Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Confession

" A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength." Proverbs 17:22

I must confess that for the past few weeks I have been a "broken spirit." I have lost my joy and become just plan grouchy. I have lost sight of my vision and my purpose, which has made daily tasks almost unbearable. I am so thankful though that the Lord has pointed this out to me. I know that He is the one that can renew this heart and restore my joy. So that is my prayer for me and for your. That God will renew our joy! Be encouraged! God cares about every aspect of your life, even the small things like your mood. I know that I can not change this heart, but He can. I am holding on to that truth.

5 comments:

Josh, Jo, and Kaylee Hardwick said...

I kinda feel like i've been there too...or at least 'distant' if not broken...i've thought about you a lot lately...now i know why. Praying for you! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Renee babe, I'm praying for you.
I'm so sorry that I cant be there with you. I know that God will renew your joy if you open your heart to him. Please step back and remember where you get your joy, the small things in life matter the most. Never forget that I'm always here for you, we cant help if you never let us know you need our help. Although I know sometimes it's best just to work it out for your self with God's help. I love you so much. MOM
P.S. Call me if you just need to talk and I'll just listen.

Bridget Camarillo said...

I must say that I agree! I too have been a "broken spirit" for quite some time now.But I trust in God! Even though it isn't the greatest feeling to feel, know that you have encouraged people through it! I know you have encouraged me! I miss being in your 4th period spanish class! Hope all is well!

Renee said...

Hey Bridget,
Thanks for sharing. I hoped that my posting this could encourage some people. Just keep praying.

Renee

valerie said...

Praying for you Renee. I definitely know where you are because i find myself walking through the same thing. I let so much get to me and "break my spirit" that i lose sight of what is really important. Thinking of you and rejoicing in the fact that God has brought our paths together in this life!