in His Spirit, don't give up the fight ! God in you can beat all of what you're going through......
I see your in pain and am praying you get releif. I hear your in love, and with all these comments, you are loved.
Fix your heart on Jesus, dear Lovebug. Holly from allthedaysofmylife

A Stone Gatherer said...

Guarenteed your love bug isn't sorry one bit! Don't let those insensitive for lack of a more Christian word (people) get you down! they should most definately know better! Your in my thoughts Denise! Remain in HIM!

elizabeth embracing life said...

The Lord is so good to love us as we are. Praise God that you get that no matter what, at the end of the day it's the LOVE and CARE of our savior that redeems us.

Beverly said...

Denise,

Praying for you. Isn't wonderful that God loves us just as we are. I once heard a saying "hearting people, heart people" People who make fun of others are just trying to make themselves feel better or hide their own problems. Sorry they have been mean to you. Just know that you are loved.

Mary said...

You have such a loving heart it makes me sad that you are not feeling well and that people are being cruel. God understands! You are the "apple of His eye and He
will hide you in the shadow of His wings." Oh, blessed thought!
And I am so glad that you are secure in the love of your husband.

mary

mama meji said...

I am too touched with this post. I know you are such a beautiful person. Don't let anybody let you think otherwise.

Go love you so much, Denise.

Bogie said...

Your post made me cry! God Bless You Always!

IRENE said...

Children can be so cruel. Adults, too. They parent children...
I am so grateful for you! You are my mother and sister, and I love you from the bottom of my heart. Thank God for sending me my friend Denise.

Mary said...

God bless you Denise. Thanks for sharing your heart. Praying for continued strength and healing. You are blessed to have a hubby that stands with you. Blessings on your weekend.