Monday, 29 November 2010

Scripture Challenge - Help

It's so interesting that this is the Scripture Challenge word at this time! Since God has His hand in this...I'm going to go ahead and open up to you here. I can't tell you how many times I've cried out for help in the last few months. Some of you already know that I've been having some struggles with pain lately. Now pain is not a new thing to me but it had been under control for a number of years. Something has changed recently and the control is GONE! So I'm going through a period of "readjustment"! lol Now...I want you to understand that I'm not talking about this because I want anyone to feel sorry for me or anything like that, okay? Believe me when I say my life is VERY GOOD! However, my pain is extreme and frequent right now and I am often asked how I manage to do the things I do. I want to share that with you now. When my first conscious thought of the day is HELP! at 3:00 a.m. because the migraine has woken me...the Lord is the one who hears my cry! He is gracious and loving and He alone can give me the strength to get through the day! He brings me JOY in the midst of the pain! He has gifted me with the most LOVING and husband a girl could have and two very entertaining daughters who always bring me lots of LAUGHTER! He has also sent me so many wonderful friends, who bring me ENCOURAGEMENT through lovely visits to my blog and wonderful emails! He is my God; He will strengthen me and help me; and I will carry on, one day at a time! If you're going through a tough time and need some help, consider calling on the Lord! I know I couldn't do it without Him! :o)
Papers: Papermania-Summer Bloom-Gift from Sarah,
Flowers: Pink- Gift from Sarah,
               Blue - The Nickel Nook,
Leaves: Prima,
Slice Design Card: Noteworthy,
Pearls: Crystal Stickers,
Tag: Making Memories Sweets - Funky Vintage,
Pen: Marvy Le Plume II No. 58 peacock green.


Mary said...

Gorgeous page Nancy! I love the colors, the pearls and the flowers. What a wonderful bible verse. I'm sorry that you suffer pain, but at least you know Who to go to for help! Amen for that! Your friend, M

Lynn said...

Beautiful layout again Nancy, you are so skillful at getting the balance just right with just the right embellshments and the right quantity.
Do hope you can get those migraines back under control again and that you will soon have relief from them.
Lynn xx

NinaB said...

Oh, Nick,I understand what you're going through as I am a migraine sufferer. God is gracious to diminish it once I started having kids (another perk of motherhood).

Thank you for sharing your joyful attitude amidst pain. God is glorified when we endure all things for Him and not forget that He is good no matter our circumstance. I'm praying that your pain will go away and if not, that you will continue to be drawn nearer to our Savior through it.

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Beautiful page - I hope you feel better soon :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your personal struggle with migraines. Your "HELP" with the die cuts and the letters really looks desperate. Great Job!! Love this page. The blue beads, your flowers, and the hanging love what you've done to make this page speak for you.

Your "testimony" of gratitude through the pain and suffering is heard loud and clear.

Love you Girlfriend :-)

Anonymous said...

Your scripture challenge this week is just gorgeous, love the whole layout its just perfect!

We'll need to do something about these migraines, it's just not fair that your in so much pain with them :-(

Sending you a big hug from across the pond

Sarah xx

Nancy said...

Amen..that is one very encouraging post, Nancy! The scripture verses you chose for your project are just excellent. I'm so glad you shared a bit of your story...praying for relief from your pain and His grace to sustain you!

Geri said...

What a lovely page, Nancy...just beautiful. And your post is such an encouragement. I do hope you get some relief soon, as I can NOT imagine what those headaches must be like. Take care, my dear...I'm going to look around a bit and see what I have missed from you! Hugs!!

Jonia said...

I couldn't do it without Him either Nancy and I am so glad you shared. He is my strength when I feel I can't go any longer. Your page is so beautiful.