Monday, May 4, 2009

Burden or Blessing...

Happy Monday! Did I sound convincing? I am feeling under the weather today... actually I feel like I have a 10 pound weight setting on my chest... might have to give in & go to the doctor... hmmmm.

So today the verse I have chosen to share is II Corinthians 12:10 "Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,...with distresses,...with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong." When you are sick or when you are bogged down with some kind of burden, do you ever see that as a blessing???? Can we see challenges as a way of strengthening our faith??? As a kid I can remember my mom always saying, "doing things you don't want to do builds character,"... did I need more character???? *Ü* I know those words are true... they have stuck with me all these years, so I am sure they have had an impact on my adult life. I guess the question for me is... if I never had any burdens/challenges/difficulties would I ever even be aware of the blessings??? Without any problems would I ever need to rely on God??? It is so comforting to know that when I am at my absolute weakest... that is when I am allowing God to be His strongest in my life... and today Lord, I really need Your strength.

Just another little birthday card I made a couple weeks ago... come on Summer!

Thank-you & keep praying for my sister's family... that is what is getting them through this whole fire clean-up. God is so good!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Anonymous said...

Very touching message. and of course the card is pretty. If you don't get to feeling better=-----go to the Dr.

Love you,

Mommie Dearest

Diane said...

Just beautiful. Love that bling!

Annette said...

Very Pretty Card Carin.

I just love visiting your blog for the quotes and messages you pass along. Will keep your sister and her family in my prayers.

Thank you for this message - it is a good one for me to say to my son. Remind him that we all need to be doing things even when they are difficult for us.