Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Truth Be Told

Oh give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: 
for his mercy endures for ever
Psalm 136:1

This plaque was given to me when Aunt Jo lived with us 6 years ago.  Little did I know then that it would minister to my heart now.

When we bought the motorhome I decorated and furnished it by shopping from my stucco house.  I removed the above plaque from the wall in our hallway and hung it on the wall in my bathroom in the motorhome.  At the time I didn't realize the significance of the verse it displays based on Psalm 136:1 With God's hands beneath us we need not fear what lies before us.

As we have traveled in the coach now over 6 months I can not begin to tell you how often people have said to me, "Oh, you are living the dream!"  Yes, we are living a dream and I do not for one minute want to take that blessing for granted but the truth be told?  I have experienced more anxiety and stress living this dream than I care to admit to.

Because I am not normally a person given to anxiety and stress maybe this is taking a little more toll on me.  It definitely has effected the quality of life I am experiencing and has in turn then effected my Precious Husband too.

Truth be told?  I am meditating a lot on these facts:

  1. God's hands are beneath me and they are strong and trust worthy
  2. God's mercy is amazing
  3. God wants me to live one day at a time, moment by moment
  4. I can trust God for my outcome
Truth be told?  God is patient with me!  He is trying to teach me and I am a slow learner.  Someone asked me, "Where is your faith (in God) Dorothy?"  Truth be told?  My faith is growing daily because I know that even though I may still appear anxious and stressed as I "live this dream" God is doing a work in me and HIS HANDS are underneath me every step of the way.  I will trust Him and He will continue to be merciful and good to me.

Note to self:
Each morning and each evening when I brush my teeth, take some extra time and read the verse again: 
With God's hands beneath us we need not fear what lies before us.

Love and Hugs,

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