Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hills and Valleys

Last year was the hardest one of my life. It was definitely a series of hills and valleys, but most of last year was in the valley. I can't say this year has started any different, but I know that God is with me in the valley and will lead me to the top of the hill at some point. I still struggle with depression (which is partly to do with the fact that my thyroid levels have been out-of-whack twice this past year). There are decisions I need to make healthwise and several things I'm dealing with that I'm not ready to hash out on the blog, preparing to leave for Singapore being one of them.

On the LPM blog, Beth Moore is hosting a Scripture memory accountability group...24 Scriptures in 12 months. I'm needing to get some Scripture embedded so I can recall when I'm having a hard day. So, on the 1st and 15th, everyone chooses a new Scripture that they NEED to have in their heart and mind, something that means something to them personally. I never officially signed up, but I've chosen the following Scriptures this month, which pertain to where I am right now:

January 1 Scripture: Deut. 11:11-12 ESV, "But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year."

January 15 Scripture: Isaiah 43:2,
"When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze."


debi said...

So glad to "hear" from you again. I've had a pretty hard year too...struggle somewhat with depression also, so I can relate.
About going to Singapore me that sounds like a wonderful adventure. It is supposed to be premiere...have you been there before?
You are wise to memorize scripture! I need to do the same. Last time Leah was home she taped scripture verses all over my house. After I took her to the airport and came home I began finding them the cereal cabinet, by my shoes, on my bathroom mirror, by my computer....just everywhere a normal day would take me......what a blessing.
Sorry to ramble so....I've missed you!

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

Hang in there girl... I wish I could say that once you get here all things will be better but to be honest it is hard to move away from all your friends and family but to be honest again... there are great people here and I can not wait to introduce you to them all so you come and start to get loved on immediatly... don't look at Singapore as a place to run away to but maybe a new beginning for the big peak God has in store for you...

The Johnsons said...

These are great scriptures - thanks for sharing. I'm doing this too, but didn't sign-up either. We're still praying for your move, and all the other day-to-day things life is filled with.

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