Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Enough of the Mullygrubs!

Have you had times or even days where you were in the mullygrubs? Things had been difficult, life was a challenge and it got you down?

I understand that there are events in our lives that are hard. Life will not be easy. But I think our perspective on life is what is important.

I have a dear friend whose son, in his 20's, was in a serious car accident. He is now paralyzed from his chest down. He is on a ventilator so he can breathe. He can barely move his arms. We are all praying for his healing and recovery. He's been like this for about 5 months now. I have to tell you that this has been a real wake-up call for me.

I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed with it 12 years ago. I really don't like to talk about it because I'd rather not focus on it but have people see me for who I am. It has not been easy but God has been gracious and I have generally been doing very well with it. But there are times when I get discouraged and just want the pain to go away! So thinking about this young man has helped me to be truly grateful.

I can walk, I can speak, I can breathe!! My difficulties are slight in comparison. I can do so many things!!

The Bible says "Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD." Ps. 150:6. So I should always be praising God! Using that wonderful gift of breath for His praise and glory!

This is not meant to be a rebuke but an encouragement. We all have so much for which to be thankful. So let's get up out of the mullygrubs and see things from a better perspective.

Take a deep breath and praise the Lord!


Click here to read the blog about the son of my friend. He can use all of our prayers. Thanks.


Michelle said...

First of all thank you for your sweet words of encouragement on my blog. It is amazing to me how God can use one sentence to bring such encouragement. thank you so much. Today of all days I needed this.

About your post, AMEN! I am right there with you. God has graciously been carrying me through my struggles right now (always, really:) and my word from Him this morning was to
"Begin praising Him right now for the deliverance that is on its way to you" So that is what I am doing with my little note cards all over the house today to remind me. Your post only confirmed His word.

Praising My God,
(thank you again, Gloria, really you cannot know what that meant to me today)

Miss Julia said...

Yes Mama! Right on!! Great title, by the way, LOL! :D Your post was not condemning in the least. I think it's an encouraging wake-up call. I'm in perfect health so I have even more to be thankful for and less excuses for 'mullygrubbing'! :D

Great post. :) I'm proud of you! :D

MrsD/Jacque said...

Amen Gloria! Praying for your friend.
We all have plenty we could complain about - and even with our troubles, we can always find someone who has more even reason to be discouraged than we do.
This post is an encouragement. Thank you!