Thank you all for your kind words. It certainly is comforting to know that you are praying.
The situations that we are faced with are long term. Not easily or quickly solved.
Not like the other day when I drove across the railroad tracks and my hubcap went flying off. . Not like the day before yesterday when the fax machine quit functioning. Those are easy fixes.
The long term situations with which we are faced must be bathed in prayer. Our 'patience' muscles strengthened . Schedules readjusted. Financial belts tightened . Compassion increased.
Trust in God must be fortified by prayer and Scripture.
I find it especially soothing to sit and sew. As the needle carries the thread in and out of the fabric, the design becomes more apparent with each stitch. My confidence grows that GOD will use these difficulties to conform us and our loved ones to His design; His purpose for our lives.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, for he trusteth in Thee.