Saturday, February 16, 2008

A New Day

Our friend Saija posted the following on her blog, Thro' A Glass Darkly. Please pray for Saija, Leo and Maria. Thanks so much! ~ the Pilgrim

Saija wrote:

i woke up this morning feeling so helpless and sad because of leo's chronic pain ... the pain which takes small bites out of him daily ... and my sister maria's continued physical decline ... she is scheduled for kidney dialysis - but other health and home problems keep her from much needed & required doctors' appointments

...even when i wake in the night ... i pray for them both ... even as i pray, there is this lead weight in my chest and such a helplessness ... "what can "i" do, Lord?" ...i want to do something, yet my doing is always thwarted i woke up feeling gloomy ... and told the Lord this ...His Spirit within me said "saija - this is a NEW day ... a NEW morning ... take heart" ...again, i realized that i don't need to carry the burdens of yesterday into today ...

every day is NEW ... every day is a GIFT ... and every morning contains HOPE ...i don't know what will happen THIS day ... i only KNOW the One who holds THIS day in His hand ... He is my Security ... He is my Hope ... He is my Redeemer ... He hears me in the night seasons ... and He knows leo and maria's pain - He knows and cares and IS in control ... only Jesus can truly encourage the hearts of His redeemed ... so i write this little thought down, hoping it will encourage your heart this morning too ...remember ... it is a NEW day ...

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30


Felisol said...

Dearest Saija,
you are such a brave fighter, daughter of the toughest soldier the world has seen.(The Finns who fought the disastrous war against the Russians the winter of 39, where a whole generation of top athletics, winter as well as summer sports were wiped out. The world just stood by, looking, shrugging their shoulders.)

When my friend Saija says she needs help its time to bend knees.
That's just what I will do , now.
Yours Felisol

Saija said...

aww, i didn't even know this was posted over here as well ... thank you David ... and thank you Felisol for prayer and Terry who sent me an e-mail and for others who asked God for grace for another day ... thank you ...

blessings sent your way ... saija

Anonymous said...

Dear Saija,

We're praying for you! Thank you for your encouraging words!

LPP and Lil Montreal Girl