i received the following email from a sweet friend of mine who had actually gotten the email from a friend of hers. i thought i'd pass along this amazing encouragement to you today!!
"your Father knows what you need before you ask Him"
"hesitate not to call upon His presence, for He is already there. to second guess a request for His attention is a foolish assumption that He has left you to handle things on your own. He stands beside you...watching over your every step & listening to every whisper of your heart even the deepest of dreams you dare not mention out loud. remember you are special, designed for His purpose in every way. if today is great, enjoy & claim it to memory for the tomorrow that fails your expectation. if today is a struggle, believe in what is to come for sweeter will be the reward of a blessing's sunrise after you've walked through the night of a storm. do not underestimate yourself with faith by your side. you can do all things through His will. if it doesn't seem to be improving or changing or going away... remember that our schedule has nothing to do do with God's plan. so take a moment to mentally place aside your planner & open your heart to what God is trying to show you. have a wonderful day. do it because you can. do it in spite of what stands in the way. don't let your heartache steal today's joy. don't let this world's setbacks throw you down & if one should sneak up & run you over a little... get back up, dust yourself off & know you are going to be ok, you can get through this, & you will overcome the smallest of thorns & highest of mountains. you don't need to do it all today. one step at a time, one day at a time, one prayer after another. take care... & remember God loves you more than you know!"