Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Courage



Father, I thank You for the daily courage You give me in dealing with my diabetes. It is a battle, but You help me to stay strong. I thank You for the courage You give me while I wait to find out if I have thyroid cancer in July, because of You, I am not afraid. I thank You for the courage You provided to me and lovebug while he was not working. You brought us through, and we are forever grateful. I thank You for the courage You gave me to take care of my momma, and the courage to be able to go on after her death. I thank You for the courage You gave me to get through the death of my big brother last year. I thank You for the courage You gave me to open up my heart, and invite my earthy father in, what a beautiful blessing. I thank You for the courage You gave me in dealing with the loss of my hair, You taught me that there is much more to me than hair. I thank You for the courage You give me to not be afraid to speak up for You. Thank You for the boldness, and the courage You bring into my life. I am so appreciative. I love You so very much Father.

42 comments:

Pia said...

denise, you're so brave. and i know God gave you the courage to face whatever trial that comes along. (((HUGS))) don't let go of God's promise of healing. don't let go. love you, sis.

LAURIE said...

Denise,
Oh the courage of the Lord .. He has seen you thru the battles, hasn't He? I love and appreciate your grateful heart. Happy TT! -Laurie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Denise , I am so blessed by this, I so appreciate your love for God and your willingness to share with others,
You are and have been a blessing to me over these past weeks since we met.
Blessings,
Sue

RCUBEs said...

Amen! "He has Names for all of our needs: Healer, Provider,Comforter, Counselor, etc.." To God be the glory! God bless.

Rocks said...

Denise, May our Father keeps on blessing you with lots and lots of courage to face your daily battles. You are a very strong and courageous woman of God!

Grammy said...

I am thankful for you Denise, Big hug. Your words touched my heart. Thank you for say you wish you could take care of me. It means allot to know you care.

Alicia said...

Denise..your ability to praise the Lord in any circumstance is such a blessing to hear!! I can imagine how much more it blesses His heart!!

Saleslady371 said...

The love and courage of the Lord shines beautifully in you, dear sister. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Serendipity said...

Denise, you'd certainly make a cute lioness, the very epitome of feminine courage! LOL, I know, you prefer to be a cute bear any day!

Thanks for sharing your courage. It's such an encouragement. Remain blessed!

Princess Sarah said...

Hello Denise, glad to connect with you again. Thank you for sharing your heart and the hard times you are facing. You are really courageous. I appreciate it. More blessings to you sister.

Have a blessed Thursday.

luvmy4sons said...

What a shining example of the courage God's love can do in a heart and in a life you are! Blessings to you sweet sister! Man, many blessings today!

godsown said...

You are so courages Denise,,,I praise and thank God with you today!

GB
Bernice

Angela said...

What a beautiful thankful prayer to our Father.

Laurie said...

Amen! You are courageous sister.
I, too, thank Him for the courage he gives us to stand!
Love and blessings!

Genejosh said...

Denise, my friend you're post is written by a brave, strong woman of God! I'm blessed..you're always prayed my friend...

shopannies said...

I love your prayer as you write it I am in aggreement with you as a diabetic I see and know the daily challenges we face

bp said...

God has given you such courage, thanks for sharing. I'm thankful for you.

Carrie said...

Thank you for such a fine testimony to the power of God's love to see us through life's great challenges.
I too am facing extreme stress and praying for a deeper trust in God's power to carry me through.

Love Bears All Things said...

A beautiful prayer of thankfulness. Bless you, my friend.
Mama Bear

Pilar Stark said...

Thanks for sharing your blessings.
We have so much to be thankful for!

Heather said...

Amen Denise! you keep on holding onto that courage friend!

Mary said...

Denise...you are a very courageous woman. And you bring glory to the Father who loves you so much!! Thanks for sharing - Blessings on your day. Mary

Gretchen said...

I learn so much about a thankful heart from you. xxxooo

Daphine said...

You are such an inspiration friend! Thanks for always sharing your heart. Bless you!

MyJourneyBack said...

How encouraging to the rest of us to see your courage.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a Blessed day.
Hugs,
Sherry

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, you are one of my spiritual giants. You model Christ's love through your courage and faithfulness and joy. I will keep you in my prayers. Much love and Happy Thankful Thursday!

April said...

You ARE brave and courageous...sending you lots of blessings today, sweet friend!

Peggy said...

Big HUG & many blessings Denise...
Through this exceptional list of the most inspiring THANK YOUs, I see a Denise standing strong in COURAGE and looking to her Heavenly Father for every moment of her life!

It is so wonderful to see these VICTORIES that surround you! Your daily health issues & all the hardships life has thrown at you, only have given you a grateful heart to shine!!! I'm so encouraged to hear you give thanks for each one of these.

You're a diamond, girl...
You don't need no curl!
Just keep thanking Him...
as you're filled to the rim.
Your heart like priceless gold...
Has made you triumph & be bold!
You show us how to Stand strong...
now this will bless your life long
with HOPE, Healing,a Heavenly song!
Just keep Praising Him
you can't go wrong!!!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Denise, this is new about the thyroid cancer, isn't it? This is one of the easiest ones to get rid of..at least that is what I have heard before..You are indeed brave and God will be with you...Sandy

Toia said...

I thank God for you and your blog. Your prayer is very inspirational and encouraging!!

Stay Bless and Stay Strong!!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Courage to be loved and to love as the Lord loves us. Bless you.
Bren

Debbie said...

Denise, you've had many challenges in life and yet ... you have such a kind and thankful heart. You're such a blessing to many including me. Thank you.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I love your pure, sweet heart and the fact that you so willingly share it! Happy TT!

God Chaser said...

Blessing sto you- how Gos has strengthen your courage.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

You are a wonderful example of trusting and relying on God in all things. I just prayed for blessings and healing for you!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Father God, keep Denise close to you. Thank you for the courage and peace you have placed in her through your love. Daddy, I'm believing in full healing in her that when she returns to the doctor, she will be told it is gone, and your name will shine through. By your peace, love and glory, Denise will be healed and free of any infection, disease, cancer, all that the enemy attacks her with will be gone. You are healing her right now. You know her heart for you. She is a beautiful daughter of yours, sharing your word. Thank you Father. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Big {{{Hugs}}}, lots of love, and all the blessings He has for you be poured out upon you.

Alleluiabelle said...

Denise,

I so love your heart. God has given you so much courage to face some hard storms. You give me inspiration to continue to walk His walk through this life despite my physical maladies that I daily face. God bless you dear one. My prayers are being said for miraculous healings to occur within your body.

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

purplemoose said...

I'll be praying against that cancer too. Why does it take so long to find out?

IRENE said...

Dear Denise,
I pray that you will be fine. You are such an encouragement to all!..

Rita T. said...

You seem to be a very brave person, and a very thankful one too! Have a good weekend!

Tea With Tiffany said...

You are courageous and beautiful!

lupusurvivor said...

such an uplifting post. thanks for visiting mine.