Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Desire of the Afflicted

Oh, how I needed those words today.  Psalm 10 vs 17."You hear, oh Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry."

I needed to be reminded that the Lord hears me when I cry!  When it seems I cry out and no one is there, He is there and hears me.  I am so comforted by that.  I pray you will be too.

Just when I think I have quit questioning "why", the doubts and fears surface and there I am again.... wondering.....   I honestly don't understand why "we" are sick.  Why bad things happen to people.  Why life throws curve balls that hit us squarely where we live. 

But as I read that today, I am reassured that while I may not understand, I am not alone in this.  God hears my cries and sends encouragement to me.  I am so very thankful for that.

I still have pain and severe fatigue.  I still have knees that need replaced and feet that need surgery.  My circumstances have not changed, but my attitude has.   I will rest and reflect and know that in His time, I will be better.  I will do my best to focus on Him and what He has for me to do.  Not on me and what I can't do.

These days in the midst can be long and hard.  Seek Him and know that while we don't understand now, someday we will.  Praying for you today.



  1. So comforting, Elaine. Periodically the whys come up for me too, especially when I compare my life to others. Today I am trying to just say yes to God right where I am. This post has given me comfort in the reminder that I am not alone. Ever. Not once. Wishing you a beautiful day!

  2. Thank you Renee. That comparing thing gets me into trouble every time.... I need to stop it!

    Hope and pray you are doing well today.